In 2017 Ferrexpo invested over $100 million in its Ukrainian assets. “Poltava, Yeristovo and Belanovsky GOKs received 2.7 billion UAH from Ferrexpo last year”, the company reported. In particular, for deposits maintenance and development PGOK received 1698.3 million UAH ($62.9 million), while Yeristovo and Belanovsky GOKs were given 995.3 million UAH ($37.3 million) for development.…Details
The cost of gold, silver and platinum increased in Azerbaijan on March 27, while the cost of palladium decreased, according to the data published by the country’s Central Bank. The cost of gold increased by 71.7 manats, to 2301.562 manats per troy ounce compared to the price on March 19. The cost of silver increased…Details
A miner died last night during underground works in Shukruti mine in the village of Chiatura – a city in the western Georgian region of Imereti. The mining accident claimed the life of 45-year-old Zaza Abramishvili at around 3 am. Georgian American Alloys, the company responsible for the mine, said in a statement that part…Details
In 2017 Yasinovsky By-Product Coke Plant increased net losses 4.7-fold YoY, to 1.434 billion UAH. According to the company statement, its uncovered loss last year totaled 1.195 billion UAH. The company current liabilities grew 2.4-fold, to 2.29 billion UAH, while its fixed liabilities fell by 40%, to 63.181 million UAH. Its accounts receivable decreased by…Details
In January-February Zaporozhye Iron Ore Complex produced 697 thousand tons of iron ore, up by 37.2% YoY. According to a company representative, in February it mined 330 thousand tons of ore. The plan for this year is 4.55 million tons of ore with the iron contents of 60.85%. In 2017 iron ore output remained almost…Details
In 2017 Evraz NTMK produced 1.3 thousand tons of flanged beams for metal structures to be used in construction of Amur Gas-Processing Works infrastructure. This year the deliveries will continue. In particular Evraz NTMK produced beams of 19 sizes, including of low-alloyed steel 345. The company can manufacture 300 sizes of hot-rolled beams with the…Details
Oskol Electrometallurgical Works, a part of Metalloinvest, hosted a meeting of Metalloinvest commercial director Nazim Efendiyev and KamAZ deputy sales general director Rustam Shamsutdinov. The parties agreed on improving the efficiency in the supply of high quality rolled steel (SBQ), including creating the stocks and switching to electronic workflow. In 2017 OEMK supplied almost 50…Details
The Far East Development minister Alexander Galushka during his working trip to China has held a number of meetings with the local businesses. In particular, he held talks with the Minmetals Corporation. The corporation is eyeing the development of the Malmyzh copper-porphyry deposits in Khabarovsk region. The deposits reserves amount to 5.6 million tons of…Details
Smart Stahl GmbH (Austria) has purchased the movable property of the Liepājas metalurgs rolling shop. But it is believed that Dmitry Gerasimenko, owner of the Volgograd-based Krasniy Octyabr (Russia) could be behind the deal. He is a full owner of the Cyprus-based Segoa Ventures Limited, which owns Smart Stahl, created in April 2017. The sum…Details
Following the results of February, Ukraine dropped to the 12th position in the world steel manufacturers rating. According to Worldsteel, China traditionally occupies the 1st place with 64.93 million tons of steel, up by 5.9% YoY. Ukraine produced 1.9 million tons of steel, up by 11.2%, which was still not enough to overtake Italy (2.093…Details
In 2017 Dneprometiz increased its net profit by 79% YoY, to 58.292 million UAH. According to the company statement, its assets as of the end of 2017 totaled 714.885 million UAH, current liabilities – 533.483 million UAH and consolidated accounts receivable – 153.327 million UAH. In 2016 Dneprometiz received 34.73 million UAH of profit, as…Details
In February Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works decreased railroad sales of rolled steel by 8.1% YoY and by 13% MoM, to 260.3 thousand tons. In 2 months sales dropped by 1.5%, to 560 thousand tons. Delivery to local customers decreased by 6.5%, to 478.1 thousand tons, while exports jumped by 42.6%, to 81.6 thousand tons.…Details
Russia is ready for negotiations with the U.S. to cancel 25% steel and 10% aluminum imports duties, Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Viktor Yevtukhov declared on March 26. Yevtukhov also said that Russia was considering contesting the measure in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and retaliating. “The third process is a process of negotiations to…Details
Severstal will supply 600 tons of rolled metal with polymer coating for the construction of the Dream Island theme park in Moscow. The rolled metal manufactured by Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works will be used to produce sandwich-panels. The tender for their supply has been won by Severstal long-time partner – the company Teplant. The…Details
PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih launches a new education project, which is the “Young Engineers” school. Its participants may be the employees’ children aged from 9 to 15 years. The learning program includes chemical and physical experiments, robotics technology, construction, master classes on work with wood and metal. When the young engineers will begin their exciting…Details
In 2017 the Kharkiv Works named after Frunze increased net profit by 30.31% YoY, to 69.6 million UAH. According to the company statement, its assets as of late 2017 totaled 567.436 million UAH. The company current liabilities were on the level of 118.799 million UAH, while the consolidated accounts receivable – on 99.935 million UAH.…Details
The gold-extracting company Pavlik, a part of Arlan, intends to have commissioned the second stage of the mining and processing works at the Pavlik deposits by late 2019. The project presupposes the construction of another gold-extracting factory on the basis of the existing works with the capacity of 5 million tons of ore per year.…Details
Dalzoloto LLC is busy prospecting at the Delken territory. The work started in 2016. In late 2018 the company intends to register at least 10 tons of C1+C2 gold reserves. Forecast resources total 31 tons of R1 gold. On another site the prospecting started in 2017 and is expected to end in 2022. The prospecting…Details
This year the Orotukan Alluvial Company LLC intends to obtain 300 kg of alluvial gold.
According to the company statement, the sand-washing season will start on May 1.
Last year the company obtained 296.6 kg of gold.
The company owns 11 licenses for alluvial gold sites in the Magadan region. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2017 the gold-extracting company Priisk Solovievskiy increased revenue by 12% YoY, to 6.605 billion rubles. EBITDA grew by 5.8%, to 2.769 billion rubles. Net profit totaled 2.231 billion rubles, up by 7.6% YoY. The increase of financial indexes has to do with the growth of the gold output. In particular, last year the company…Details
In January-February Ukraine decreased coal mining by 27.57% YoY, to 5.335 million tons. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, power-generating coal output dropped by 36.4%, to 3.96 million tons, while that of coking coal grew by 20.3%, to 1.374 million tons. In February coal mining decreased by 27.8% YoY, to 2.676 million…Details
Zabaykalye region intends to implement a pilot project of granting individual entrepreneurs patents to extract gold at lesser deposits and alluvial sites.
The project will solve the problem of illegal extraction of gold in the region.
The entrepreneurs will be given small sites, rejected by major companies. (Ukrainian metal)
The development of the Tekhutskoye mine has not been stopped, it has just been suspended, and the operation will start in late 2018 – early 2019. The program to develop the copper-molybdenum deposits was approved by the government in November 2007. The deposit is the second largest in the country as to copper reserves after…Details
In January-February Kirov Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works increased the output of copper sheet by 40% YoY. The output started growing in H2 2017, increasing by 24% YoY. The increase has to do with the growth of demand from various local companies due to their modernization. In January the works commissioned a new plate manufacturing line.…Details
A new arc furnace with the volume of 12 tons will start operating in April at ZEMZ. Its capacity is 27 thousand tons of steel per year. Previously the company operated only 2 furnaces, which provided the combined output of 3800 tons of liquid steel per month. The commissioning of another furnace will increase output…Details
Norilsk Nickel has started replacing bridge cranes in the nickel electrolysis shop of Kola Iron and Steel Works. It is planned to assemble 8 new bridge cranes with the cost of some 200 million rubles. The maximum lifting capacity of each new crane will be 20 tons. The replacement of cranes is one stage of…Details