Russia: UEM commissions new crane

Uralelectromed has put into operation a new stationary crane manipulator produced by Velmash.

In just a week the machine has already processed over 200 tons of non-ferrous scrap.

The new hydraulic manipulator has replaced an outdated one.

The investments in the machine totaled 2.2 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Karabashmed commissions second Kumera converter

Karabashmed has commissioned the second of three Kumera converters.

Two new converters with the capacity of 150 tons each will increase raw copper manufacture by 15-20%.

The third converter will be commissioned this year, while the old machines will be disassembled. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Amur region gold output down in 2018

Last year enterprises extracting gold in Amur region obtained 22.7 tons, down by 12% YoY. Ore gold accounted for 14.1 tons and alluvial gold – for 8.7 tons. The decrease in the output has to do with the drop in the manufacture at Petropavlovsk enterprises and at the Berezitoviy mine (Nordgold). Thus, last year Petropavlovsk…

Russia: NLMK appoints VIZ-Stal CEO

NLMK reports the appointment of Stanislav Olkov the CEO of VIZ-Stal. He has replaced Valeriy Shevelev in this office. Shevelev will focus on a new strategy stage of NLMK Group. The goal of Olkov is to improve product quality and business process efficiency. Stanislav Olkov has been working with VIZ-Stal since 2007. Since 2013 he…

Kazakhstan: AMT produces 200 million tons of pig iron

On January 10 ArcelorMittal Temirtau produced the 200-millionth ton of pig iron.

The blast furnace No. 1 was put into operation on July 3, 1960.

At present the plant operates 3 blast furnaces employing 370 people in the shop. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: EZOTsM to cooperate with Algeria

Yekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works is actively studying the African market in order to develop cooperation with local mining and processing companies. In December 2018, a company delegation visited Algeria. During the visit the company delegation met representatives of a refining plant, a mining company, National geological survey bureau, and mineral fertilizers manufacturer. “African countries…

Russia: SinTZ expands pipe machinery range

Sinarsky Pipe Works has commissioned new machinery to produce couplings of various sizes for high-strength pipes with Premium joints.

The VSC-400 SM coupling sleeve making machine (EMAG) has been assembled in the oil segment pipes shop.

This is the 8th machine. The previous 7 were commissioned in 2000-2015. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Chukotka gold output down in 2018

Gold production on Russia’s Chukotka peninsula decreased by 4.81% YoY, to 24.130 tons in 2018, an official at the regional industry policy, construction, and housing and utilities department reported on January 14. Placer gold output grew by 11%, to 2.583 tons. Output of Chukotka Mining and Geological Company, a unit of Kinross Gold, rose by…