According to the Russian Railroads, in August transportation volumes reached 108.4 million tons, up from 107.6 million tons in July and by 2% YoY. In January-August railroads transported 857.8 million tons, up by 2.9% YoY. In particular, iron and manganese ores accounted for 77. million tons, up by 5.4%, ferrous metals – 52.5 million tons,…Details
The gas supplies to the Mikhailovsky Mining and Processing Works have been suspended following an accident at the gas pipeline in Kursk region.
This is the fifth accident on Gazprom pipelines since the start of the year.
Because of the accident MGOK has suspended the manufacture of pellets. (Ukrainian metal)
Titan, the works of the Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash in Russia-occupied Crimea, is working on Ukrainian raw materials from Zhitomir region. The following scheme is used to supply the ilmenite: Odessa port – Samsun port under fictitious contract – Kerch. “Ukraine really has to do with the environment catastrophe in Crimea. But the thing is…Details
A shutdown of the Nadvoitsy Aluminum Smelter is long overdue, but aluminum giant RUSAL has not discussed closure of its other plants, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov declared on September 4. “Concerning shutting and preservation works at the other facilities, I am unaware of anything of the kind. Maybe there are rumors or discussions…Details
The Ural division of Rostechnadzor has filed a suit to the court to suspend the operation of the Serov Ferroalloys Works because of the breach of industrial safety regulations. The company has faced an unscheduled inspection following the death of a crane operator in June. During the inspection 26 violations of industrial safety requirements have…Details
Corum Svet Shakhtera has created a mine complex, consisting of a shearer, a longwall conveyer, a loader and anchoring.
While creating the complex, the machine-builders have taken into account the peculiarities of the Donbass mines, which are the main customers of Corum.
In particular, this complex was ordered by the Sadkinskaya mine. (Ukrainian metal)
Dortrans LLC from the city of Khabarovsk has filed a suit to the arbitrary court of Irkutsk region on declaring the Bratsk Ferroalloys Works LLC bankrupt. The suit was registered on August 30, but the hearing had not been scheduled yet. The amount of claims is 1.45 million rubles. In April a court already satisfied…Details
As of September 3, the Novaya miners team has yielded 134 kg of gold. This season the team has started washing at a new site – Nizhnyaya Amunakta, having so far obtained 60 kg of gold. The enterprise is also prospecting at Tangrak. The development of the site is scheduled for spring 2019. The team…Details
On August 31 Belarus Iron and Steel Works exceeded a milestone in sales – $1 billion. This year the milestone has been reached 2 months earlier than in 2017. The symbolic billionth dollar was earned by a batch of bars shipped to Zerbst GmbH (Germany). In January-August BMZ sold 1.5 million tons of metal, with…Details
Mednogorsk Copper and Sulfur Works is repairing roof and walls of the copper smelting shop. The repair is carried out under the program of premises maintenance. In May-June the contractors repaired 712 square meters of walls. At present they are working on the roof of the size of 1539 square meters. Last year 1782 square…Details
Elga coal complex, developed by Elgaugol LLC, is the largest coal deposit in Russia, employing 1650 people. In January-June 2.5 million tons of coal were mined there, up by 31% YoY. Elga coal is in stable demand on the local market and in the countries of the Asian-Pacific region. Elga coal complex is the largest…Details
In August Zaporizhstal produced 356.3 thousand tons of steel, up by 0.9% YoY. Pig iron output grew by 3.5%, to 395.2 thousand tons, and rolled metal – by 0.5%, to 302 thousand tons. In January-August the company produced 2.749 million tons of steel, 2.932 million tons of pig iron and 2.414 million tons of rolled…Details
NLMK Group, an international steel company, has appointed Dmitry Furmanov as General Director of NLMK Ural, one of the leading manufacturers of square billet, rebar and wire rod in Russia. Dmitry Furmanov’s appointment is effective from September 1. In addition to managing the company’s operations, in his new capacity Furmanov will be responsible for the…Details
The prices of precious metals varied in Azerbaijan on September 3, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The price of gold decreased by 9.044 manats, to 2,039.983 manats per ounce on September 3 compared to the price on August 31. The price of silver dropped by 0.2612 manats, to 24.6028 manats per…Details
PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih keeps modernizing equipment. Section No. 9 of magnetic separation area was commissioned at OBP-2. 13 new separation units manufactured by Finnish company “Metso” were installed to replace 54 old ones, which enabled to reduce power consumption by 73 kW/h per day. There are five magnetic separation sections at OBP-2 in total.…Details
Senior Environment Adviser of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Robert Adamczyk and Senior Manager for Sustainable Development and Corporate Responsibility of ArcelorMittal Аlan Knight paid a two-day working visit to ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. At the end of 2017 EBRD approved opening of a credit line for ArcelorMittal at 350 million euros to finance…Details
In January-June Chelyabinsk Zinc Works received 4.226 billion rubles of net profit, up by 42% YoY. Consolidated revenue grew by 27%, to 17.97 billion rubles. Zinc and zinc alloy sales amounted to 14.946 billion rubles, up by 27%. Gross profit reached 5.6 billion rubles, up by 20%. EBITDA increased by 38%, to 5.896 billion rubles.…Details
As of August 28 Irkutsk region has extracted 15280.9 kg of gold, up by 8% YoY. Ore gold accounted for 8977.9 kg, up by 20%, while alluvial gold output dropped by 5%, to 6303 kg. Last year the region yielded 22903 kg of gold, including 12115 kg of ore gold and 10788 kg of alluvial…Details
In April-June Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works increased iron ore output by 30% QoQ, to 1.6 million tons. Sales grew by 41%, to 495 thousand tons. The growth is due to the increase of the mining fleet. “Since the start of the year we have commissioned 10 large dump trucks, a grader and a heavy…Details
Yekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works intends to start refining gold from Magadan region. In July the company delegation visited a miners’ team, where it got acquainted with the technological chain of gold mining. “We presented our plans to increase gold purchases with further buy out of refined metal and voiced our interest to work with…Details
In January-June Seligdar received 759.9 million rubles of net losses, up from 283.3 million rubles in H1 2017. At the same time the company revenue grew 1.6-fold, to 3.808 billion rubles. Gold sales accounted for 2.9 billion rubles, while tin and tungsten – for 270.8 million rubles. Other services (ore mining) accounted for 552.7 million…Details
After a three-month warming of the refractory lining Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has switched the coke oven plant No. 4 to constant warming. The first coke is expected to be produced in late 2018. “The investment project valued at 6 billion rubles will increase coke output at the plant from 420 thousand tons to…Details
Metalloinvest has partially refinanced its credit portfolio due to the funds attracted under a new loan agreement with Gazprombank. Under the agreement the company has attracted 18.8 billion rubles for 6 years. All the money was spent to clear debt to Sberbank. Thus for the next 16 months the company has no debts on the…Details
Turkish Dal Teknik Makina Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş. has launched the most modern plant in Central Asia for the production of metal structures in the Angren free economic zone (FEZ). Metal structures of wide application, including for industrial and civil building construction, power lines, solar panels, wind turbines, tower and bridge cranes, as well as…Details