Ukraine: miners owed 800 million UAH

Salary debts at state mines have exceeded 800 million UAH. According to the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine chairman Mikhail Volynets, the unions demand 4.6 billion UAH in the 2017 budget to support the state coal sector, which will at any rate allow paying wages in time. But this money will not be enough to…

Ukraine: Kominmet shareholders replace SB

Shareholders of Dniepropetrovsk Iron and Steel Works named after Komintern (Kominmet) have dismissed the board, having chosen Petr Kozak the general manager for a year. They have revoked all the members of the board, including the chairman Oleg Botyuk. The supervisory board and revision commission members have also been dismissed, including Alexander Butskikh (owns 19.7787%…

Russia: gold and silver output down in January-September 2016

In January-September Russia produced 214.12 tons of gold, down by 1.4% YoY.

Silver output totaled 800.32 tons, down by 9.4% YoY.

Russia: TMK IFRS net profit down Q3 2016

The net profit of Russian oil and gas pipe producer TMK dropped by 80.7% QoQ to $11 million in July-September, as calculated under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the company said. Revenue fell by 3.6% to $822 million, and gross profit decreased by 13.6% to $165 million. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization…

Ukraine: Donetsk region ferrous metals exports down in January-September 2016

In January-September Donetsk region (without the antiterrorist operation zone) earned $2542.1 million from exports, down by 11.9% YoY. The region exported products to 101 countries. In particular, ferrous metals exports accounted for 76.3% of the total volumes. The regional companies exported $1.9 billion worth of ferrous metals, down by 10.6% YoY. Ferrous metal wares exports…

Russia: Vorkutaugol receives new director

Sergey Likhopud, who headed the department of legal matters in Severstal Management, has been appointed the general director of Vorkutaugol. “Sergey Likhopud became the director in a complex time. We have difficult tasks. I hope his knowledge and experience will lead the company out of the crisis situation”, Severstal BD chairman Alexei Mordashov said. (Ukrainian…

Ukraine: coal minister to finance Lugansk mines

The minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Igor Nasalik visited Severodonetsk in Lugansk region and met with the state regional administration. Nasalik said that the regional mines would receive financing of 1 billion UAH under government guaranties. “I have come to the Lugansk region to help. I want to see the situation at…

Ukraine: Interpipe transfers NPTZ shares to its Cyprus companies

Three Cyprus-based companies, affiliated with Interpipe, have purchased 19.3% Nikopol South Pipe Works shares each from Transportno-Investitsionnye Tekhnologii LLC. The TIT LLC share decreased from 96.689302% to 38.675721%, while the share of Plamsted Limited increased from 0.000027% to 19.337914%, that of Wolbert Company Limited – from 0% to 19.33786%, and of Kamset Holdings Limited from…

Russia: CherMK finishes SM4 repairs

Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works continues its autumn repair campaign.

In particular the company has finished the overhaul of its sintering machine No. 4.

Severstal Russian Steel spent 40 million rubles on repairs. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EMSS produces machinery for InGOK

Energomashspetsstal has produced feed and discharge trunnions for Ingulets Mining and Processing Works ore-pulverizing mills.

According to the company statement, the weight of the equipment totaled 71 tons.

The contract was concluded in July. All the parts will be supplied by year-end. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: DTEK Ternovskoye miners have work for a year

The Ternovskoye Mine Group has put a new long face into operation.

788 thousand tons of coal will keep the local miners busy until January 2018.

The length of the face is 280 meters. The average daily output is estimated at 2 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Koks output up in January-September 2016

In January-September Koks, a part of Industrial-Metallurgical Complex, produced 2.12 million tons of bulk coke, up by 3%. During the whole year the company coking batteries have been 100% loaded, IMC strategy and communications vice-president Sergey Frolov said. Coking coal output at IMC mines decreased by 7% YoY, to 1.45 million tons, due to repair…