Uzbekistan: coal output down in January-May 2019

According to the State Statistics Committee, in January-May Uzbekistan mined 1239.2 thousand tons of coal, down by 15.3% YoY.

The decrease in coal mining is accompanied by the rapid price growth.

Compared with May 2018, the price has increased 1.7-fold.

The need in investments in coal industry is estimated at $420 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Ormet replenishes machine fleet

This year Ormet will buy four new dump trucks, a truck crane, forklift truck as well as crawler-mounted and wheeled excavators.

Investments will reach 76 million rubles.

The company has already received 4 dump trucks and a dump-trailer.

The new special machines will allow decreasing environment impact. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Donetskstal joins EURACOAL

Donetskstal has become a full member in the European Coal Association EURACOAL. The decision has been made at the association meeting in Krakow. According to the company CEO Ildar Saleyev, this will enable Donetskstal to get expert support when switching to European standards, start exchanging experience with EU colleagues and get access to technological expertise…

Russia: Arkhara to extract 150 kg of gold

Arkhara LLC, extracting gold on the territory of the Jewish Autonomous District, intends to obtain 150 kg of alluvial gold this year. At present the company is operating at one licensed site – the Fedoseyka River. So far 40 kg of gold have been extracted Last year the output was 200 kg. Arkhara, operating since…

Russia: Rusal passes ASI certification

Three Rusal companies have passed a certification according to the standards of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). The certification will help improve the manufacturing-sales network. Bauxite of Timan, Ural Aluminum Works and Irkut Aluminum Works have successfully passed certification according to ASI Performance Standard and ASI Chain of Custody Standard. Rusal intends to certify all…

Azerbaijan: gold, silver and copper production up in January-May 2019

Some 1,395 kilograms of gold were extracted in Azerbaijan in January-May, up by 9.8% YoY, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee reported. Silver production in Azerbaijan increased by 18.1%. According to the statistics, the total volume of the extracted silver and concentrates reached 1,364 kilograms. Some 805 tons of copper ore and concentrates (+44.9%) were extracted…

Kyrgyzstan: reclamation of uranium tailings in Mailuu-Suu to start in autumn

Reclamation of uranium tailings in Mailuu-Suu will begin in September-October, representative of the European Commission Pascal Daures reported. According to him, all the preparatory work within EU Programme “Environmental Remediation in Central Asia” has been completed. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will begin holding tenders and signing work contracts in September. As Pascal…