Ukraine: AMKR finishing modernization of sinter machine No. 5

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih started the hot tests of sinter machine No. 5 after its modernization. It was performed as part of the company investment program on modernization of the Sinter Plant No. 2 and improvement of environmental indicators. During modernization of sinter machine No. 5, gas-cleaning plant of wet type was replaced by the…

Kazakhstan: iron ore output up in 2017

In 2017 Kazakhstan mined 242.7 billion tenge worth of iron ore, up by 25.9% YoY. Kostanay region accounted for over 88% of the total volume (214.4 billion tenge, up by 23.4%), Karaganda region – 10.3% and Akmola region – 1.1%. ArcelorMittal Temirtau (Orken LLC) operates in the main “iron ore” regions – it is the…

Ukraine: coal output down in January 2018

In January Ukraine mined 2.659 million tons of coal, down by 27.3% YoY, or by 1 million tons.

According to the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, power-generating coal output dropped by 31.9% YoY, to 2.1 million tons, and that of coking coal – by 2.95%, to 559 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzkomur State Enterprise CEO appointed

Dzholdoshbek Dzhunushev was appointed General Director of the State Enterprise Kyrgyzkomur, press service of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use reported. According to its information, the new head was introduced to the staff by the Chairman of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of the Kyrgyz Republic Ulanbek Ryskulov…

Ukraine: sulfur for VostGOK gets expensive

The state enterprise Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works has ordered the Trading House Eco-Service LLC the delivery of sulfur valued at 92.69 million UAH. This year the company will supply 16 thousand tons of technical granulated sulfur with the purity of at least 99.98% at 5649 UAH or $212 per ton. The products will be…

Russia: Electrozinc commissions gas blower

Electrozinc has commissioned the new gas blower in the compressor department of the sulfur acid shop.

The machinery valued at almost 500 thousand euro was put into operation by the supplier – Piller, Germany.

The gas blower was assembled in September 2017 to replace the outdated blower, which had been operating since 1981. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: results of NLMK Strategy 2017

Strategy 2017 target of $1 billion annual EBITDA gains has been achieved – Strategy 2017 delivered structural annual EBITDA gain of $1,019 million. Management initiatives contributed around $740 million (over 70%) to the result. The company expects additional gains of around $160 million in 2018 generated by recently completed investment projects. Full self-sufficiency in iron…

Russia: NLMK IFRS net profit up in 2017

The net profit of Russian steelmaker NLMK jumped by 55% YoY, to $1.45 billion in 2017, as calculated under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the company said in a statement on February 20. Revenue grew by 32%, to $10.065 billion due to an increase in average prices for metals products, a growth of sales volumes,…

Kazakhstan: gold output up in January 2018

In January Kazakhstan’s production of raw gold and semi-processed gold, or in powder form, increased by 8.7% YoY and amounted to 5,978 kg. According to the Statistics Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of National Economy, in the reporting period the production of raw silver and semi-processed silver, or in powder form, was equal to 59,644…

Ukraine: Donbas miners given 365 million UAH to clear salary debts

The state mines in Donbas have received 365 million UAH transferred to partially clear salary debts.

Vice-prime-minister Vladimir Kistion thanked the ministries involved for quick solving of the problem.

Still, miners are striking at all the four mines of the state enterprise Selidovugol. They demand clearing their January salary debt. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: metal works to be built in SKR

Within the Industrialization map the South-Kazakhstan region will carry out 20 projects valued at 40 billion tenge. As the result, some 1500 jobs will be created, and the volume of industrial output will reach 920 billion tenge. In particular, according to the region governor Zhanseit Tuymebayev, a metal works will be constructed. Investments will total…

Russia: KMZ expands geography of ferromanganese sales

In January KMZ shipped 2 railroad cars (120 tons) of ferromanganese to Mongolia.

The shipping of 2 more cars to Darkhan Metallurgia Ltd is planned for February.

Following the successful negotiations with Divatsogt, KMZ will supply ferromanganese to Mongolia on constant basis. (Ukrainian metal)