Russia: Kuzbassrazrezugol commissions the most powerful excavator

Kuzbassrazrezugol has commissioned the most powerful Russian excavator EKG-35 No. 1 at the Krasnobrodsky pit. Uralmashzavod started designing the machine in 2012 according to Kuzbassrazrezugol specifications. In 2017 the excavator was assembled and in March entered trial operation. In June-July the machine loaded 900 thousand cubic meters of rock. Next year Kuzbassrazrezugol intends to buy…

Russia: UMMC signs debut EUR 100 million PXF syndicated loan

Ural Mining Metallurgical Company (UMMC), one of the top Russian producers of copper, zinc and other precious metals, has signed a debut EUR 100-million syndicated loan. Mandated Lead Arrangers, Bookrunners and Lenders are Raiffeisen Bank International AG, AO Raiffeisenbank, PJSC Rosbank and Societe Generale. Raiffeisen Bank International AG and AO Raiffeisenbank acted as documentation agents…

Ukraine: pipe exports down in November 2018

In November Ukraine exported $57.775 million worth of pipes, down by 6.1% YoY, while imports grew by 77.6%, to $18.965 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, USA imported the largest batches of pipes – $11.506 million. In January-November Ukraine exported $681.476 million worth of pipes, up by 33.4% YoY, while imports increased by 50.9%,…

Russia: Seligdar gold output up in 2018

This year Seligdar has extracted 6 tons of gold, up by 30% YoY. “The considerable growth of the gold-extracting division was the result of the holding investments in the development of capacities”, Seligdar president Konstantin Beirit declared. The long-term strategy adopted in 2018 presupposes reaching the annual output of 10 tons of gold in 7…

Russia: Evraz and VEB.RF to create JV over Sibuglemet

Russian state development corporation VEB.RF and mining giant Evraz may create a joint venture basing on coal producer Sibuglemet. VEB.RF may contribute Sibuglemet to the joint venture to get a 25% stake, while Evraz may obtain a 75% stake after contributing coal producers Yuzhkuzbassugol, Raspadskaya, and Mezhegeiugol. According to a source familiar with a top…

Russia: tin to be mined in Yakutia

The manufacture of tin concentrate in Yakutia will have reached 5.5 thousand tons by 2032. The government of the region intends to restore tin industry by developing tin deposits and commissioning the Tirekhtyakh alluvial site and Deputatskoye deposits. Yanolovo, the developer of the Tirekhtyakh, is negotiating investments with China. The site reserves are 68.4 thousand…