Russia: Nornickel preliminary consolidated production results for Q2 and H1 2017

PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, the largest refined nickel and palladium producer in the world, announces preliminary consolidated production results for the second quarter and the first half of 2017. First Vice-President – Chief Operating Officer, Sergey Dyachenko commented on the production results: “In Q2 our platinum group metals (PGMs) production increased substantially owing to the…

Ukraine: coal production down in H1 2017

Ukraine’s production of coal decreased by 558,400 tons, or by 2.9%, in January-June, compared to the same period in 2016. This has been stated in an information note on the main indicators of the Ukrainian fuel and energy industry development over the first six months of 2017. “In January-June coal-mining enterprises of Ukraine produced 558.4…

Russia: NLMK Group among leading exponents of investor relations in European steel sector

NLMK Group, an international steelmaking company with operations in Russia, the European Union, and the USA, has been recognized as a leading exponent of investor relations among European steel companies by the European investment community. Ratings were compiled by IR Magazine based on an independent perception study among over 600 members of the European investment…

Russia: TMK starts producing pipes of unique alloy

The Pipe Metallurgical Company has started manufacturing casing pipes of corrosion-resistant chrome-nickel alloys TMK-S. The first batch of TMK-S pipes has been produced at Tagmet and shipped to Lukoil. The alloy has been developed for pipes used in oil and gas extraction with high content and partial pressure of sulfuretted hydrogen and carbon dioxide. “This…

Kazakhstan: ArcelorMittal Temirtau modernization plans presented to the PM

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev visited the production facilities of Arcelor Mittal Temirtau, one of the largest industrial enterprises of Kazakhstan. Minister of Energy Kanat Bozumbayev reported on the measures to solve the paramount task of uninterrupted provision of heat and electric energy to consumers. To this end, a comprehensive plan for the modernization…

Ukraine: all-terrain buses delivered to InGOK and SevGOK

The Kremenchug Car Works has supplied another batch of all-terrain buses KrAZ-5233 to Severniy and Ingulets Mining and Processing Works.

This is the second batch of automobiles delivered to the GOKs this month.

The first batch was dispatched some 2 weeks ago. (Ukrainian metal)

Tajikistan: TALCO aluminum output down in H1 2017

In January-June the Tajik Aluminum Company produced 49.101 thousand tons of aluminum, down by 32.8% YoY. The decrease had to do with the world price jumps on aluminum and the usage of outdated technology, which makes TALCO products uncompetitive. According to the industry and new technologies minister Shavkat Bobozoda, the only aluminum manufacturer and the…

Russia: UEM output up in H1 2017

In January-June Uralelectromed produced 172.9 thousand tons of copper cathodes, up by 2.7% YoY.

Gold and silver output also increased – by 2.3% and by 23.2% YoY respectively.

The company has also improved its technical tellurium manufacture – by 11.9% and powder wares – by 15.7%. (Ukrainian metal)