Russia: Zolotinka gold output down

As of July 1, the gold-extracting company Zolotinka LLC has extracted 42 kg of gold in Amur region, down by 29% YoY. According to the regional ministry of natural resources, as of July 1, 2017 the gold output amounted to 59.1 kg. The company is extracting alluvial gold at two sites: in the Ostrovnaya River…

Russia: scrap exports through ports of Nakhodka and Vostochniy prohibited

The Primorye region stops exporting ferrous scrap and wastes through the seaports of Nakhodka and Vostochniy.

The new rules come into effect on July 22.

The scrap export limitation will be valid for 5 months.

So far this year Nakhodka customs has approved 95.5 thousand tons of scrap for exports. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal Steel Decisions supplies metal structures to theme park

Severstal Steel Decisions has resumed supplies of metal structures for the closed theme zone of the Dream Isle amusement park in Moscow.

As of June, the company has produced and shipped 2.268 thousand tons of metal structures, made of Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works steel.

Assembly of the metal structures started in March. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: KZOTsM share on flat rolled metal market to grow

Kirov Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works has finished the main stage of its capacity modernization. The company is commissioning three machines with the combined cost of 1.4 billion rubles: a cold-rolling mill, modernized transfer tables of the hot-rolling mill and the Salico slitting and shearing line. The Kvarto-450 cold-rolling mill modernization was the most expensive. The…

Russia: MMK commissions new air separator

MMK has assembled a new air-separation machine valued at 4.2 billion rubles in the oxygen shop No. 5. The machine can produce 35 thousand cubic meters of industrial oxygen and 30 thousand cubic meters of pure nitrogen, as well as some 1 thousand cubic meters of argon. The new machine will be able to save…

Ukraine: 400 thousand UAH embezzled on Volynugol mine construction

During the construction of a mine in Lviv region, the prosecutors have uncovered embezzlement of funds.

The Chervonograd prosecutor’s office has found out that during the mine construction, the volume of the works was illegally increased by 400 thousand UAH.

The mine belongs to the state enterprise Volynugol. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: rolled metal deliveries from Ukraine up in May 2018

In May, according to the customs statistics, Russia imported 91.9 thousand tons of bars and sections from Ukraine, up 1.8-fold YoY.

In January-May imports totaled 485.6 thousand tons, up 2-fold YoY.

This also represents some 75% of the total Russian imports of bars and sections. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz ZSMK scrap purchases down in H1 2018

In June, according to the railroad statistics, Evraz ZSMK received 176.3 thousand tons of scrap, down by 3.9% YoY.

In 6 months scrap deliveries reached 597.7 thousand tons, down by 16.3% YoY.

The company occupies the fourth place in the industry on scrap deliveries via railroad. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ZTZ output up in H1 2018

In January-June Zagorsky Pipe Works sold 199982 tons of pipes, up 5.5-fold YoY.

June accounted for the sale of 50 thousand tons of pipes.

Gazprom was the main customer.

The company has also mastered the manufacture of pipes with the wall thickness of 32 mm. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz NTMK expanding product range

Evraz NTMK plans to increase capacities to manufacture products for the construction market. According to the company managing director Alexei Kushnarev, the works is mastering the manufacture of 18 new sections. The company will be able to produce beams and sheet piles for the construction sphere. Evraz NTMK has already provided 8 thousand tons of…

Russia: Trubodetal puts new shot blaster in operation

Trubodetal has put in operation a new shot-blasting machine to process pipeline joints.

Investments total 30 million rubles.

The new machine has been assembled in the thermal-press-welding shop No. 1. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK industrial park adds major European investor as resident

PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), the Chelyabinsk Region’s Investment Development Agency, together with Rusfoundryconsult and SEEIF Ceramic, a.s. (Czech Republic) have signed a cooperation agreement at the international industrial exhibition Innoprom 2018 in Yekaterinburg. The agreement was signed by CEO of MMK Pavel Shilyaev, Director of the Chelyabinsk Region’s Investment Development Agency, Alexey…

Russia: Magadan region’s gold output up in H1 2018

Gold output of Magadan region increased by 14.39% YoY, to 358.961 tons in January-June, a representative of the regional government’s natural resources department reported. Ore gold output rose by 25.52%, to 9.062 tons, while alluvial gold fell by 3.38%, to 4.37 tons. Silver output dropped by 2.82%, to 358.961 tons in the period. Magadan region’s…