Russia: raw lead output down in 2016

In 2016 Russia decreased raw lead production by 8.6% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in December 2016 raw lead output decreased by 9.9% YoY, but went up by 8.5% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK-Ural decreases energy consumption

The rolling shop of NLMK-Ural has replaced its gas flowmeter.

The project will help decrease gas consumption by 213 thousand cubic meters per year, allowing the company to save some 0.87 million rubles.

NLMK-Ural spent 0.6 million rubles on the project. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan: 10 mining licenses revoked

The State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use revoked 10 licenses for mining. Ken KG LLC lost its license to mine rhinestone. Two licenses of Kench Kut LLC, which mines rhinestone and serpentine rock, have also been revoked. Too Ken Bars, Alfa Consult, Master Elitstroy, Satmen LLC, engaged in mining of limestone, had their…

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Russia: MMK site to be turned into industrial park

MMK has presented information about its industrial park. Special sections contain important data for existing and future residents of the industrial park, in particular, lease calculator, free are, transport infrastructure, etc. “The implementation of the project will help residents of the park integrate into the technological chain of MMK. We are prepared to offer help…

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Russia: Ruspolymet to launch 1.14-billion ruble powder steel plant by 2018

Russian metallurgical company Ruspolymet plans to launch a 1.14 billion ruble plant to produce powdered high-speed steel billets for metal-cutting tools in the Sarov technological cluster in the Nizhny Novgorod region, the company’s board of directors chairman Viktor Klochai announced. The project will be implemented by Ruspolymet’s subsidiary Grankom under state industrial corporation Rosatom’s scientific…

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Ukraine: Mariupol works decrease output by 10% because of blockade

In February Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and Azovstal, both parts of Metinvest, decreased output by 10% because of the ATO zone railroad blockade. “Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works receives electricity from Zuyevskaya TPP, situated on the uncontrolled territory, but registered in Ukraine. This power plant can only use coal mined in Pavlograd and…

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Ukraine: coal stocks at TPPs down

Coal stocks at Ukrainian thermal power plants on February 6-12, decreased by 4.9%, or by 79 thousand tons, to 1.53 million tons. Gas-group coal stocks dropped by 8.4%, or by 63 thousand tons, to 688 thousand tons (with 121 thousand tons at Burshtyn TPP). Anthracite coal stocks decreased by 1.8%, or by 16 thousand tons,…

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Ukraine to stop using anthracite in 2 years

The minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik believes, that in 2-2.5 years Ukraine could completely stop using anthracite coal in energy sphere. According to him, the decision to switch thermal power plants from anthracite to gas-group coal was taken by the ministry after the coal supplies from the uncontrolled territories were stopped in…

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