Ukraine: VostGOK profit down in H1 2018

In January-June the state enterprise Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works received 13.36 million UAH of net profit, down 16.9-fold YoY. According to the company statement, its net income dropped by 23.2%, to 1.2 billion UAH. Gross profit decreased 2.5-fold, to 170.35 million UAH. Last year VostGOK received 388.94 million UAH of net profit, down by…

Ukraine: VostGOK miners injured in bus accident

A bus, transporting employees of the Ingulskaya mine of the state enterprise Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works got into a road accident in Kirovograd region. According to the Independent Miners’ Union of Ukraine chairman Mikhail Volynets, some miners were injured. “The bus was driving to the mine when it hit and overturned the truck refrigerator…

Ukraine: VostGOK trying to pay $2 million to Steuermann

The state enterprise Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works has applied to the Commercial Court of Kiev asking to unblock the payment of $1.98 million for the delivery of the uranium concentrate to Steuermann Investitions und Handelsgeselschaft GbmH. According to the court materials, Ukrgazbank, where VostGOK has some accounts, refuses to transfer $1.98 million to Steuermann.…

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…

Ukraine: lime for VostGOK getting cheaper

The state enterprise Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works has ordered the Trading House Eco-Service LLC the delivery of lime valued at 34.34 million UAH. This year the company will deliver 15467 tons of construction lime of the second quality with 80-89% of active CaO+MgO at 2220 UAH per ton. In December 2017 the same company…

Ukraine: VostGOK suffers losses from mine stop

The state enterprise Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works has not received 160-180 million UAH of profit because of the halt of Smolinskaya and Ingulskaya mines in Kirovograd region, “It’s been three months since the mines stopped operation and the uranium ore was not mined. According to our preliminary calculations, we have suffered some 160-180 million…

Ukraine: VostGOK uranium licenses prolonged

The State Service of Geology and Subsoil Use has prolonged the Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works licenses for subsoil use. “It took my numerous reminders and a miners march to Kiev for the geology commission to gather and prolong the license to mine uranium ore for VostGOK”, the ecology minister Ostap Semerak said. VostGOK is…

Ukraine: VostGOK miners on strike

On August 16, Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works uranium miners went on a strike. The ore mining and salary payment were stopped three months ago because of the expiry of the license to use subsoil resources. The company received the license 20 years ago and now it has expired. But the State Service on geology…

Ukraine: VostGOK miners to strike

On June 20 the state enterprise VostGOK Ingulskaya mine was allowed to develop a new zone of uranium ores within the range of the blocks-of-flats in Kropivnitsky. At the same time Smolinskaya mine employees intend to go on a strike. VostGOK has been allowed to work at the site for 10 years, and the company…

Ukraine: VostGOK mine shut down

Ingulskaya mine of the state enterprise VostGOK has stopped mining uranium ore. According to the mine union, the operation stopped on May 31, and the idleness has already resulted in the decrease of output by 45 million UAH, while the local and state budgets will not receive some 2.9 million UAH of various taxes. The…