Russia: Uchaly GOK buys new machines

Within the modernization program Uchaly Mining and Processing Works has purchased 2 Caterpillar R1600H load-haul-dump machines at 32 million rubles apiece.

The volume of their ladles is 5 cubic meters.

The new machines will be used at the Uzelginsky mine. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: coalmine collapses in Komi Republic

The Intinskaya coalmine located in Russia’s Komi Republic, belonging to a small independent producer Intaugol, has collapsed with one miner staying under debris showing no observable vital signs, a source in emergency services of the republic reported. After collapse of the mine, 191 miners were brought up to the surface. Out of 16 miners that…

Ukraine: Valki-Ilmenit operations stopped

The prosecutor’s office of the Russia-occupied Crimea has stopped trading operations of Valki-Ilmenit LLC in Zhitomir region without the special license to use subsoil resources.

This has been reported by the General Prosecutor of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko.

Valki-Ilmenit is the only quarry supplying raw materials to the occupied Crimean Titanium. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap traders can export even at current duties

The scrap export limitation is the necessary means of regulation on behalf of the government. According to the state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa director Vladimir Vlasyuk, it is necessary to limit export of scrap, but not to completely prohibit it. “I understand the discussions between scrap procurers and consumers. But the current duty still allows traders to…

Russia: KMZ pig iron sales up in January-May 2017

In January-May Kosogorsky Iron and Steel Works increased share of sales of pig iron both locally and abroad 1.7-fold, from 47% to 81%.

The company has also increased the output of high-quality pig iron, having supplied 20.6 thousand tons to local and foreign customers, or 70% of the total sales in May. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: metal output forecast for July 2017

In July Ukraine will produce 1.7 million tons of steel.

According to Ukrmetallurgprom, pig iron output will total 1.6 million tons and rolled metal – 1.4 million tons.

For June Ukrmetallurgprom forecast steel output on the level of 1.6 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: state companies not buying coal from Russia

Ukrainian Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman claims that none of the state companies buys coal from Russia.

According to him, the Cabinet of Ministers does its best to diversify coal deliveries.

“We’re replacing coal with other fuel types, especially anthracite coal, which is now on Ukrainian mines, seized by Russia-supported militants”, he said. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: metal output down in May 2017

In May industrial output in Ukraine increased by 1.2% YoY.

According to the State Statistics Service, quarrying production decreased by 4.6%.

Metal output dropped by 8%, coke – by 20.6%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap procurement to drop

This year scrap procurement will be lower than last year. “In 2016 Ukraine procured 3.471 million tons of scrap. It’s difficult to forecast anything for this year, but we believe that procurement will decrease”, Ukrmetallurgprom president Alexander Kalenkov said. Last year local market received 3.192 million tons of Ukrainian scrap. In January-May 2017 scrap deliveries…

Kyrgyzstan: Sulukta coal deposit up for sale

Sulukta coal deposit was put up for auction, the State Committee of Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of Kyrgyzstan reported. The starting price of plot No. 5 (mine shaft 2/8) is $3,800. According to the forecasts, coal reserves at the field are 381,190.5 tons. The local section Vostochniy (parts of mine shaft 6/18) was put…