Russia: Severstal-Gonvarri-Kaluga confirms standard correspondence

In June Severstal-Gonvarri-Kaluga LLC successfully passed the re-certification audit for the correspondence to the international standards of ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016. Bureau Veritas carried out the re-certification audit. SGK management system is certified according to ISO 9001:2015, IATF 16949:2016, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007. The first certification was carried out in 2011 according to…

Ukraine: Volynugol mines cut off grid

The electricity supplier has cut the state enterprise Volynugol mines off grid because of the debt. “Since the second shift on July 4, the Regional Electric Networks has stopped supplying electricity to the Volynugol mines”, Mikhail Volynets, chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine, wrote on his Facebook page. According to him, the regional…

Russia: MMK’s environmental efforts and resource management recognized by industry competition

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) won the XV industry competition titled “Metal and Mining Enterprises with Highly Effective CSR”. The competition participants were 61 metal and mining enterprises. For the second year in a row, MMK is amongst the winners in the category “Environmental Protection and Resource Management”. MMK’s investments in environment protection last…

Russia: Seligdar to increase gold output

By 2024 Seligdar intends to have increased gold output to 10 tons. According to the company development strategy, the first stage of 2018-2021 will see gold output increase to 8 tons. The second stage of 2022-2024 presupposes the commissioning of the Khvoyniy site in Yakutia with the capacity of over 2 tons of gold a…

Russia: Evraz continues selling slabs to US

Evraz still supplies slabs to the United States, despite the duty of 25%. According to the Evraz vice president on finances Nikolay Ivanov, “on one hand, the products sold to the US became more expensive, while on the other, because of the duty, as expected, domestic prices have grown“. “So we are still supplying slabs…

Ukraine: UGOK concentrate output up in June 2018

In June Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works produced 1006 thousand tons of concentrate, up by 0.9% YoY. According to the company statement, sinter output dropped by 41.4%, to 88.1 thousand tons. In January-June UGOK decreased concentrate output by 0.4% YoY, to 6060.2 thousand tons, while sinter manufacture grew by 0.1%, to 894.6 thousand tons. (Ukrainian…