Zinc and non-ferrous metals producer Electrozinc, a part of Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC), plans to terminate its operations, a spokesperson for the plant reported on December 14. “We have decided to stop production fully, and equipment and the industrial site will undergo conservation procedures. We are to unload the remaining raw materials and…Details
The State Expertise Service of Russia has approved the design documentation on the project “Mining and Processing Works Udokan. The first stage of construction with the capacity of 12 million tons of ore per year”. Thus, the project has received all the necessary documents to start construction. The commissioning is scheduled for 2021, while the…Details
The inspection of the Russian Accreditation Service has confirmed the expertise of the technical and chemical control at the Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works. Each year the laboratory of the enterprise analyzes over 130 thousand samples. It controls the quality of the concentrate, the technological process of enrichment, as well as wastewater and pollution. “We…Details
In January-November Belarus Iron and Steel Works exported some 1.845 million tons of metal valued at $1.155 billion, up by 6.6% and by 28% YoY respectively. 86% of all the products manufactured in November were exported. At present BMZ exports to 66 countries. The main market is Europe, accounting for 48.4% of the exports, followed…Details
According to Ukrmetallurgprom in December Ukraine will produce 1.8 million tons of steel, 1.6 million tons of rolled metal and 1.8 million tons of pig iron. As of December 12, 20 out of 21 blast furnaces, 8 out of 9 open-hearth furnaces, 14 out of 16 converters, 6 out of 15 electric arc furnaces and…Details
In November Ukrainian metal companies received 309 thousand tons of scrap, up by 12% MoM. Scrap exports last month fell by 50%, to 4 thousand tons. In November procuring companies prepared 313 thousand tons of scrap, up by 10%. In January-November out of procured 3.36 million tons (down by 1% YoY), metal companies received 3.04…Details
In November Ukrainian metal companies increased natural gas consumption by 7% MoM, to 150 million cubic meters.
In 11 months consumption grew by 6%, to 1670 million cubic meters.
Electricity consumption in January-November was 10.74 billion kWh, up by 7% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
The Department of Trade has decided to prolong the antidumping duties on ferrosilicomanganese from Ukraine.
The duty is prolonged for 5 more years.
The size of the duty is 163%.
This was the fourth 5-year review of the duty since 1994. (Ukrainian metal)
Uralelectromed has produced the first batch of commutator bars (13 thousand pieces) for the construction of cargo diesel locomotives.
According to the contract with the Russian Railways, the bars will be tested at some 400 thousand km.
The company has increased the portfolio of its commutator bars to 9 sizes and types. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-November Chukotka Autonomous District extracted 21753 kg of gold, down by 2% YoY. 19151 kg accounted for ore gold, while 2583 kg for alluvial gold. Ore gold output dropped by 4%, while that of alluvial went up by 11%. Silver extraction fell by 16%, to 99.97 tons. In January-November 2017 Chukotka yielded 22239 kg…Details
In November Kazakhstan produced 0.015 million tons of steel, down by 63.8% YoY. In 11 months steel output dropped by 7.7%, to 3.909 million tons. Ferroalloys manufacture totaled 0.179 million tons in November and 1.904 million tons in 11 months, up by 8.8% and by 8.1% YoY respectively. In November the country produced 0.107 million…Details
Precious metal prices increased in Azerbaijan on December 13, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The price of gold grew by 0.5865 manats, to 2,116.007 manats per ounce on December 13 compared to the price on December 12. The price of silver went up by 0.224 manats, to 25.0689 manats per ounce.…Details
The board of directors of U.K. Highland Gold Mining (HGM), which operates in Russia, has approved payment of 0.05 British pounds per share in dividends for July-December, the company said in a statement on December 13. The shareholder register for dividends will close on December 21 and the dividend payment date is January 25, 2019.…Details
As a part of the international exhibition of equipment and technologies for urban and industrial emissions, dust and gas cleaning – Waste Air & Gas Management 2018 – Director of the Environmental Protection Department of PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, Liana Maksimenko, shared her experience of implementation of the environmental monitoring systems at the company. It…Details
The Eurasian Economic Commission has prolonged for 5 years the antidumping duty on cold-deformed seamless pipes of stainless steel manufactured in China and imported from China and Malaysia. The size of the duty is 19.15%. Initially the duty was set on Chinese pipes only. But following the investigation in 2017, it was found out that…Details
The Russian Register certification association has carried out a scheduled inspection of three Uralelectromed management systems – environment, energy and labor and industrial safety. The experts have positively assessed the company operation and confirmed the correspondence of the systems to ISO 14001, ISO 50001 and OHSAS 18001 respectively. Last year the company environment management system…Details
In early December Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works produced 250-millionth ton of steel. “Since the first smelting in 1980 our plant has been increasing converter steel output. The first 100 million tons were produced in 22 years, and the second – twice faster – in 11 years. We’ve managed to manufacture another 50 million tons…Details
Evraz has commissioned a new long face No. 50-20 at the Uskovskaya mine. The reserves of the long face are over 1.9 million tons of coking coal. This is the first long face in the western wing. The company will be developing the wing until 2020. They intend to mine at least 5 million tons…Details
Kuzbassrazrezugol and Beijing CATIC Industry Limited have signed a memorandum of cooperation in carrying out projects in Kemerovo region. In particular, the coal company intends to buy mining and processing machinery valued at $70 million from China. According to the memorandum, the company will consider purchasing two WK-35 excavators, as well as processing machines within…Details
Nazarovsky Pit, a part of SUEK, has reached the output target for 2018 in advance, having extracted 3.25 million tons of coal. Until the end of the year the company intends to mine some 250 thousand tons more, thus reaching the annual output of 3.5 million tons of coal. The Pit has become the fourth…Details
In January-November Ukrainian ports increased cargo handling by 0.6% YoY, to 121.5 million tons. According to the Administration of Seaports, handling of metal products grew by 11%, or by 1.45 million tons. Exports increased by 10 million tons, to 88.8 million tons, while imports grew by 2.6 million tons, to 21.5 million tons. In particular,…Details
In November Corum Group signed an agreement with ViruKeemiaGrupp (VKG, Estonia) for the delivery of 8 electric substations. According to the company statement, the substations will be delivered to the Oyamaa mine, which extracts slate coal. “The substations have been modified according to the needs of the customer”, the group noted. The substations will be…Details
Gold prices decreased in Azerbaijan on December 12, while silver, platinum and palladium prices increased. The price of gold dropped by 3.842 manats, to 2,115.4205 manats per ounce on December 12 compared to the price on December 11. The price of silver grew by 0.0245 manats, to 24.8449 manats per ounce. The price of palladium…Details
The aluminum casting works RosALit has passed the technological audit of the spare parts manufacture organized by the Russian representatives of the Volvo Group. In December the company will supply the first batch of its own spare parts – transmission case covers – for Volvo trucks to the plant in the city of Kaluga. The…Details