Ukraine: AMKR investments up in 2017

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih summed up the results of its investment program implementation in 2017. Capital and operating expenditures increased by 48% YoY, from UAH 6.1 billion to UAH 9 billion. This money was spent on new facilities construction and equipment capital repairs, as well as environment improvement. Last year the company started construction of…

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Tajikistan: KRL to mine gold at Pakrut

By the end of the year KrysoResourcesLImited (China) intends to have mined 207 kg of gold at the Pakrut deposits. Gold output is expected to increase to 1-1.5 tons per year. The company started developing Pakrut in 2012. Since then investments have totaled $180 million, and $76 million more are needed. At present the project…

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Armenia: metal output in 2017

In 2017 Armenia increased metal output by 11.3% YoY, after the 11.1% drop in 2016. According to the National Statistics Service, in 2017 ferromolybdenum production grew by 1.1% YoY, to 6588 tons, with December 2017 output at 490 tons, down by 15.1% MoM. Molybdenum concentrate output increased by 2.8%, to 10961 tons, with 828 tons…

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Russia: Globus-Stal starts producing ground stainless steel pipes

In late 2017 Globus-Stal commissioned the arc-welded round pipes grinding line.

In a very short term the company was able to supply over 20 km of pipes to 10 cities.

The line grinds pipes with the diameter of 10-80 mm, wall thickness of 0.5-3 mm and the length of 3-6.1 m. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Metinvest iron ore raw materials output down in 2017

In 2017 Metinvest Group decreased iron ore raw materials output. In particular, iron ore concentrate production dropped by 7% YoY, to 27.464 million tons. Iron ore pellets manufacture fell also by 7%, to 5.742 million tons, mostly because the group ceased deliveries to customers situated on the Ukraine-uncontrolled territory. Coal concentrate output decreased by 15%,…

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Belarus: Rechitsa Metal Wares Works to increase fasteners output

In late 2017 Rechitsa Metal Wares Works put in operation a new site of the fasteners shop.

The following Taiwan mills have been assembled there: JBF-10В-3S and JTR-6H; JBF-13В-3SL and JTR-8H; JBF-13В-4S and JTR-8H; JBF-17В-4S and JTR-10H.

The commissioning of the new site will increase fasteners output. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: SUMZ assets being demolished

The Sredneuralsky Copper-Smelting Works has started demolishing the main premises of the double superphosphate shop. The shop was put out of operation in February 2009. The size of the premises is 17 thousand square meters, it consists of 5 buildings, being demolished one after another. The demolition of the main premises started in summer of…

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