Kazakhstan: Aktogay Factory reaches projected capacity

Aktogay Processing Factory, a part of KAZ Minerals, has reached the level of the projected sulfide ore processing capacity.

Because of the higher than expected copper content in the ore, the factory will produce 70-85 thousand tons of copper in 2017.

Now the group awaits good results from Bozshakol as well. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Pervomayskugol orders lifting and transportation machinery

The state enterprise Pervomayskugol has ordered Ertlite LLC the delivery of lifting and transportation machinery valued at 14.48 million UAH.

The company ordered 2300 meters of belt at 3772 UAH per meter and two hoppers at 2.9 million UAH apiece. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: gap appears at Lviv mine

Following a recent earthquake, a pit with the diameter of 300 meters and the depth of 50 meters appeared at a mine in Lviv region.

The mine is situated in the zone developed by Polymineral Mining and Chemical Enterprise.

A basin with mineral water could appear there in time. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Donetskstal said to be put into operation

Donetskstal resumes operation. According to the leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, the Russia-created and supported terrorist organization, Alexander Zakharchenko, the smelting shop of the enterprise has been put into operation. “In October we will get the first metal as planned”, he said. Earlier DPR reported on the renaming of Donetskstal into Yuzovka Iron…

Ukraine: Mirnogradugol orders fasteners

The state enterprise Mirnogradugol has ordered Det-Yura LLC the delivery of anchoring valued at 8.78 million UAH.

The price includes insurance and transportation.

The Det-Yura LLC offer was 0.5% cheaper than those of its competitors. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: nickel exports down in January-July 2017

In January-July Russia exported 81.7 thousand tons of raw nickel valued at $768 million, down by 29% and by 23.3% YoY respectively.

These are also the lowest results for the past 10 years.

In July the average price for nickel was $9179 per ton FOB Russian border, down by 5% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: environment strike at DMK

On the square near the Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine a meeting was held.

People demanded clean air and healthy future for their children.

The strikers didn’t want the combine to be shut down, they just wanted the company to use all the filters and fulfill all the environment programs. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal output down in January-August 2017

In January-August coal companies output decreased by 2.444 million tons, or by 9.4% YoY. “In particular, power-generating coal production dropped by 1.338 million tons, or by 6.5% YoY, and coking coal – by 1.105 million tons, or by 19.7%”, the Ministry of energy and coal industry reported. State mines decreased output by 20.8%. “The ministry-controlled…

Ukraine: Interpipe to supply gas to its enterprises

Interpipe Nizhnedneprovsk Pipe-Rolling Plant has obtained a license to supply gas.

The corresponding decision has been taken by the National commission on energy and housing services regulation.

As of September 1, 318 licenses to supply gas have been given by the commission. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK shareholders approve dividends for Q2 2017

At the Extraordinary General Shareholder Meeting (EGM) held on September 29, NLMK shareholders approved payment of Q2 dividends of RUB 3.20 per share.

The date upon which the shareholders entitled to Q2 dividends will be determined was set as October 12.

H1 dividends will amount to RUB 5.55 per share. (NLMK/Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Lisichanskugol orders coal processing

Lisichanskugol (Lugansk region) has ordered the Komsomolskaya Central Processing Factory the processing of 82.1 thousand tons of coal for 7.74 million UAH.

The services were ordered following 2 auctions.

At one auction Komsomolskaya offered to process coal at 94.52 UAH per ton, at another – at 94 UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Kolomoysky metal assets arrested

The Pechersk district court of Kiev has arrested the assets of the largest ferroalloy producer Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant, Marganets Mining and Processing Works and Ordzhonikidze Mining and Processing Works under the Privatbank embezzlement case. The General Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the embezzlement of 19 billion UAH provided to Privatbank in 2008-2016 by the National Bank…