Ukraine: Mariupol works decrease buffer zone

In 2018 the Atmosphera mobile environment laboratory will be working on weekends and holidays and will increase its route. According to the city council people’s deputy and the chairman of the social protection, health protection and ecology commission Maxim Borodin, Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and Azovstal have considerably decreased their buffer zones, thus…


Russia: MMK opens research center at Skolkovo

PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works and Foundation for development of the New Technologies Development and Commercialization Center at the Skolkovo Foundation have signed an agreement to establish the MMK Research Center at Skolkovo. The agreement was signed by MMK CEO Pavel Shilyaev and President of the Skolkovo Foundation Victor Vekselberg. MMK plans to invest…


Russia: ferrous metals exports down in January-August 2017

In January-August Russia exported 27.322 million tons of ferrous metals, down by 4.65% YoY. Far foreign countries imported 23.3 million tons. Exports of ferrous metals without pig iron, ferroalloys, wastes and scrap totaled 19.062 million tons, down by 1.47% YoY. Far foreign countries imported 16.148 million tons. Carbon steel semi-finished products exports reached 9.374 million…


Russia: Evraz steel output up in Q3 2017

In Q3 Evraz produced 3.506 million tons of steel, up by 5.9% QoQ. “The consolidated steel output grew, first of all, because of the completion of the scheduled repairs of the oxygen-converter shop at Evraz DMZ (Ukraine)”, the group noted. Semi-finished products output reached 3.121 million tons, up by 4.4% QoQ. In Q4 Evraz expects…


Russia: MMK to pay dividends quarterly

The Board of Directors of PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works on October 16 approved a resolution to convene an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders (EGM) with absentee voting, and approved the agenda for the EGM. Dividends on issued shares of PJSC MMK will be paid based on the results of the first nine months…


Kazakhstan: 62.69 tons of gold produced in January-September 2017

In January-September Kazakhstan produced 62,697 kg of unwrought gold, up by 16.3% YoY.

According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy, production of unwrought silver in the reporting period amounted to 792,535 kg, down by 12.5% from January-September of 2016. (Kazinform/Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan to limit coal export

Kazakhstan offered to limit the export of coal for the period of preparation for the heating season. This proposal was received from the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Electric Stations JSC informed that there are no problems with the supply of Kazakh coal to the Bishkek Heating and Power Station: 261,119 tons…


Russia: PGK non-ferrous raw materials throughput up in January-September 2017

In January-September the St. Petersburg subsidiary of the First Cargo Company transported 108 thousand tons of ore and non-ferrous concentrates, up by 75% YoY. The subsidiary throughput in this segment increased by a third and reached 178 million ton-km. According to the company statement, the main cargoes are nickel matte, alumina and aluminum ore. Nickel…


Russia: RMK gets Mining Award

The Russian Copper Company has been awarded the “Socially responsible company of the year” at the 11th annual “Russian Mining Award”. In 2016-2017 RMK carried out a number of social projects aimed at developing territories around its enterprises and improving the living standards of the population. The company also finances the construction and repair of…


Russia: OMK supplies LDP to Kazakhstan

The United Metallurgical Company has completed the delivery of large diameter pipes with corrosion-resistant coating and joints to Kazakhstan. The volume of the products shipped exceeded 12 thousand tons. Customers were the largest power-generating companies of the country – Kaztransgaz and Kaztransoil, both parts of the national company KazMunayGaz. OMK delivered 1220 mm diameter pipes…