Russian gold producer Polyus has cancelled an agreement to sell a 15% stake to China’s Fosun, the company said in a statement on January 15. “Polyus, the largest gold producer in Russia, notes the announcement made earlier by Polyus Gold International Limited that the agreement to sell 12,561,868 of the ordinary shares in the company…Details
Energomashspetsstal has produced a batch of rolls for Azovstal Iron and Steel Works. According to the company statement, the rolls have been mechanically treated and shipped to the customer. The total weight of the batch is 315.18 tons. The rolls will be used in the bar manufacture. In 2016 EMSS received 1.497 billion UAH of…Details
NLMK-SAP Innovations Lab together with the National Center of Internet of Things (NCIT) have developed a pilot 3D positioning system for shop-floor employees of hot-dip galvanizing line No.1 at NLMK Group’s Lipetsk site. The system enables real-time tracking and analysis of equipment operating mode changes and employee positioning. The tracking information, amassed in a database,…Details
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has approved the plan of measures in connection with the construction of a mining and metallurgical complex based on the Tebinbulak deposit. The new complex will be built by 2024. Its capacity will be up to 1 million tons of steel products per year. The country’s government approved a preliminary feasibility…Details
Belarus Iron and Steel Works (BMZ trademark) is among the first in the CIS to get an IATF 16949:2016 certificate, the BMZ press service reported. The certificate was issued by TUV Rheinland Group (Cologne, Germany), a leading provider of independent audit services, following an audit conducted at BMZ in December 2017. The document certifies the…Details
In 2017 Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works increased rolled metal output by 12.7% YoY, to 2.785 million tons. According to the company statement, steel manufacture grew by 13.1%, to 3.096 million tons, and pig iron – by 9.1%, to 4.164 million tons. In December 2017 the company produced 260 thousand tons of rolled metal,…Details
Rosatom has decided to unite on the basis of its trading house the Tekhsnabexport company (Tenex, which exports processed uranium to NPPs) and its foreign trading in natural uranium, previously conducted by Uranium One. The decision was taken in late 2017. At the same time last summer U1 intended to actively develop its own trading,…Details
KMZ has won a tender to supply pig iron to Minsk Tractor Works (Belarus), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of tractors.
In Q1 the company will ship 9 thousand tons of pig iron castings to the Belarus works.
The companies have been cooperating for a number of years. (Ukrainian metal)
The foundry-rolling complex of Vyksa Iron and Steel Works has produced 10 million tons of steel since its commissioning. The complex employs some 1 thousand people. The manufacture of its own steel coils allows the complex to effectively manage expenses, quickly respond to market needs and decrease the time of delivery to customers. This year…Details
In December 2017 DTEK Energo increased coal deliveries to its thermal power plants by 4.5% MoM, to 1.9 million tons.
According to the company statement, last month DTEK supplied 1.5 million tons of gas coal, on the level of November 2017.
Anthracite imports increased by 21.8%, to 395 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Interpipe has certified its premium tight gas threaded joints UPJ-M for the correspondence to ISO 13679 CAL IV. “The certificate confirms the correspondence of the joints to the highest level of requirements. The tests have been carried out in Italy”, the company said in a statement. The UPJ-M joints can be used in the most…Details
Volnogorsk Mining and Processing Works has announced the purchase of 14 hinged dump trucks with the lifting capacity of 55 tons at the expected price of 400 million UAH. On December 20, 2017 the company announced the purchase of 7 dump trucks at the price of 200 million UAH, and on January 4 – 7…Details
Energomashspetsstal has finished the shipping of bulk machinery to ISD Dunaferr (Hungary). In particular, the company has shipped 10 slag ladles with the volume of 11 and 16 cubic meters. The total weight of the ladles was 200.5 tons. The delivery is performed under the contract signed in August 2017. According to the agreement, the…Details
PAO Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steelmaking and mining companies, has launched a production line for polymer-coated rolled steel products at Cherepovets Steel Mill Metal Coating Workshop number 3 (MCW No. 3). The launch ceremony was attended by Alexey Mordashov, Chairman of Severstal’s board of directors, Alexander Shevelev, CEO of Severstal, Oleg…Details
Metalloinvest, a leading global iron ore and HBI producer and supplier, and one of the regional producers of high-quality steel, has signed an agreement with a club of banks for a $240 million pre-export finance facility (the “PXF-2018”). The new PXF has a 5-year tenor with a 4-year grace period; interest rate is linked to…Details
Mechel PAO reports its results in the Ecological Awareness Year announced in Russia in 2017. The group’s production facilities implemented a series of large-scale projects in a bid to improve the ecological situation in the regions of its production and administrative operations. Those include: – Mechel-Coke conducted technical upgrading of its benzene facility in the…Details
Belarus Iron and Steel Works is asking its lenders to postpone the payment of $70 million from this year to the next. “On the verge of 2015 and 2016, when we had a difficult period, we did take the state aid. Now we are paying back interest on those loans. In 2018 we have to…Details
Metinvest has paid $6.509 million of interest on eurobonds with maturity in 2021.
According to the company statement, $3.69 million were spent on paying loans on pre-export financing.
After the payment the total debt of the group on eurobonds is $1.187 billion. (Ukrainian metal)
SAT&Company intends to build a mining and processing works at the Gornostayevskoye deposits in the East Kazakhstan region valued at $252.5 million. The GOK will process cobalt-nickel ores and extract nickel, cobalt and FN-20 ferronickel. The project capacity will be 1.9 million tons of ore and 9.5 thousand tons of nickel material per year. In…Details
The Ministry of Finances suggests increasing the volume of sanctions for the breach of precious metals and stones mining, using and storing rules. The maximum fines for companies and individual entrepreneurs could increase 5-fold, to 250 thousand rubles, for officials – 4.7-fold, to 70 thousand rubles. The decision is aimed at decreasing the grey market.…Details
ArcelorMittal Temirtau has been fined for 600 million tenge for the damaged caused to the environment. The Department of ecology says that this fine has nothing to do with the black snow. At the same time the company has been fined for polluting the environment. “The air pollution exceeded the norms. The company also failed…Details
Since the start of the year the prices of precious metals have increased by 6% as opposed to the 1.5% growth in the last week of 2017. For January 8-14 the following sales prices are set: gold – 20462.92 drams per 1 gram (up by 4.8%), silver – 266.26 drams (up by 6.8%), platinum –…Details
In 2017 the uranium holding ARMZ mined 3 thousand tons of uranium, having 100% fulfilled its annual target. In particular, its Khiagda enterprise obtained 693 tons of uranium. It is expected that the company will reach the project capacity of 1 thousand tons per year in 2019. Dalur retained its output volume and extracted 592…Details
In 2017 Kosaya Gora Iron and Steel Works sold 63.6 thousand tons of ferromanganese, up almost by 8 thousand tons YoY.
At the same time ferromanganese output increased by 7.8 thousand tons YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2017 Priisk Solovievsky, which extracts gold in Amur and Zabaikalye regions, obtained 3.5 tons of gold, up by 40% YoY, or by 1 ton. The main volume – 3127 kg – was mined in Amur region deposits. The rest was obtained from alluvial gold sites in Zabaikalye. The increase has to do with the…Details
The Cabinet of Ministers has provided the state enterprise Pervomayskugol with the state guarantees for the loan of 2276.2 million UAH.
The funds will be used to commission the new long face at the Gorskaya mine.
The decision on the loan was taken in 2017 by the Ministry of energy and coal industry. (Ukrainian metal)