Russia: Dagestan finds 100-ton gold deposits

A gold-bearing deposit with the reserves of some 100 tons has been found on the territory of Dagestan. The auction for the deposit will be held in 2018. The prospects of the Kurush ore node were confirmed in 2007-2010. In 2014 the Federal budget gave 150 million rubles for prospecting work in the Dagestani Mountains.…

Russia: ZEMZ starts producing stainless slabs

The rolling shop No. 1 of Zlatoustovsky Electrometallurgical Works has started producing 150×680 mm and 150×700 mm slabs of 12X18H10T steel.

The metal will be supplied to the Volgograd Iron and Steel Works “Krasniy Oktyabr”.

“Such wide slabs have been produced at the ZEMZ 1150-mill for the first time”, the company noted. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Polyus output up in Q3 2017

In July-September Polyus gold output increased by 16% YoY, to 642 thousand ounces. Ore output went up by 45%, to 10 million tons. Ore processing grew by 12%, to 7.3 million tons. Sales increased by 10% YoY, to 578 thousand ounces. EBITDA went up by 7%, to $475 million (28.16 billion rubles). Profits decreased to…

Russia: Revda Works pipe output up in January-September 2017

Revda Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works has supplied 25 tons of LAMsh77-2-0.05 pipe for an oil-processing plant. Soon another two batches of pipes will be supplied. In January-September Revda Works produced 451 tons of LAMsh77-2-0.05 pipe, up 7.5-fold YoY. According to the company, the growth has to do with the favorable market situation and marketing strategy.…

Russia: TAGMET finishes PQF mill repairs

The pipe-rolling shop of Taganrog Iron and Steel Works has completed the scheduled modernization and repair of the PQF mill, which produces seamless hot-deformed pipes. The repair will result in the decrease of maintenance time and quality improvement. For the first time since the mill has been put in operation the company has replaced beams…

Ukraine: pellets exports in January-September 2017

In January-September Ferrexpo exported 7.525 million tons of iron ore pellets. In particular, its Poltava GOK exported 5.739 million tons and Yeristovo GOK – 1.786 million tons. At the same time Metalloinvest exported 4.268 million tons of pellets, including 2.568 million tons from Mikhailovsky GOK and 1.7 million tons from Lebedinsky GOK. Karelsky Okatysh exported…

Ukraine: scrap deliveries down in October 2017

In October Ukrainian iron and steel works received 270 thousand tons of scrap, down by 7% MoM. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, in October scrap-procuring companies prepared 310 thousand tons of scrap. Thus, 40 thousand tons were exported, down by 20% MoM. The metal industry in October was provided with scrap on the level of 89%. In…

Ukraine: Pinchuk gets elite real estate in London for Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Combine

Victor Pinchuk has received elite real estate in London from Igor Kolomoyskiy and Gennady Bogolyubov within an amicable settlement of the court process on Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Industrial Combine. Pinchuk accused Kolomoyskiy and Bogolyubov of the breach of agreements while privatizing the plant and demanded $2 billion. He claimed that in mid-2000s gave the…

Russia: metal output up in September 2017

According to the Ministry of economic development, in September the metallurgical manufacture index increased by 0.5% YoY, but dropped by 3.2% MoM. In particular, pig iron output increased by 4.9% YoY, stainless steel by 0.3%, non-alloyed steel by 0.4%, alloyed steel by 4.6%, rolled metal by 1.6%, seamless stainless steel pipes by 27.9%, compressor-pump pipes…