Russia: Kuzbass coal output up in 2018

In 2018 Kuzbass region extracted 255.3 million tons of coal, up by 5.7% YoY.

In particular, pits yielded 165.8 million tons and mines – 89.5 million tons.

The output of coking coal was 73.2 million tons, and power-generating coal – 182.1 million tons.

Factories processed 182.1 million tons, up by 6.1%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Konevinsky mine to start yielding gold in spring 2019

Khujir Enterprise LLC has started resuming mining at the Konevinskoye gold deposit in the Republic of Buryatia.

The work of the mine was suspended in 2014.

The decision to resume operation was taken in December 2018.

The C1+C2 reserves of the deposit are over 2 tons of gold. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Amur region mines 3.5 million tons of coal in 2018

In 2018 Amur region extracted 3.5 million tons of power-generating coal, up by 100 thousand tons YoY.

The coal is mined at the Yerkovetskiy and Severo-Vostochniy pits.

In particular, coal output of the Yerkovetskiy pit, commissioned in 1991, grew by 3%.

Severo-Vostochniy pit, operating since 1932, increased output by 4% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal output up in 2018

In 2018 Severstal increased steel output by 3%, to 12.04 million tons mostly due to the commissioning of the ladle furnace No. 2. Pig iron output remained unchanged at 9.15 million tons. Consolidated sales grew by 2%, to 11.18 million tons. Coking coal concentrate sales from Vorkutaugol increased by 2%, to 3.37 million tons. (Ukrainian…

Russia: 2018 NLMK Group Trading update

In 2018, NLMK Group sales grew to 17.6 million tons, by 7% YoY. Steel output grew by 2%, to 17.5 million tons. Steel capacity utilization rate was 99%. Sales grew driven by growth of demand on key sales markets. Sales growth was supported by a +20%YoY increase of semi-finished product sales, to 6.8 million tons.…

Ukraine: gas consumption at metal plants up in 2018Ukraine: gas consumption at metal plants up in 2018

In 2018 Ukrainian metal enterprises consumed some 1.84 billion cubic meters of natural gas, up by 4% YoY.

In December 2018, gas consumption grew by 13% MoM, to 170 million cubic meters.

Energy consumption last year was 11.76 billion kW-h, up by 6% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ChEMK fined for environment violations

The prosecutors of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District have checked the compliance with the environment legislation by Chelyabinsk Electrometallurgical Works.

As a result, multiple violations have been found.

In particular, ChEMK pollutes the Makar-Ruz and Yengai rivers, stores wastes, and violates fire and industrial safety.

The company has been fined for 1.5 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: LGOK output up in 2018

In 2018 Lermontovsky Mining and Processing Works produced 375 tons of tungsten concentrate valued at 528 million rubles, up from 79 tons and 98 million rubles in 2017.

Ore mining grew from 78 tons to 98 tons.

Average salary increased to 31 thousand rubles from 24 thousand rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: RZhD buys 1 million tons of rails in 2018

In 2018 Russian Railroad purchased 985.5 thousand tons of rails.

EvrazHolding LLC supplied 775.6 thousand tons and Mechel – 209.9 thousand tons.

In particular, RZhD bought 519.1 thousand tons of 100-meter rails: 204.7 thousand tons from Mechel and 314.4 thousand tons from EvrazHolding. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Irkutsk region gold output up in 2018

In 2018 Irkutsk region mined 24.838 tons of gold, up by 8.5% YoY.

Ore gold accounted for 13.935 tons, while alluvial for 10.9 tons.

Three enterprises covered 53% of the output (12.991 tons) – Polyus Verninskoye, Ugakhan and Vysochaishiy.

Alluvial gold leaders were Vitim and Lenzoloto (7.53 tons). (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Karelsky Okatysh commissions new excavator

Karelsky Okatysh has put into operation a new 20 EKG-20 excavator with the capacity of 20 cubic meters.

Another such excavator, produced by Uralmashzavod, has been operating at the company for over 10 years.

The ladle can take up to 40 tons of rock.

A dump truck is fully loaded in 3 minutes. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Elgaugol output up in 2018

In 2018 Elgaugol LLC mined 4.9 million tons of coal, up by 18% YoY.

The rock excavation exceeded 19 million cubic meters, up by 5%.

Coal processing grew by 11%, to 2.5 million tons.

3.4 million tons were sold, up by 18%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal chooses contractor to build coke-oven battery No. 11 at CherMK

Severstal has chosen a contractor to carry out main works to construct a coke-oven battery No. 11 at Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works with the design capacity of 1400 thousand tons per year.

The main contractor is Koksokhimmontazh (Moscow).

The subcontractors are Intech (St. Petersburg) and Koksokhimmontazh-2 (Cherepovets). (Ukrainian metal)