Russia: Alexander Popov appointed BGOK CEO

Alexander Popov has been appointed the CEO of Bystrinskoye Mining and Processing Works effective as of September 3.

He has previously worked in Kuzbassugol, Vorkutaugok, Olkon and Krasniy Kotelschik.

The ex-CEO of BGOK Vladimir Nakivayko has been working at Nornickel enterprises for 25 years. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Novolynskaya mine raided

Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine, has reported a raider attempt to seize the Novovolynskaya mine No. 9. “Early on September 10 some 30 unidentified people arrived at the enterprise with the acting CEO of the state enterprise Volynugol Andrei Pilipyuk. They refused to identify themselves, they all wore black…

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Russia: EZOTsM to become largest manufacturer of components for medical devices

Yekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works has started producing precision wares of precious metals and other materials for the medicine industry. The main products are anodes, cathodes and other wares for pacemakers. The company has already produced pilot batches of anodes for all the major manufacturers of medical devices in Russia and by 2019 intends to…

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Kazakhstan: Head of State meets ArcelorMittal Temirtau plant workers

Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev has visited one of Karaganda region largest enterprises, which produces rolled ferrous metals. The President of Kazakhstan got familiar with the technologies for the manufacture of long products and was informed about the further plans concerning the development of the metallurgical plant. In addition, Nursultan Nazarbayev was informed about the…

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Russia: NLMK railroad exports down in August 2018

In August NLMK shipped 986.6 thousand tons of metal via railroad, down by 9.4% YoY.

In January-August sales increased by 1.1% YoY, to 8.5 million tons.

Russian customers received 2.6 million tons, up by 6.3% YoY, while exports totaled 5.57 million tons, down by 1.4%. (Ukrainian metal)