Uzbekistan is carrying out a project to construct in the city of Tashkent a metal plant of the new generation to produce cold-rolled sheet with coating. The plant is expected to be commissioned in Q4 2019. Investments are estimated at EUR 286.7 million. The design capacity of Tashkent Iron and Steel Works will be 0.5…Details
Precious metal prices increased in Azerbaijan on November 19, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The price of gold grew by 7.208 manats, to 2,073.6345 manats per ounce on November 19 compared to the price on November 16. The price of silver went up by 0.0933 manats, to 24.4446 manats per ounce.…Details
The price of one ounce of gold increased by 10.523 manats or by 0.51% last week in Azerbaijan, to 2055.0552 manats. The price of one ounce of silver grew by 0.2308 manats or by 0.96%, to 24.0674 manats. The price of one ounce of platinum dropped by 19.2372 manats or by 1.34%, to 1,434.6028 manats.…Details
Armenia’s aggression policy causes great damage to Azerbaijan in all spheres, including the economic and environmental ones, Zakir Ibrahimov, chairman of the board of AzerGold CJSC, declared. He noted that a report was prepared regarding illegal activities in the occupied Azerbaijani territories, and was sent to the country’s Prosecutor General’s Office. He said that the…Details
Zaporizhstal has successfully passed the quality management system audits for the correspondence to the international standards.
Bureau Veritas Certification Ukraine LLC awarded the company a new quality certificate.
Moreover, the European Fund for Quality Management also audited the company.
Zaporizhstal has become the best Ukrainian company according to the fund. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-September Donetsk region received $3.7 billion from exports, up by 14.1% YoY.
Ferrous metals accounted for 81.7%, or $2984.3 million, up by 22.8%.
In particular, ferrous metals accounted for 56.6% of all exports to Russia, 88.4% to Turkey, 93.2% to Italy and 98.9% to US. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-September VSMPO-Avisma decreased net profit by 5.3% YoY, to 14.3 billion rubles.
Revenue grew by 9.3%, to 60.3 billion rubles.
Gross profit increased by 17%, to 27.6 billion rubles.
Sales profit totaled 21.8 billion rubles, up by 20.1% YoY.
The company assets increased by 14.9%, to 160 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed an order to provide a subsidy for the construction of the power line under the infrastructure creation for the Taryn Mining and Processing Works in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). GV Gold will receive 638 million rubles from the federal budget to construct power lines with the length of…Details
Karelsky Okatysh has commissioned the united operation station of crushing and processing site. Now only 1 employee is in control of the whole process. The united operation station is the first step to create a global system to control the company working processes. At the next stage Karelsky Okatysh intends to unite operation stations of…Details
In January-September Sinarsky Pipe Works received 649.84 million rubles of net profit, down from 1.14 billion rubles in 9 months of 2017.
Revenue grew by 17%, to 32.52 billion rubles.
Sales profit dropped from 2.1 billion rubles to 1.2 billion rubles.
Short-term liabilities increased from 65.6 million rubles to 3 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
The Alardinskaya mine was the first among Raspadskaya mines to reach the annual output target, having yielded 3 million tons of coal as of November 7. In early September the mine was the first to produce 2 million tons of coal from one shaft. In September 451 thousand tons of coal were mined, a record…Details
In January-October Ukraine imported 17.425 million tons of coal, up by 15.5% YoY, valued at $2.461 billion, up by 14.4%. Russia supplied $1.525 billion worth of coal (62%), USA – $739.27 million (30.04%), Canada – $126.946 million (5.16%) and other countries – $68.88 million (2.8%). Moreover, in 10 months Ukraine exported 56.223 thousand tons of…Details
Employees of the state enterprise Lvivugol have blocked the road to the customs checkpoint of Rava-Russkaya on the border with Poland. The miners demand being paid salary for September and October. Some 40 miners participated in the strike. The police have agreed with the strikers to let cars through every 15 minutes. The miners also…Details
On November 16, on the day of its 85 years, Zaporizhstal received conformation of its records entered into the National project of records of Ukraine. This is the reconstruction of the blast furnace No. 3 and the environment initiative “Save the Dnepr Together”. The reconstruction lasted for 8 months, while usually it lasts for 1.5…Details
US has retained the 163% import duty on ferrosilicomanganese from Ukraine. The country believes that if the duty is cancelled, local manufacturers will be severely hit. The antidumping duty of 163% was set in 1994 as the result of the investigation initiated by local ferroalloys manufacturers. In September 2006 it was prolonged for 5 years.…Details
Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works’ (MMK) Industrial Park signed a cooperation agreement with the Chelyabinsk Region Investment Development Agency and Metallurgic Deoxidizers Plant. The parties have agreed to cooperate on a project to construct a plant in Magnitogorsk to produce deoxidizers for steel, located in MMK Industrial Park. Investment in the first stage of the…Details
Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) participated in Metal-Expo’2018, the 24th International Industrial Exhibition, in Moscow. Traditionally, MMK’s stand was one of the biggest and the most impressive at the forum. Its visitors were able to explore a wide range of products and technological capabilities from both MMK plant itself and MMK Group’s companies. Among…Details
Precious metal prices increased in Azerbaijan on November 16, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The price of gold grew by 5.831 manats, to 2,066.4265 manats per ounce on November 16 compared to the price on November 15. The price of silver went up by 0.2569 manats, to 24.3513 manats per ounce.…Details
NLMK Group, an international steel company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Georg Selbach as CEO of NLMK Belgium Holdings plate business, which includes two companies in Europe: NLMK Clabecq (Belgium) and NLMK Verona (Italy). Peter Selbach will succeed Cornelius Louwrens, who will be leaving the company before the end of 2018. Peter…Details
Polymetal has started the seasonal activity suspension at the heap leaching factory in Magadan region. The operation of the factory lasted for a month longer this year. Thus, the northernmost heap leaching site of Russia increased gold output in January-September by 189% YoY, to 308 kg. The preparation for the factory conservation will take some…Details
The city of Chelyabinsk hosted a traditional meeting of MMK and Chelyabinsk Pipe Works representatives. “MMK is our long-time and reliable supplier of metal. The share of MMK sheet in our orders is over 50% each year, and rolled coils – over 70%. Thus, the cooperation with the key partner is very important for us”,…Details
Baikal Mining Company and the Dalstroymekhanizatsia Company have signed an agreement to construct a road from the Novaya Chara station to the site of the Udokan mining and processing works. The new road with the length of over 17 km and the width of 6 meters will allow transporting 700 thousand tons of ore per…Details
Severstal – Bar Works Balakovo has completed a scheduled capital repair of machinery. The total cost of the work exceeded 80 million rubles. The specialists carried out repair in the electric arc, bar-rolling and machinery shops. “The main work focused on the restoration of the initial parameters of the machinery lost during operation. The repair…Details
The technique to use hot-briquetted iron in steel manufacture is being developed at Pervouralsky Pipe Works. According to the ChTPZ commercial director Denis Prikhodko, HBI will be purchased at Mikhailovsky and Lebedinsky Mining and Processing Works of Metalloinvest. “We have great prospects of cooperation with Metalloinvest”, he added. In particular, PNTZ intends to increase purchases…Details
The government of Kyrgyzstan wants to revise a strategic agreement with the Canadian company Centerra Gold Inc. on cooperation on Kumtor project, the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziyev announced at a meeting of the Parliament. According to him, the current government is not satisfied with the terms of the agreement signed by the ex-Prime…Details
Because of the salary debts two miners from Lviv region have gone on a hunger strike. For three days they have been living in the conference hall of Lvivugol, sleeping on chairs and only drinking water. Their colleagues promise to join them and even block roads if they are not paid their due. According to…Details