Russia: coal exports up in 2017

Export of Russian coal in 2017 increased by 4% YoY, to 185.136 million tons, the Ministry of Energy said.

The commodity exports volume in December 2017 reached 15.082 million tons.

Coal mining in December 2017 amounted to 36.097 million tons, of which 32.821 million tons were delivered. (PortNews/Ukrainian metal)

Tajikistan: Zeravshan to resume operation

The joint Tajik-Chinese precious metals manufacturer Zeravshan is undergoing a reconstruction. “At present we are renewing the production line, thus mining has been suspended”, the company reported. Zeravshan is the largest precious metals miner in Tajikistan with the share of 70%. It was founded in 1994 on the basis of the gold-extracting factory, which began…

Russia: Russkiy Ugol coal output up in 2017

In 2017 the Russkiy Ugol Company mined 14.1 million tons of power-generating coal, up by 4% YoY. Krasnoyarsk region pits provided 6.5 million tons of coal, Republic of Khakasia – 4.2 million tons, and Amur region – 3.4 million tons. Pereyaslavsky pit in Krasnoyarsk region increased output by 8% YoY, to 5.6 million tons, while…

Russia: RZhD buys over 1 million tons of rails

In 2017 Russian Railroads purchased 1 million 56.3 thousand tons of rails. In particular, Evraz sold 719.8 thousand tons and Mechel – 329 thousand tons. Some 7.5 thousand tons were purchased from Aktyubinsk Rail and Beam Works (Kazakhstan). RZhD uses rails both for new construction and for repair. In 2016 RZhD purchased 947.7 thousand tons…

Russia: Petropavlovsk obtains 13.6 tons of gold in 2017

In 2017 Petropavlovsk Plc produced 13.62 tons of ore gold in Amur region, or 53% of the total output.

The output increased by 9.7% YoY, or by 1.2 tons. The increase was provided by 3 out of 4 company mines: Pioner, Albyn and Malomyr. Pokrovsky mine decreased output. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Gorniy site starts yielding gold

Kanchalano-Amguemskaya Ploschad LLC has begun industrial gold-extracting at the Gorniy site of the Zhilnoye deposits in Chukotka. The first ore has been sent to the gold-extracting factory of the Valunisty mine, and the first ingots are expected this month. By the end of the second quarter the company intends to have obtained 505 kg of…

Russia: MMK modernizing bar rolling mill

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works has concluded an investment contract with Danieli & Officine Meccaniche S.p.A. on the modernization of the 170 two-thread mill in the bar shop. The price of the contract is 5.5 million euros. The project is expected to be concluded in 2019. The project presupposes the modernization of the cooling rolling…

Russia: ChMK delivers rails to Roskosmos

Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has produced rails for the reconstruction of railroads near the Baikonur and Plesetsk cosmodromes.

The products have been shipped to one of the Roskosmos enterprises.

So far around 1 thousand tons of R65 rails have been supplied. The deliveries will continue this year. (Ukrainian metal)