Russia: Nornickel joins the UN Global Compact

PJSC «MMC «Norilsk Nickel», the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium, has joined the United Nations Global Compact. This major UN initiative in the area of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development unites entities committed to responsible business and good industry practice worldwide. “Joining the United Nations Global Compact is a milestone for Nornickel…

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Ukraine: VostGOK uranium concentrate output down in January-October 2016

In January-October Vostochny Mining and Processing Works produced 810.5 tons of uranium concentrate, down by 14.6% YoY. According to the company statement, the cost of the concentrate produced totaled 2.6 billion UAH. In October VostGOK produced 88.4 tons of uranium concentrate valued at 312.8 million UAH. In January-September concentrate output at VostGOK dropped by 17.6%…

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Russia: Rusal sells its Jamaica alumina

Rusal has sold 100% stake in its Alpart bauxite-alumina complex in Jamaica to the Chinese Jiuquan Iron & Steel (Group) Co. Ltd. (JISCO), for $299 million. Alpart sale will not affect Rusal’s self-sufficiency in alumina. Alpart (Alumina Partners of Jamaica) is a large alumina producer, using bauxites extracted from its own mines. Before it was…

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Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich developing construction coils manufacture

In October-November Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works, a part of Metinvest, started producing 1.2-1.55 mm hot-rolled coils. According to Metinvest statement, these coils are used in construction. Coils are made in accordance with DSTU 2834-94/GOST 16523-97. The EU-standard coils are expected to be produced in the near future. “Ukraine never produced hot-rolled coils of…

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