Russia: VSMPO-Avisma puts own furnace into operation

VSMPO-Avisma has put a new homogenizing furnace into operation.

This is the fifth machine to be constructed in shop No. 1.

The furnace was designed, constructed, assembled and put into operation by the company specialists.

The homogenizing or the artificial ageing improves the metal structure. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: anthracite stocks up

On February 5-8, the anthracite coal stocks at Ukraine’s thermal power plants increased by 18 thousand tons, or by 2%, to 876 thousand tons. According to the national power-generating company Ukrenergo, as of late February 5, there was 1609 thousand tons of coal at the warehouses, including 858 thousand tons of anthracite, with 186 thousand…

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Russia: Yakutia gold output up in 2016

In 2016 Yakutia mined 23.653 tons of gold.

The annual target was 23.5 tons of gold. The decrease of the target is explained with the planned indexes of local gold-miners.

This year Yakutia expects to mine 22-23 tons of gold. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: gold output down in 2016

In 2016 Kazakhstan produced 74.6 tons of unwrought and semi-wrought gold, down by 17.1% YoY. The share of fine gold made more than half (37.7 tons) of the produced precious metals. Kazakhstan has observed intensification of gold production in recent years. In 2013 annual growth made 6.6%, in 2014 – 18% and in 2015 –…

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