A rally of employees of the public joint-stock company Sukhaya Balka started near the building of the State Service for Geology and Deposits of Ukraine in Kyiv on September 19. The miners are demanding to implement the court ruling permitting the issue of deposit use permits, which the authority has not implemented due to unknown…Details
A new director has been appointed at Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works, situated in the pro-Russia militants-occupied territories. According to the Alchevsk journalist Oksana Sabardina, now residing in Zaporozhye, the new director is Alexei Smirnov, scientist-metallurgist. He is also a representative of the Russian owners of the works and the vice-president of Ukrainian Association of…Details
At an extraordinary meeting on September 15 Severstal shareholders approved of dividends for January-June 2017 in the volume of 22.28 rubles per ordinary share.
According to the company statement, the registry will be closed on September 26.
Earlier shareholders approved dividends for Q1 in the amount of 24.44 rubles per share. (Ukrainian metal)
The Soyedinitelniye otvody truboprovodov Works (SOT, a part of ChTPZ) has started manufacturing welded pipe sheet piles. These products are used in constructing bank stabilization structures. It took company 5 months to develop the manufacture. As a pilot version SOT produced welded pipe sheet piles of S390 steel sections and 630 mm diameter pipes. Now…Details
In January-August Zabaikalye region mined 13 million tons of coal, down by 5% YoY. At present 12 companies mine for coal in the region. 66% of the total volume was mined by Razrez Tugnuysky (a part of SUEK), followed by Razrez Urtuguysky (Atomredmetzoloto) and Razrez Kharanorsky (SUEK), which accounted for 23.3%. Last year the region…Details
4 works of the Russian Pipe Metallurgical Company have received quality management certificates in Gazprom’s voluntary certification system InterGazCert. In particular, the certificates have been granted to Volzhsk, Seversk and Sinarsky Pipe Works as well as Taganrog Iron and Steel Works. The certificates confirm the works’ quality management systems correspondence to Gazprom standards, the ability…Details
In August DTEK increased coal output at Lviv and Volyn region mines by 37% MoM, to 72 thousand tons. “This will allow us supplying enough coal to thermal power plants”, DTEK said. Regional power plants mostly consume coal, mined at the state enterprises Lvivugol and Volynugol. The level of purchases depends on the energy balance…Details
In the next 7 months the miners of the DTEK Space Heroes Mine Group intend to get coal from the new 1060 long face with the estimated reserves of 300 thousand tons. The coal will be supplied to thermal power plants, operating on gas coal. Investments into the new long face totaled 228.6 million UAH.…Details
Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works is carrying out a modernization project. The company intends to get a smart coking battery. At present Avdiivka Coke is modernizing its coke shop No. 4, integrating an automated system of technological processes management. Now computers will monitor all the indexes. The documents, that had to be entered manually, will…Details
TALCO intends to increase aluminum capacities to 300 thousand tons per year by 2020. According to a company representative Igor Sattarov, it has all the possibilities of reaching the goal thanks to the current economical situation, positive market prospects and implementation of the new aluminum manufacture technique. Previously TALCO capacity was 600 thousand tons of…Details
In January-August Azerbaijan produced 3934.5 kg of gold, up 3-fold YoY. According to the State Statistics Committee, in August gold output totaled 329.5 kg. In 2016 Azerbaijan obtained 1894.1 kg of gold, down by 15% YoY. At present Azerbaijan mines gold and silver at two deposits – Kedabek and Gosha – within the production sharing…Details
In January-August Zabaikalye region obtained 8013 kg of gold, including 5682 of alluvial gold and 2331 kg of ore gold. Silver output totaled 35 tons. Gold output increased by 2.2% YoY. In January-August 2016 the region yielded 7835 kg of gold. This year the region intends to mine some 12250 kg of gold against 12069…Details
Uralelectromed has finished the scheduled repairs of its shaft furnace No. 1 at the Kirovograd subsidiary “Proizvodstvo polimetallov”. The total cost of repair was 77 million rubles. The furnace has been completely disassembled and then assembled again. The company has also replaced gas ducts. In particular 27 meters of the largest gas duct (3.6 meters…Details
According to the Federal Service of State Statistics (Rosstat) in January-August Russia produced 40.5 million tons of rolled metal, up by 1.5% YoY. In August pipe companies increased output by 23.3% YoY and by 4.3% MoM, in 8 months they produced 7.4 million tons, up by 1.8% YoY. Pig iron output in January-August totaled 34.5…Details
The state enterprise Selidovugol has ordered the Akrit Land LLC the delivery of conveyers valued at 100.88 million UAH. By mid-2018 the company will have supplied 5 conveyers manufactured by Krasnoarmeysk Works of Industrial Equipment to the Kurakhovskaya mine. The contract presupposes a 70% prepayment, after which the conveyers have to be delivered within 10…Details
Volnogorsk Mining and Processing Works has concluded an agreement with Imex Minerals LLC for the development of rock valued at 95.55 million UAH. This year the company will have to develop some 2.45 million cubic meters of rock and transport it for 2.5 km at the price of 39 UAH per 1 cubic meter. The…Details
Today at 1:00 am the trade seaport of Yuzhniy welcomed the Semiramis with 80 thousand tons of anthracite coal from the South African Republic for the DTEK thermal power plants. “In September the port intends to receive 6 vessels with power and coking coal with the total volume of 530 thousand tons”, the port press-service…Details
The Irkutsk region development corporation has signed an agreement with Usolye Iron and Steel Works to construct a light section plant. The enterprise will process scrap and produce rebars. The capacity of the plant is intended to be 100 thousand tons per year. 219 jobs will be created. Investments will total 3.9 billion rubles, and…Details
Kandalaksha Sea Trade Port keeps increasing coal throughput.
Since the beginning of the year the port has exported over 1 million tons of coal, up 3-fold YoY.
This year the port has serviced 38 vessels and over 14 thousand open wagons. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-August Khabarovsk Krai yielded 14.9 tons of gold, up by 20.1% YoY. In particular, 11.8 tons of ore gold and 3.1 tons of alluvial gold. Silver output increased by 46%, to 40.4 tons. In January-August 2016 the region yielded 12.4 tons of gold and 27.7 tons of silver. This year the region is to…Details
The steel ropes of Beloretsk Iron and Steel Works have been used in the construction of the first serial nuclear-powered icebreaker the Sibir of the 22220 project. BMK has been cooperating with Baltiysky Shipbuilding Works for some 5 years. The company supplies steel rope of various diameters to the works, including with zinc coating. This…Details
MMK has once again entered the first ten of the Russian fuel-energy and metal industry environment ratings in H1 2017. The company occupied the 10th position among other 33 companies, thus retaining its results of the previous half year and being the only metal company to get to the top ten. Among MMK environment initiatives…Details
The Trade Committee of South Korea has imposed antidumping duties on ferrosilicomanganese from Ukraine, India and Vietnam. The duty in the volume of 4.06-19.06% is set for 5 years. Since May 31 preliminary duties in the volume of 6.08-32.32% have been in effect in South Korea. According to the Committee, in 2015 the country consumed…Details
In H1 2017 Ferrexpo increased investments into Poltava, Yeristovo and Belanovsky Mining and Processing Works by 58.4% YoY, to 1.15 billion UAH. In particular, PGOK received 762.3 million UAH, Yeristovo GOK – 356.7 million UAH, and Belanovsky GOK – 26.4 million UAH. This year Ferrexpo intends to invest some $100 million more into its GOKs.…Details
Belarus plans to set up one more industrial steel making plant, Belarus’ Vice Premier Vladimir Semashko said. According to the vice premier, the Belarus Iron and Steel Works started producing wire-rod mill in 2015. “With this line in operation, we have covered 60% of the needs of the domestic mechanical engineering sector. We satisfy the…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih intends to construct 2 continuous casting machines for the manufacture of slabs. The project could start after the machines Nos. 2 and 3 are constructed. By April 2019 the construction and commissioning should have been complete. As the result, some 4 million tons of steel will be produced using the continuous cast…Details