Ukraine: Lviv against uniting mines

The Lviv region state administration is against uniting all the state mines into one company, the administration fuel and energy saving department director Mikhail Melnik reported. “We don’t like the idea of turning separate enterprises into manufacturing subdivisions. We want money invested into each mine, we want them modernized. The country is carrying out the…

Russia: Rost Bank bankrupting Rezhnickel

Rost Bank has filed a bankruptcy claim to the Arbitrary court of Sverdlovsk region as to Rezhnickel. The amount of the claim is 202.6 million rubles. In late August Rost Bank filed a similar claim as to Ufaleinickel, demanding 202.6 million rubles as well. Rusal enterprises in the Ural Federal District stopped operating because of…

Russia: Nornickel modernizing manufacture

Kola MMC has finished reconstructing the nitrogen-oxygen plant, having put into operation a new air-separation unit with compressor equipment. The modernization will allow Kola MMC to considerably decrease expenses when manufacturing air separation products widely used in the non-ferrous metals manufacture. The company believes the economic impact from the implementation of new techniques will amount…

Russia: NLMK to road show its eurobonds

NLMK is planning to start a road show with dollar-nominated eurobonds in USA and Europe on September 6. Meetings with investors will be held in London, Zurich, New York and Boston. J.P. Morgan, SG CIB, ING and UniCredit will act as organizers. Depending on the market situation NLMK intends to offer mid-term bonds to investors.…

Ukraine: AMKR to borrow from EBRD

The European Bank fro Reconstruction and Development intends to lend ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih 200 million euro.

The total amount of the loan could reach 350 million euro, with 150 million provided with the help of other institutions.

The loan will be used to support the AMKR investment program valued at $1.1 billion. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Reserv to lose Utinka gold

The Russian Environment Surveillance Service in Magadan region wants to annul the license to use subsoil resources given to Reserv LLC to operate at the Utinskoye deposits. According to the service the company has not started constructing infrastructure objects, nor has it prepared the mining object to be put into operation. The company director Victor…

Russia: Rosgeologia starts prospecting tin site

A subsidiary of the state concern Rosgeologia – Dalnevostochnoye PGO – is prospecting at the Arminskaya field in Primorsky region. The work is being financed from the federal budget under the state contract, the company being a subcontractor. The site with the size of 5706 square meters is situated on the territory of 3 administrative…

Russia: electrometallurgical works to be shut down

The Federal Antimonopoly Service hosted a meeting on the graphitized electrode market competition. According to the director of industrial control department Nelli Galimkhanova, the meeting was gathered following two claims from Rostov Electrometallurgical Works and Krasniy Octyabr. The situation is difficult, as the market has been experiencing a sharp shortage because of decrease in capacity…

Ukraine: VostGOK suffers losses from mine stop

The state enterprise Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works has not received 160-180 million UAH of profit because of the halt of Smolinskaya and Ingulskaya mines in Kirovograd region, “It’s been three months since the mines stopped operation and the uranium ore was not mined. According to our preliminary calculations, we have suffered some 160-180 million…

Ukraine: VSMPO-Avisma not to invest in DGOK

VSMPO-Avisma decided not to invest into the expansion of Demurino Mining and Processing Works capacities to 50 thousand tons because of economical reasons. “At present we get 12-15 thousand tons of ilmenite. We won’t invest in the capacity increase”, the corporation CEO Mikhail Voevodin said. “When we bought DGOK, it already had a factory. Now…