Russia: Kuzbass coal output up in 2017

In 2017 Kuzbass coal output increased by 6.2% YoY, to 241.5 million tons, including 65 million tons of coking coal and 176.5 million tons of power-generating coal. The regional factories last year processed 161.6 million tons of coal, up by 1.8 million tons YoY, including 59.1 million tons of power-generating coal (33% of the total…

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Russia: Karelsky Okatysh commissions new drilling mill

Karelsky Okatysh has put in operation a new Atlas Copco DM-45HP drilling mill.

The machine can drill holes with the diameter of 203 mm and less.

So far this is the only drilling mill of that type at Karelsky Okatysh. (Ukrainian metal)

6 Tips for Metal Recycling

Whether you’re scrapping, dismantling, or collecting metal detritus generated by your trade (plumbers, electricians, etc.), collecting metals for recycling is an important process. It can also be quite challenging. Thankfully, there are a few tips and tricks that can help you collect more metal, faster, and more safely. Let’s discuss some of the most important…

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Russia: Yakutia coal output up

In 2017 the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) mined 16.82 million tons of coal, up by 41.5% from the 2013 results. The increase has to do with the investment projects, in particular, of Kolmar – at $1 billion. At first the company mine coking coal and sold it as power-generating coal at low price. But then…

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Ukraine: ferroalloy manufacture down in 2017

In 2017 the major Ukrainian ferroalloy manufacturers – Nikopol and Zaporozhye Ferroalloy Plants (NZF and ZZF) – produced 1.03 million tons, down by 0.11% YoY. According to the Ukrainian Association of Ferroalloys Manufacturers, silicomanganese production decreased by 0.5%, to 810.67 thousand tons, while that of ferromanganese grew by 9.6%, to 114.5 thousand tons. Ferrosilicon output…

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Armenia: Nigeria interested in mining cooperation

The new ambassador of Nigeria to Armenia Ibrahim Khamzat said his country was interested in developing and deepening relations with Armenia, especially in economic sphere.

In particular, he noted interest in developing cooperation in the mining sphere.

According to the ambassador, Armenia has a considerable experience in this industry. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: TMK pipe sales up in 2017

Russian oil and gas pipe producer TMK increased pipe sales by 10.6%, to 3.806 million tons in 2017, the company said in a statement. “The year was favorable for TMK, as the company raised sales by more than 10%. OCTG pipes were in especially high demand on our major markets, in Russia and in the…

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Ukraine: CGOK invests 2.8 million UAH in quarry machines lighting modernization

The Central Mining and Processing Works has finished the project to modernize the mining machinery lighting system at the Gleevatsky, Petrovsky and Artemovsky quarries. Investments totaled 2.8 million UAH. Excavators and drilling mills have been equipped with 250 energy-saving LED-lamps. The equipment has been specifically prepared for the mining operations: they are impact-resistant, vibration-resistant and…

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