Ukraine: separatists want Ukrainian metal and mining works “nationalized”

The Russia-supported militants are prepared to “nationalize” major industrial enterprises, according to the head of the terrorist organization Lugansk People’s Republic Igor Plotnitsky. The so-called “parliament of LPR” has approved of the decree to make amendments to the law “On taxes”. According to it, all the companies operating in the region, but not registered in…

Russia: Onexim to sell part of RUSAL stake

Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov’s Onexim Group is preparing to sell part of a 17.02% stake in aluminum giant UC RUSAL on the market, Bloomberg reported citing sources familiar with the situation. Earlier Bloomberg reported citing sources that RUSAL was considering selling up to 20% of its new shares in London. The company sees good possibilities…

Kyrgyzstan: licenses of two gold miners suspended

The licenses of two gold mining companies in Kyrgyzstan were suspended, the State Committee of Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use reported. The license of «Aksyaltyn Gold» LLC, which produces placer gold in Chon-Alai district of Osh region, and the license of «Andash Mining Company» LLC, mining gold in Talas region, were suspended. Licenses of other…

Russia: VSMPO-Avisma puts own furnace into operation

VSMPO-Avisma has put a new homogenizing furnace into operation.

This is the fifth machine to be constructed in shop No. 1.

The furnace was designed, constructed, assembled and put into operation by the company specialists.

The homogenizing or the artificial ageing improves the metal structure. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine could do without Donbass anthracite at all

Ukraine has enough resources to stop using the anthracite coal delivered from Donbass in case the corresponding political decision is taken. “If a political decision is taken and on the governmental level we are told to block and not exchange goods anymore, Ukraine has enough resources to completely stop buying the anthracite coal”, energy and…

Russia: Koks-Mining to increase coal output

In 2017 Koks-Mining enterprises intend to increase coal output by 23%, to 2.7 million tons from 2.2 million tons in 2015. According to the company CEO Victor Shevtsov, output could grow even more – to 2.9-3 million tons, as this spring the company plans to greatly increase its mining capacities by putting into operation the…

Ukraine: anthracite stocks up

On February 5-8, the anthracite coal stocks at Ukraine’s thermal power plants increased by 18 thousand tons, or by 2%, to 876 thousand tons. According to the national power-generating company Ukrenergo, as of late February 5, there was 1609 thousand tons of coal at the warehouses, including 858 thousand tons of anthracite, with 186 thousand…

Russia: NLMK to increase air-cleaning 15-fold

Novolipetsk Iron and Steel Works has started testing three dust extraction systems in its sinter shop, which produces 15 million tons of raw materials for pig iron manufacture annually. The project will decrease dust emission by the sintering factory by 3.3% and will enable the company to use the dust in the manufacturing process. Dust…