Ukraine: metal exports to Russia up in Q1 2017

In January-March trade turnover with Russia increased by 34%, to $3.384 billion.

Exports increased by 26%, to $1.67 billion, and imports – by 43%, to $1.714 billion.

Ferrous and non-ferrous metals exports amounted to $283 million, up by 80%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Baikalrud to open two mines in 2019

Baikalrud LLC intends to construct a Yugo-Zapadniy mine at the Noion-Tologoyskoye polymetallic ore deposits. “Its projected capacity will be 850 thousand tons of ore per year. Earlier we were allowed to start constructing the Yugo-Vostochniy mine with the capacity of 350 thousand tons. It is being constructed. In 2019 we intend to put both of…

Russia: Profil-Akras produces 63 thousand tons of pipes in H1 2017

In June the Pipe Works named after Makarov “Profil-Akras” produced 16830 tons of pipes and sold 16200 tons.

In July the company intends to produce and sell 20 thousand tons of pipes.

In January-June the works produced 63 thousand tons of pipes and sold 65 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Nornickel’s environmental initiatives praised

Nornickel presented its Sulphur Project, the company’s largest environmental initiative that would help address the issue of sulphur dioxide emissions. The event was attended by Sergei Ivanov, Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport, Sergei Donskoy, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Alexander Neradko, Head of the Federal Air Transport Agency, Elena Bezdenezhnykh,…

Ukraine: EMSS produces rolls for Mariupol Ilyich

Energomashspetsstal has produced and shipped supporting rolls to Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works. The total weight of the batch is 113.5 tons. In June Mariupol Ilyich specialists audited EMSS as to the possibility of producing heavyweight rolls. “We have successfully passed the audit. Our cooperation will increase Mariupol Ilyich product range and allow us…

Kyrgyzstan: gold illegally mined on Kapchygay-1 site

Gold was illegally mined on Kapchygay-1 site, the State Committee of Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. The committee earlier announced an auction for the sale of placer gold deposit, namely, Kapchygay-1 and Kapchygay-2 section, located in Aksy district of Jalal-Abad region. However, it was canceled because of illegal mining of…

Kyrgyzstan: Rosatom to rehabilitate uranium facilities

Representatives of the Federal Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety JSC (subsidiary of Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation) took part in the technical meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Coordination Group in Almaty, where a strategic master plan for environmental rehabilitation of the facilities of the former uranium production was discussed. The strategic…

Kazakhstan: new refractory works opens

Karaganda hosted the ceremony of the opening of the new refractory works SevenRefractoriesAsia. Investments in the project totaled 1.9 billion tenge. This is the first works in Kazakhstan to produce high-quality refractory materials for Kazakhmys, ArcelorMittal Temirtau, KazZinc, etc. “The construction of the works began in 2015, and the works was put into operation in…

Russia: coal exports up in H1 2017

In January-June Russian coal exports climbed by 10% YoY, to 90.353 million tons, the Ministry of Energy statistics said.

In June, Russia exported 15.916 million tons of coal.

Coal production in January-June totaled 197.204 million tons including 174.182 million tons supplied. (Portnews/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: first meters bored at Kumroch

“Zoloto Kamchatki” has bored the first meters at the Kumroch deposits, one of the most promising sites in Kamchatka. This year the company intends to bore 80 thousand meters of rock and produce 20 tons of gold. The total volume of investments in the project amounts to 1 billion rubles. At the Kumroch deposits an…