Russia: one killed and one injured in Sverdlovsk region mine collapse

The Severopeschanskaya coal mine in Sverdlovsk region town of Krasnoturyinsk collapsed on August 15 killing one miner and injuring another, a spokesperson for the Emergency Ministry’s local branch reported.

The injured miner was delivered to hospital, but refused to be hospitalized.

The mine is operating in its usual mode. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK to supply metal for the high-speed railway construction

MMK has joined the participants of the Chelyabinsk – Yekaterinburg High-Speed Railroad project.

The contribution of the company is 10 million rubles.

MMK will cover the needs of the project in metal. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: gold output up in July 2018

Russia’s production of finished, semi-finished, and powdered gold increased by 1.7% YoY and by 19.7% MoM in July, the Federal State Statistics Service said in a report. In January-July gold production decreased by 0.6% YoY. Previously, absolute figures on production of precious metals were a state secret. The figures are no longer classified, but the…


Russia: Norilsk Nickel working on ruble settlements with foreigners

Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel is working on a mechanism of settlements in rubles with foreign clients who are ready for that, a representative of the company reported.

“Some clients of Norilsk Nickel expressed readiness to make settlements in rubles. We are working on this issue with them,” the representative said. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia buys 55 million UAH worth of metal from Metinvest

Panyutino Wagon-Repair Works, a subsidiary of Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) has ordered Metinvest-SMC LLC the delivery of metal valued at 55.88 million UAH. This year the company will supply 2520 semi-finished axles manufactured by Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine at 22176 UAH apiece. The price of the contract is 0.1% below the expected cost of the…


Russia: coal output up in Chukotka

In January-July Chukotka Autonomous District mined 364 thousand tons of coal, up by 41%. Beringpromugol LLC has contributed the most to the output increase. In 7 months the company mined 304.3 thousand tons of coal, up 2.3-fold YoY. Shakhta Ugolnaya decreased coal output by 43%, to 59.8 thousand tons. Last year the region yielded 445…


Russia: ChelZinc finishes reconstruction of the rotary shop kiln site

Chelyabinsk Zinc Works is carrying out a program to modernize its capacities.

In particular, the specialists have started switching machinery of the rotary kiln No. 2 to rotary oxide calcination.

The framework of the building has been completely reconstructed.

The project will be finished in September.

The total cost is 410 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EMSS manufactures products for Kazakhstan

Energomashspetsstal has shipped another batch of slag ladles to ArcelorMittal Temirtau.

The batch included 3 slag ladles with the total weight of 67.6 tons.

Each ladle has the volume of 16 cubic meters.

EMSS has been producing slag ladles since 1987. The first ladle castings were supplied to Taganrog Iron and Steel Works. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK to improve sales flexibility

NLMK has finished assembling new machinery under the project to expand the shipping sites in the hot-rolling shop. The increase of the area to process rolled metal and the development of the infrastructure will create a reserve of hot-rolled coils for the periods of seasonal fluctuations of demand. NLMK supplies hot-rolled metal in coils and…