Ukraine: striking miner gets into hospital

Nikolai Kovalchuk, an employee of the Novovolynskaya-10 mine, who took part in the underground strike demanding salary debts to be cleared, ended up in the hospital. According to Mikhail Volynets, chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine, he suffered from vomiting and bleeding. Kovalchuk has been taken to the hospital by the mining rescuing…

Russia: ChelZinc shareholders left without dividends

Chelyabinsk Zinc Works has held an annual shareholders meeting.

It was decided not to distribute the profit of 5.4 billion rubles for 2017.

Thus, dividends for 2017 will not be paid. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal output down in June 2018

In June Ukraine’s coal mining enterprises of all forms of ownership extracted 2.55 million tons of coal, down by 5.8% from the planned targets, the Trade Union of Coal Mining Industry of Ukraine informed with reference to the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine. “In June the coal mining enterprises of Ukraine of…

Russia: lithium consumption low

According to VIAM CEO Yevgeniy Kablov, Russia experiences the problem of the lithium manufacture. The only lithium manufacturer in Russia is the Novosibirsk Works of Chemical Concentrates (NZKH), which supplies lithium both to the domestic customers and abroad. The enterprise started manufacturing lithium in 1960s. But Russia has no developed raw materials base to produce…

Ukraine: miners block Lviv road to border

Some 50 miners blocked the international road in Lviv region demanding their salary debts to be cleared. Lvivugol miners also came to the Lviv regional state administration to rule out all the issues of the salary. They met with the first deputy chairman Rostislav Zamlinsky. During the negotiations, the minister of energy and coal industry…

Ukraine: EMSS to supply spare parts for press machinery to Presezzi Extrusion

In June Energomashspetsstal concluded a new deal with Presezzi Extrusion S.P.A. (Italy), producer of various aluminum, copper and brass semi-finished products manufacturing machines. According to the agreement, EMSS will produce and deliver three bulk parts: a cylinder, a walking beam and a liner base. The products will be used in specialized press machinery. The spare…

Russia: coal output in Yakutia up in January-May 2018

In January-May the coal enterprises of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) mined 8.46 million tons of coal, up by 4% YoY.

At the same time the target was 9.09 million tons.

This year Yakutia intends to mine 18 million tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Interpipe NTZ chairman fired

The supervisory board of Interpipe NTZ has relieved the chairman of the board Yevgeniy Kopayev of his duties at his request. At present the acting chairman is Sergey Kostenko, the chief engineer of the company. Kopayev’s office ended on June 27. Kostenko has been appointed from June 28. Yevgeniy Kopayev has been the acting chairman…