Tajikistan: coal output record high in 2018

In 2018 Tajikistan mined 1.9 million tons of coal. 12 enterprises were involved in the process, developing 9 deposits. Shakhta Fon-Yagnob accounted for 46% of the total coal output, Talco-Resurs LLC – for 23% and Tajikistan Iron and Steel Works coal mining department – for 18%. 45 thousand tons were exported. Until 2012 the volume…

Russia: Polyus gold output up in 2018

In 2018 Polyus produced 2436 thousand ounces of gold, up by 13% YoY. Ore processing grew by 33%, to 38025 thousand tons. The increase is due to Natalkinskiy Mining and Processing Works in Magadan region reaching its design capacity of 10 million tons of ore per year. Revenue increased by 7%, to $876 million. This…

Russia: Evraz ZSMK sales down in 2018

In 2018 Evraz ZSMK shipped 6.1 million tons of metal via railroad, down by 2.6% YoY.

This is also one of the lowest results in the past 7 years.

Deliveries to local customers dropped by 0.2%, to 1.5 million tons, the lowest in 9 years.

Exports fell by 3.8%, to 4.14 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Kamchatka coal output down in 2018

In 2018 Kamchatka region mined 20 thousand tons of coal, down by 7% YoY. At present only one company is developing coal deposits in the region – Palana-Ugol LLC. It is developing the Palanskoye coal deposit. And the mining volume directly depends on customer orders. Last year Kamchatka imported 60 thousand tons of coal. (Ukrainian…

Russia: Krastyazhmash to start producing metal structures

A part of the Krasnoyarsk plant Krastyazhmash, which manufactures mining excavators, will be used to produce metal structures for processing factories at Siberian coal puts.

Some premises of the plant will be leased, while others will be disassembled and sold for scrap.

The debt of the company is 700 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: BMC starts building Udokan energy objects

Baikal Mining Company has signed agreements to construct the main energy objects for the Udokan Mining and Processing Works iInfrastructure.

According to the agreements, PMK Sibiri will construct a 220/35/10 kW substation, while Energomost will erect a high-voltage line 220 kW Chara-Udokan.

Both are turnkey contracts.

Construction is to be finished in November. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: UMMC signs debut EUR 100-million PXF syndicated loan

Ural Mining Metallurgical Company (UMMC), one of the top Russian producers of copper, zinc and other precious metals, has signed a debut EUR 100-million syndicated loan. Mandated Lead Arrangers, Bookrunners and Lenders are Raiffeisen Bank International AG, AO Raiffeisenbank, PJSC Rosbank and Societe Generale. Raiffeisen Bank International AG and AO Raiffeisenbank acted as documentation agent…

Russia: RUSAL and the Ministry of Health announce completion of the vaccination against Ebola

UC RUSAL together with the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, announced the completion of the vaccination against the Ebola virus in the Republic of Guinea. Two thousand people have received the GamEvac-Combi vaccines during the testing program conducted in Guinea at the Scientific Diagnostic Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology (SDCEM). The center was…