Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) invested over 58 billion rubles in environmental activities in 2000-2018, including 9 billion rubles in the last year alone, according to the company’s environmental report, published on its official website. The report was prepared in order to inform all stakeholders about the company’s efforts in the field of environmental…Details
Dependence on Kumtor is a big mistake of the past governments of Kyrgyzstan, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev stated at a meeting of the Parliament on April 24. According to him, Kumtor has been playing a historical role in the development of the country’s economy for 20 years. “Government thinks about a harm when…Details
Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL wants to buy one of Gazprom Energoholding’s hydropower plants in the Murmansk region in an attempt to reduce the cost of power supplied to its low margin aluminum plant in the town of Kandalaksha. RUSAL CEO Yevgeny Nikitin sent a letter to the region’s governor Andrei Chibis with a proposal…Details
At least 23,256 people have signed the petition against a project on development of uranium deposit in Issyk-Kul region according to data as of April 23. Collection of signatures continues. Last weekend, social network users began collecting signatures against the project on development of Tash-Bulak uranium deposit. The author of the petition was Alena Khomenko.…Details
In the first quarter of this year, the production of crude steel in Kazakhstan decreased by 2.7% YoY, to 1.1 million tons. Karaganda region provided 965,000 tons or 85% of the total production, down by 3.7%. Within a general decline in the production of crude steel, the production of unalloyed steel decreased by 2.7%, while…Details
In 2018 Khabarovsk region yielded 24.8 tons of gold, up by 7% YoY. Tin output grew 1.5-fold, to 1.5 thousand tons. Mining companies paid 6.97 billion rubles of taxes to the regional budget, up by 9%. Investments in the industry totaled 22.2 billion rubles. This year the region intends to produce 24.9 tons of gold,…Details
In 2019 VSMPO-Avisma investment plan will exceed 13 billion rubles. According to the company statement, some 2 billion rubles will be spent on the modernization of machinery in the smelting shops Nos. 31 and 32. The development of the sheet-rolling shop No. 16 will receive 3.2 billion rubles, stamping and forging complex of the shop…Details
In January-March, Kangalassky Pit (Yakutugol) increased coal output by 7% YoY, to 136 thousand tons. The enterprise is participating in the state program to provide the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) housing and municipal enterprises with coal during winter. “Last year the pit increased excavation works by 23%, which enabled us not only to exceed the…Details
Inaglinsky Mining and Processing Works (Kolmar) is actively constructing the Inaglinskaya-2 factory with the capacity of 12 million tons of coal per year. At present metal structures of the main premises of the factory are being assembled. So far, 400 tons of structures out of 2700 tons have been assembled. The first stage of the…Details
In January-February, according to the customs statistics, Kazakhstan exported 138 thousand tons of steel pipes and rolled metal, down by 44.5% YoY. Unalloyed rolled steel accounted for 73% of exports, down by 54%, plates – 57% (-50%) and the rest – coated steel (-43%). Some 25% of exports accounted for pipes, up by 23%. The…Details
In 2018, Belarus Iron and Steel Works received Br3 billion of net revenue, up by 32.7% YoY.
Sales profit grew by 77.4%, to Br247.3 million.
As a result net profit totaled Br300 thousand as opposed to a loss of Br3.2 million in 2017.
Debt increased by Br32.6 million to Br985.96 million. (Ukrainian metal)
NLMK Group, a vertically integrated steelmaker, has published its Q1 2019 financial results. Group revenue decreased by 5% QoQ, to $2.87 billion, amid lower average sales prices. Year-on-year, the revenue increased by 3% thanks to a higher sales volume (+11%), which was offset by lower average sales prices. EBITDA totaled $695 million (-18% QoQ; -14%…Details
A Donetskstal recruiting center started operating in the town of Porkovsk. So far the center offers a broad range of jobs with wages up to 35 thousand UAH. “In Q1 we have found jobs for over 600 people. We give them the opportunity to get a decent job and salary, remaining at the same time…Details
In 2018 Ferrexpo received $355.22 million of net profit, down by 15% YoY. Revenue grew by 6.4%, to $1274.03 million. Pellets sales dropped by 2.3%, to 10.227 million tons, while their manufacture increased by 1.6%, to 10.607 million tons. Gross profit last year fell by 2.5%, to $766.09 million, and EBITDA – by 8.7%, to…Details
Q1 was quite successful for Ventall. The volume of orders on the delivery of ferrous metals structures grew by 38% YoY, and components – by 19%. In order to retain the positive dynamics, the company intends to modernize its capacities, increase product portfolio and develop partner network. “We have optimistic plans for the future. The…Details
The construction of the rail and beam shop of the Novo-Tagil Iron and Steel Works started during the Second World War. The manufacturing complex measured 600×140 meters. The shop had two rolling mills – 900 and 800, which were fully commissioned in April 1949. In 2012 manufacture underwent a serious modernization. In 70 years the…Details
In January-March, Seligdar produced 598 kg of gold, up by 146% YoY. Ore mining totaled 1487 thousand tons, up by 12%. In March, 189.2 kg of gold were produced. Tin concentrate output reached 450 tons. In Q1 2018 no tin was produced. Gold sales revenue grew 3-fold, to 2 billion rubles, and tin – 20-fold,…Details
Zlatoust Electrometallurgical Works has started producing rolled billets with the size of 28×250 and 73×250 mm at the mill-750. The mastering of the new sizes will allow the company increasing its special purpose sections portfolio. The company started rolling billets on April 9. In two shifts 110 tons of billets have been manufactured of 10860,…Details
In January-March, Severstal net profit decreased by 7.2% YoY, to $428 million.
EBITDA dropped by 6.1%, to $663 million.
Compared with Q4 2018, net profit fell by 26%, and EBITDA – by 16.5%.
The group net debt as of March 31, decreased by 30%, to $863 million. (Ukrainian metal)
At a meeting held on April 19, NLMK Group’s Board of Directors recommended the company’s shareholders to approve payment of Q1 dividends of 7.34 rubles per share at the Extraordinary General Shareholder Meeting (EGM) to be held on June 7. NLMK Group’s Board of Directors recommended NLMK shareholders approve Q1 dividends of 7.34 rubles per…Details
The newly elected Board of Directors of NLMK Group held its first meeting. Vladimir Lisin was re-elected as Chairman of the Board. The Board of Directors also approved the schedule of the Board meetings and formed Board Committees. Independent directors comprise the majority on two of the Board Committees. Strategic Planning Committee: chairman – Oleg…Details
At least 15,004 people have signed the petition against the project on development of uranium deposit in Issyk-Kul region. Collection of signatures continues. Last weekend, social networks’ users began collecting signatures against the project on development of Tash-Bulak uranium deposit. The author of the petition was Alena Khomenko. She invited everyone to sign the online…Details
Gold production of Polyus increased by 19% YoY, but fell by 6% QoQ, to 600,700 ounces in January-March, the company said in a statement on April 23. Sales grew by 24% YoY, but dropped by 11% QoQ, to 570,000 ounces. Production on the Olimpiada deposit rose by 17%, to 248,300 ounces, on Blagodatnoye by 3%,…Details
Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev instructed to suspend work at the uranium deposit in Kyzyl-Ompol area, the Information Policy Department of the Government’s Executive Office reported. The head of the Cabinet held a meeting on the activities of YurAsia company in Kyrgyzstan. An interdepartmental working group was formed on December 31, 2018. Its participants…Details