Following prospecting works in 2018, Kinross Gold has decided to extend the development of the Kupol gold deposit in Chukotka till 2023. Previously it was supposed to wrap up work at the deposit in 2022. The increase of reserves enabled the company to extend the work at the site. This year Kinross Gold will spend…Details
In 2018 Severstal Distribution increased metal sales by 31% YoY, to 2.3 million tons.
Sales of Severstal Russian Steel rolled metal and construction pipes grew by 23%.
Deliveries to Russia went up by 10%. (Ukrainian metal)
Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) has prohibited the transportation of metal scrap to ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih.
According to the enterprise report, scrap is prohibited to be delivered to the Krivoy Rog-Main station.
The prohibition runs from February 18 till February 21. (Ukrainian metal)
In January Russia produced 354 thousand tons of metal structures.
According to the Federal Statistics Service, the output grew by 27% YoY.
At the same time the results are below the December 2018 level by 28.2%. (Ukrainian metal)
Quotas for the delivery of Ukrainian metal products to the European Union are already 6-29% filled in. In particular, Ukraine has already supplied 2.519 thousand tons of gas pipes (29.38% of the quota), 306.23 thousand tons of hot-rolled flat metal (23.42%), 12.233 thousand tons of cold-rolled flat metal (11.95%), 30.16 thousand tons of plates (8.88%),…Details
In 2018 overall expenses of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih on environmental issues exceeded 600 million UAH. According to the company press service, in particular, gas-purification equipment was repaired at the sintering machines Nos. 1 and 5, the flanged beam machine No. 6, and the converter No. 3. In the mining department crushing and ore processing factories…Details
The prices of precious metals, except for silver, increased on February 19. Thus, the price of gold grew by 0.085 manats, to 2,250.375 manats per ounce compared to the price on February 18. The price of silver dropped by 0.074 manats, to 26.8144 manats per ounce. The price of platinum went up by 3.723 manats,…Details
On February 18, a body of a hearth man was found near the blast furnace 9 controls at the Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine.
The man was 47 years old.
“Emergency arrived at the site, but after some time had to state the death of the person”, the company reported.
Investigation is underway. (Ukrainian metal)
Izhstal has been awarded by the governor of the Udmurtia Republic for the quality of its products. The company produces over 1 thousand steel grades according to national and international standards and norms. In 2018 the company successfully passed the audits for the compliance of its quality management system to ISO 9001:2015, 305/2005/EU and also…Details
Magnitogorsk hosted a meeting of the MMK and TMK coordination council.
The parties have discussed the results of the operation in 2018 and plans of further cooperation.
In 2018 TMK pipe enterprises received 504.6 thousand tons of MMK flat rolled metal, up by 10% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
In January Severniy Mining and Processing Works increased pellets output by 1.7% YoY, to 850 thousand tons. Concentrate manufacture dropped by 3.2%, to 998 thousand tons. In December 2018 SevGOK produced 654 thousand tons of pellets and 896 thousand tons of concentrate. In 2018 pellets output grew by 13.9% YoY, to 8.45 million tons, while…Details
Since commissioning of its blast furnace No. 1 Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has produced 55 million tons of pig iron. The blast furnace was blown in 1955. On August 24, 1955, the first pig iron was produced, and a new plant was born. In 2008 the blast furnace was shut down due to the…Details
Russia’s gold exports fell by 70% YoY, to 17.047 tons in 2018, the Assay Chamber at the Finance Ministry, which is responsible for state control over exports and imports of precious metals and stones, said in a report on February 19. According to the finance ministry, Russia’s gold refineries increased output by 2.45%, to 314.42…Details
In 2018 DTEK decreased coal output by 1.9% YoY, to 27.186 million tons.
Gas coal mining grew by 5.3%, to 24.13 million tons.
At the same time anthracite coal was not mined.
Obukhovskay mine increased output by 4.9%, to 3.05 million tons.
Coal concentrate production dropped by 9.2%, to 12.36 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Production of unwrought gold and semi-processed gold or in powder form reached 6,308 kg in January, up by 0.7% YoY, Statistics Committee of the National Economy Ministry reports.
In the accounting period the output of unwrought and semi-processed silver or in the powder form made 57,145 kg, down by 4.1%. (Kazinform/Ukrainian metal)
None of the enterprises of the mining sector, dealing with non-ferrous metals and operating in the general tax regime, has received a profit so far, the Chairman of the International Business Council, Askar Sydykov, announced at a press conference. According to him, as of today, the tax burden on mining enterprises is 17.9% of revenue.…Details
Stoylensky Mining and Processing Works has commissioned a new railroad station – Zapadnaya – at its quarry. The station has been moved 100 meters from its old position. The site freed has some 50 million tons of unoxidized iron quartzites. Mining will start in 2021. In order to relocate the station, it was necessary to…Details
In 2018 Sibcable surpassed its delivery plan. The company used over 3 thousand automobiles, 13 railroad cars and some 100 containers. According to the transport-warehouse department representatives, cars and trucks are the fastest and the cheapest way of transportation, especially oSibcablen short distances. Railroad helps out when it is necessary to transport to Siberia or…Details
Sinarsky Pipe Works has put into operation a new mill to grind and polish pipe surface using picking belts. The machine can process pipes with the diameter of 10 to 89 mm and the length of 2.5 to 13 meters used in machine- and car-building. “We are constantly updating our manufacturing capacities using modern technical…Details
Irshansk Mining and Processing Works has ordered Imex Minerals LLC the delivery of calcium carbonate valued at 37.8 million UAH.
This year the company has to supply 2 thousand tons of calcinated soda according to GOST 5100-85 at 18.9 thousand UAH per ton.
The only competitor at the sale was Sigma Traders LLC. (Ukrainian metal)
In January Electrostal in Donetsk region was still idle. In January 2018 the company produced 27 thousand tons of continuous cast billet. In December 2018 the company was also idle, but in November it produced 12 thousand tons of billets and in October – 33 thousand tons. The reason of such a situation is the…Details
In January NLMK-Ural shipped 105.7 thousand tons of metal via railroad.
This is down by 10.6% MoM, and by 1.8% YoY.
Sales to local companies totaled 70.4 thousand tons (-17.1%, +23.8%), while exports – 35.3 (+6%, -30.3%). (Ukrainian metal)
In January Amur region extracted 1445.9 kg of gold, down by 6.3% YoY, Petropavlovsk was the main miner, having extracted 1252.9 kg of gold. In particular, Malomyrsky rudnik LLC yielded 503 kg of gold, Albynsky rudnik LLC – 487.7 kg and Pokrovskiy rudnik LLC – 262.2 kg. The rest was mined by Berezitoviy rudnik LLC…Details
In January Priisk Solovievskiy extracted 53 kg of gold, down by 37% YoY.
At present the company is developing the Solovievskoye deposit in Amur region.
Alluvial gold extraction will start in early May.
In 2018 Priisk Solovievskiy yielded 3.1 tons of ore and alluvial gold. (Ukrainian metal)