Ukraine: constructor dies at Nusenkis’ mine

The prosecutor’s office of the Donetsk region is investigating the fatal injury of a constructor of the Mine constructing group No. 1 at the Pokrovskoye Mine Group.

At present the prosecutors believe that the safety rules when working at a highly dangerous site have been violated. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: first batch of U.S. coal on its way

The first shipment of anthracite coal from the United States, supplied by XCoal Energy and Resources, totaling 85,000 tons should arrive in Ukraine in early September, the embassy of Ukraine in the United States wrote on Facebook. “The shipment of thermal coal to Ukraine was established by an agreement between the Ukrainian state-owned Centrenergo and…

Russia: MMK-Metiz profits up in Q2 2017

In April-June MMK-Metiz received 444.6 million rubles of net profit, up 1.8-fold QoQ. In H1 the company received 696.4 million rubles of net profit against 110 million rubles in H1 2016. MMK-Metiz earnings in H1 totaled 9.62 billion rubles, up by 22% YoY. Sales in Q2 increased by 18% QoQ, to 5.21 billion rubles. (Ukrainian…

Russia: Ormet modernizing processing factory

Ormet has put the new gyratory crusher into operation at its processing factory ore-preparing department. The capacity of the new machinery is 85-140 cubic meters of material per hour. Investments into the project totaled 14.5 million rubles. Disassembly of the old unit and the assembly of the new one were done in 10 days. In…

Ukraine: gold and silver imports down in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine imported $13.07 million worth of gold, down almost 2-fold YoY.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the Netherlands supplied the most gold last year – $8.4 million, Switzerland – $3.8 million.

Silver imports dropped as well – by 7.1%, to $3.6 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Interpipe appoints new products and resources director

Interpipe has appointed Andrei Lukyanov the new products and resources director. The new manager began working on August 1. Lukyanov started working at the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (Russia), he then was the transformation director at ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih (2011-2013). While working for Boston Consulting Group Lukyanov participated in Interpipe strategy projects. Before coming…

Azerbaijan: AzerGold to buy IT-equipment for 221 thousand manats

AzerGold has concluded an agreement with Bestcomp Group for the delivery of IT-equipment (computers and accessories). The cost of the contract is 211.57 thousand manats. AzerGold was created by the president Ilham Aliyev’s decree in 2015. It prospects, develops and manages gold- and iron-bearing sites Garadag, Chovdar, Geydag, Dagkesemen, Kokhnemeden and the Kyuryakchai basin. (Ukrainian…

Russia: gold output up in January-July 2017

In January-July Russia increased raw and powder gold manufacture by 11.7% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in July gold output increased by 12.1% YoY, but dropped by 0.1% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: VSMPO modernizing machinery

5 ultrasonic testing units by ScanMaster and BiA have been assembled at the forging complex in the town of Verkhnyaya Salda. Investments totaled 2.7 million euro (188.6 million rubles). VSMPO plans to unite all the ultrasound testing units in one place. For this in July the company started moving 8 units from the south extension…

Ukraine: Russia remains the main coal supplier

In January-June, according to the State Statistics Service, Ukraine imported 826.753 thousand tons of coal valued at $77.11 million. In particular, Russia supplied 90.8% of the total volume (750.861 thousand tons valued at $70.8 million). Imports from the South African Republic totaled 75.886 thousand tons valued at $6.299 million. At the same time Ukraine exported…