Ukraine: EBRD provides syndicated loan to ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed an agreement on providing a $350 million syndicated loan to Ukraine’s largest steel mill, PubJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. “The EBRD has signed the biggest project in Ukraine this year,” EBRD Senior Adviser Anton Usov wrote on Facebook. The loan is designed to support the mill’s…

Russia: Kolmar gets two coal sites in Yakutia

Inaglinsky GOK, 100% owned by Kolmar Group LLC, has purchased two sites with coal deposits in Neryungrinsky district of Yakutia for 182.4 million rubles. The auctions have been considered not taken place, as there was only one bid – from Inaglinsky GOK. According to the auction commission, the bid meets all the demands and the…

CIS: steel output up in November 2017

In November Russia produced 6.025 million tons of steel, up by 1.4% YoY, but down from 6.225 million tons in October. In 11 months steel output totaled 66.453 million tons, up by 2.9% YoY. Ukraine decreased steel output in November by 4.9% YoY, to 1.85 million tons (1.91 million tons in October). In January-November Ukraine…

Russia: HGM moves HQ

The head quarters of Highland Gold Mining will be moved to the business center on 4, Smolensky Boulevard. The company has already signed an agreement with KR Properties. The size of the premises near the “Park Kultury” subway station is 1.7 thousand square meters. The price of the deal is not disclosed. The move will…

Russia: Mechel to supply coke to Serbia

Mechel has signed a memorandum on delivery of coke to HBIS Group Serbia Iron & Steel. According to the agreement, Moskoks will supply up to 120 thousand tons of coke products to Serbia, or 30 thousand tons each quarter. The delivery will be carried out from January till December 2018. The price will be determined…

Russia: Izhstal gets export loan from Roseximbank

Roseximbank has opened a loan of 3.35 billion rubles for 2.5 years.

The financing is carried out under the state program of supporting exports of highly technological products.

Izhstal will spend the money to buy raw materials to manufacture products for exports to Europe and Kazakhstan through Mechel sales network. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK Group increases iron ore fines output

NLMK Group, an international steelmaking company with operations in Russia, the USA, and the European Union, has commissioned four more high-pressure grinding roll (HPGR) units, boosting productivity of Stoilensky’s Beneficiation Plant by 0.8 million tons of iron ore concentrate, to 17.4 million tons per year. As a result, Stoilensky has now covered 100% of the…

Russia: Indian company wins auction to produce coal in Kamchatka region

FINR, a subsidiary of Indian Tata Power, has won an auction for a 25-year license for the Krutogorovsky coalfield in Russia’s easternmost Kamchatka region with a 264.8 million-ruble bid, the regional government said on December 22.

The field’s reserves are estimated at 300 million tons of coal. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Luhansk terrorists appoint provisional administration at AMK

On December 19 the terrorist organization of the Luhansk People’s Republic, created and supported by Russia, decided to appoint provisional administration at the Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works. “The decision has been taken due to the transport, power and economic blockade. The AMK idleness results in the negative influence on the machinery, the destruction of…