In March the cost price of coal at the state mines increased by 10.6% MoM, or by 265.26 UAH per ton, to 2775.57 UAH per ton, according to the Ministry of energy and coal industry. At present the cost price of coal at the state mines is 68%, or 1123.38 UAH per ton, more than…Details
The global 2017 palladium supply will shrink by 2%, to 6.631 million ounces or 206 tons, and Russian sales will decline by 3%, to 2.684 million ounces or 83 tons, meaning that deficit will widen to 24.4 tons, Johnson Matthey, the world’s largest refiner of platinum and palladium, said in a research note on May…Details
In January-March Ukraine supplied 364 thousand tons of steel products to Russia, up 1.5-fold YoY. According to the Federal Customs Service, the value of the deliveries is $220 million, up 2.3-fold YoY. The main part of the import (48.5%) was the flat-rolled steel, up by 19.6% YoY, while value increased 2.4-fold. Some 40% of imports…Details
Kazakhmys Corporation intends to construct a hydrometallurgical works valued at $350 million. “Its copper concentrate output will be 649.2 thousand tons per year. The construction is planned for 2018-2021”, a company representative explained. “Actually we plan to construct two works. The first one will be trial with 32.16 thousand tons of concentrate per year”. (Ukrainian…Details
Kolmar has signed an agreement to supply 240 thousand tons of coking coal to Baowu Steel. The coal will be supplied from Ingalinskaya-1 processing factory. According to Kolmar Sales and Logistics board of directors chairwoman Anna Tsivileva, under the contract the coal will be supplied from April 2017 till March 2018. Earlier Baowu received several…Details
Uraldomnoremont-Yekaterinburg LLC has laid claims to Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works. The amount of claims is 34.2 million rubles. The corresponding suit has been submitted to the court. Uraldomnoremont-Yekaterinburg produces machinery and equipment for metal industry. This is not the first time that the company claimed multi-million sums from ChMK. At present the court is…Details
This year Bratsk Aluminum Works will spend around 1.2 billion rubles on the environment program. According to the company managing director Evgeniy Zenkin, some 1 billion rubles will be spent on air pollution decrease – the company will continue modernizing gas-purifying machinery. “An important part of the program is the procurement, processing and secondary usage…Details
In 2016 Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works increased rolled metal supplies to Georgia by 30% YoY.
Total supplies to the Transcaucasia countries last year exceeded 150 thousand tons, or 16% of all deliveries to the neighbor foreign countries.
The company notes good prospects to increase exports to the region. (Ukrainian metal)
Within the framework of Metalloinvest operational improvements program Lebedinsky Mining and Processing Works is repairing drying drums at the processing factory shop No. 4.
Four major improvements have already been done, which improved the drying efficiency with the total annual effect of 26 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
The demands of the striking miners from Evraz Sukhaya Balka have not changed. They demand the increase of wages by 30% from May 1, with the following increase by the end of the year to the equivalent of 1 thousand euros, the Independent Miners Union chairman Mikhail Volynets reported. But the administration is unmoved –…Details
Energomashspetsstal has shipped a batch of rolls to Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works. According to the company statement, the totals weight of the rolls is 121.82 tons, they will be used in hot-rolling strip mills. The corresponding contract was concluded in January. By the end of the year EMSS will have supplied 371.78 tons…Details
On May 15 the government of India imposed final antidumping duties for 5 years on some types of cold-rolled metal originating from Ukraine, South Korea, China and Japan. The duty is the difference between the customs cost of the cold-rolled steel and $576 per ton. The investigation was started on the request of Steel Authority…Details
In January-April Russia exported 58.216 million tons of coal, up by 3% YoY.
According to the Ministry of energy, in April coal exports reached 14.9 million tons.
Coal output in January-April totaled 132.62 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)
The United Mining and Chemical Company will spend 50% of its 2016 net profits to pay dividends, having sent 338.849 million UAH to the state budget. The decree on the dividends payment was approved by the Ministry of economical development and trade on April 28, and UMCC received it on May 13. The dividends have…Details
The stocks of anthracite at thermal power plants increased by 10.9%, to 464 thousand tons, from May 10 through May 15. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, Centerenergo increased stocks of the Zmiev TPP from 49.3 thousand tons to 74.4 thousand tons. Tekhnova LLC increased anthracite stocks at Darnitsa and Cherkassy TPPs…Details
Silver and gold producer Polymetal International and UniCredit bank have agreed on terms of a 5-year $200 million loan to finance existing debt from May, the company said in a statement on May 15. Polymetal is also considering options to refinance its $400 million loan with Sberbank due in November 2018 and is in talks…Details
A consortium of China’s Fosun Group, Zhaojin Mining and Hainan Mining may get only 15% in Russian gold producer Polyus instead of 25% expected earlier. In April, the documents of the Russian-Chinese investment commission provided that Fosun agreed to acquire 20-25% of Polyus for up to $2 billion. A relevant agreement can be signed in…Details
In Q1 GeoProMining (GPM) spent $1.84 million to modernize the Agarak Copper-Molybdenum Works. According to the company statement, a Komatsu PC-400, 10 quarry dump-trucks and a Shtanui SD32 have been purchased for the works. In 2009-2012 AMMK and its deposit were completely modernized and reached the full capacity of 3.5 million tons of ore per…Details
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine intends to provide 200 million UAH to increase labor safety at state mines. “The commission that checked safety at mines has presented results of its work. The situation is pretty bad. I don’t want to go into detail, but we have to start improving the safety of our miners…Details
Lvivugol has received 3.9 million UAH from the Ministry of energy and coal industry to put new long faces into operation and purchase equipment for mine modernization and development. From the year start the enterprise has received 49.3 million UAH. In the first half of the year three new long faces will be put into…Details
In January-April two coalmining enterprises of Lugansk region considerably decreased output.
According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, Lisichanskugol output dropped by 29.4% YoY, to 67.5 thousand tons of coal, and Pervomayskugol – by 38.2%, to 78.3 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Interpipe intends to take part in the second auction of large scrap batches sales by Ukrzaliznytsia. But it does not have the task to win at any cost, the company CFO Denis Morozov said. “We plan to apply for participation, but we don’t have the goal to win. Our goal is for the Ukrainian scrap…Details
Evraz NTMK has produced a batch of R50 OT350 rails for Rusal to develop the infrastructure of bauxites deposits in Guinea – Compagnie des Bauxites de Kindia. According to the company statement, the rails will be used to repair railroad connecting the company to the Konakri seaport. Africa is one of the target regions for…Details
Severstal-Metiz has supplied high-strength rebar ropes in polyethylene coating for the repair of the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant first reactor framework.
The ropes have been manufactured in compliance with the Federal norms and safety rules in nuclear industry.
Previous suppliers of such ropes have been from Europe. (Ukrainian metal)
The mining and smelting enterprise based in Masalsky field in Akmola region, that is to be constructed, will create 7,000 new jobs. On May 14, representatives of LLP “Masalsky Mining and Processing Plant” signed agreements with China National Technical Import and Export Corporation (CNTIC) and Exim Bank of China for construction of the above plant.…Details
After Ukrgazdobycha attracted world operators of deep drilling the Ukrainian market of steel pipes for oil-and-gas extraction will see a sharp increase of demand. “Until then there will be no increase of demand on the local market”, Interpipe chief finance and economy officer Denis Morozov said. At the same time Ukrgazdobycha increased oil-and-gas pipes purchases.…Details