In May Russia produced 4.465 million tons of pig iron, up by 3.9% YoY, with 4.32 million tons produced in April. In January-May pig iron production totaled 21.745 million tons, up by 0.5% YoY. Ukraine decreased pig iron output by 0.6% YoY, to 1.582 million tons (1.649 million tons in April), but increased by 7.7%…Details
Russian metals producer Mechel has retained 23 million tons of coal as a production target for 2018 but does not rule out underperforming, CEO Oleg Korzhov said at an annual general meeting. “The plan to produce 23 million tons of coal stands, but it will be hard to meet it as of today. We will…Details
Russia has sent a claim against additional U.S. import duties on steel and aluminum to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Economic Development Ministry said in a statement, citing Minister Maxim Oreshkin. “The reason for the claim is multiple WTO rule violations committed by the U.S. during the introduction of this measure. Besides Russia, China, India,…Details
The Pipeline Joint Taps Works, a part of ChTPZ, has mastered the manufacture of a new type of product for the nuclear energy. For the first time the works has produced hot-bent taps with the diameter of 219 mm and the wall thickness of 11 mm of stainless steel. The first batch of 18 taps,…Details
June 29 marked the end of three auctions for the sale of real estate properties owned by insolvent KVV Liepajas metalurgs. On May 30 the company’s administrator Vita Dika announced three auctions. The total value of auctioned properties reached EUR 262,000. Auction prices were not applied with VAT. The enforcer was Citadele Bank and other…Details
In January-May Ukraine produced 7.72 million tons of rolled metal, up by 11% YoY. Some 6.43 million tons, or 83.2%, were exported. Domestic customers received 1841.8 thousand tons of rolled metal, including 545.8 thousand tons, or 29.6%, imported. In January-May 2017 the share of imported rolled metal was 27.3%. Semi-finished products accounted for 42.2% of…Details
The Stepnaya mine of the DTEK Pervomayskoye Mine Group has commissioned the long face No. 175.
Some 800 thousand tons of coal will be mined from the new long face in 10 months.
The cost of repair and purchase of new machinery reached 153 million UAH. (Ukrainian metal)
Norilsk Nickel shareholders at the annual meeting have set financial dividends for 2017 in the amount of 607.98 rubles per share, or 96.2 billion rubles total. Taking into account the interim dividends for H1 2017 ($600 million), the total amount will reach $2.162 billion. Last year the company net profit dropped by 16%, to $2.123…Details
Yakutia intends to create a priority development area on the territory of Ust-Tanskiy, Oimyakonsky and Tomponsky districts. The project will attract over 27 billion rubles of private investments and create some 1700 jobs. 4 anchor investors plan to mine and process tin ore, as well as precious metals ore and sands. The new PDA could…Details
Rise LLC, which develops alluvial gold deposits in Magadan region, has already obtained 150 kg of precious metal since the start of the washing season. This year operations started in the first half of May. The company is operating at two sites on the Pravaya Vizualnaya brook and the Nelgyu River. This season it is…Details
Rotek has started assembling the transformation substation at the Kekura gold deposits in Chukotka Autonomous District ahead of schedule.
The commissioning of the power machinery is scheduled for late 2018.
The transformer substation will be providing the gold-extracting enterprise with electricity for 30 years.
Kekura is developed by a Highland Gold subsidiary. (Ukrainian metal)
In May Russia produced 6.23 million tons of steel, up by 6% YoY (5.877 million tons), while in April the output totaled 6.03 million tons. In January-May steel output grew by 2% YoY, to 30.027 million tons. Ukraine increased steel manufacture by 2.9% YoY, to 1.695 million tons, while in April it produced 1.721 million…Details
Proizvodstvo polymetallov (Polymetal manufacture), the subsidiary of Uralelectromed, has commissioned the coke deck of the railroad shop after repair.
Its length is 113 meters and height – 8 meters.
The coke deck is an important transportation unit of the manufacture.
The cost of the project is 4 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
The miners team Aleksandrovskaya-1 LLC, which extracts alluvial gold in Amur region, has already obtained 60 kg of gold this year.
The company is operating at two deposits – Djalon and Djuvaskit.
This year the team plans to obtain 180 kg of alluvial gold, up by 75% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant has started assembling metal structures, which will later serve as the basis for the new Luhr Filter filtering machinery to purify gases of the Maerz furnace. The new machine will trap both solid and gaseous impurities. The gas-purification rate will reach 99.9%. The commissioning of the filter is scheduled for this…Details
NLMK has selected the supplier of machinery and started design work to replace the transfer table of the hot-rolling mill-2000. The project will increase the reliability of the machine and the quality of the products. The mill has been operating since 1977. The new machinery will be supplied by Novokramatorsk Machine-Building Works (Ukraine). Commissioning is…Details
Izhstal has successfully passed the KamAZ audit. The truck manufacturer checked high quality metal manufacture at Izhstal. In particular, attention was paid to the rolling shop with its machinery. “The audit has become another step to improve cooperation with KamAZ. We are successfully cooperating with domestic car manufacturers and hope that KamAZ also becomes our…Details
The Government of Kyrgyzstan draws up a new agreement on Kumtor, the Speaker of the Parliament Dastan Dzhumabekov told the press conference on the results of the 4th session of the Parliament. According to him, the government intends to revise the agreement with Centerra Gold, signed in autumn 2017 by the Cabinet of Ministers of…Details
The prices of the main precious metals, except for silver, decreased in Azerbaijan on June 29, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The cost of gold decreased by 1.258 manats, to 2,127.176 manats per ounce compared to the price on June 28. The cost of silver increased by 0.0022 manats, to 27.3829…Details
Russian investigators are searching the office of coal producer Kuzbassrazrezugol, but the search is unrelated to the company’s operations, spokeswoman for parent holding Ural Mining Metallurgical Company (UMMC) Nina Pelevina reported. “Document withdrawal by officials of the Investigative Committee in the framework of an investigation of a criminal case directly unrelated to the producing activities…Details
The High Court of London has ruled that Crispian Investments, a unit of businessman Roman Abramovich’s Millhouse, should not have proposed and sold a stake in the Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel to Interros of tycoon Vladimir Potanin. The sale infringed a shareholder agreement on preemptive rights between Interros and aluminum giant UC RUSAL, the…Details
Kyrgyzaltyn OJSC conducted preliminary public consultations on extending the life of Makmalzoloto mine and attracting of investors. The consultations took place in 13 villages of five rural areas of Jalal-Abad region within a week. “The main task is to extend the life of Makmalzoloto combine and to attract investors by an open competitive selection. We…Details
The prices of main precious metals decreased in Azerbaijan on June 28, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The cost of gold decreased by 5.2275 manats, to 2,128.434 manats per ounce compared to the price on June 27. The cost of silver decreased by 0.1834 manats, to 27.3807 manats per ounce. The…Details