Ukraine: AMKR to reconstruct sinter shop for $150 million

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih is carrying out a reconstruction of its sintering machine No. 5 premises and buildings. In particular, it is planned to assemble a dust exhaust system and replace gas-purifying equipment. The work is carried out under the sinter shop No. 2 modernization program. The cost of the sinter shop No. 2 reconstruction is…

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Kazakhstan: NKR to ramp up gold production

Akim of North-Kazakhstan region Kumar Aksakalov paid a working visit to the Yesil district. During the visit, Kumar Aksakalov familiarized himself with the work of Aulie Gold Mining LLP. The Russian company has been mining gold-bearing ore since 2015. And it plans to increase production from 130 thousand to 600 thousand tons by 2018. The…

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Ukraine: Ferrexpo pellets output down in January-September 2017

In January-September Ferrexpo, controlling Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works, produced 7.652 million tons of pellets, down by 8.1% YoY.

In particular, the group produced 414.5 thousand tons of 62% Fe content pellets of its own ore and 7.216 million tons of pellets with 65% Fe content. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: gold output up in H1 2017

Russian gold output increased by 5.93% YoY, to 122.3 tons in January-June, the Finance Ministry said in a statement on October 4 citing data on supplies to gold refineries. Mined gold output rose by 5.48%, to 96.3 tons in the period, while by-product gold output increased by 15.07%, to 8.4 tons, and gold scrap production…

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Kazakhstan: Kostanay region to start mining coal

The Kostanay region has started implementing the project to mine coal at the pit No. 2 of the Kushmurunskoye deposits.

Investments are expected on the level of 209.5 billion tenge, and the site will be developed for 45 years.

Overall coal output will reach 188.2 million tons.

519 jobs will be created. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Electrozinc resumes operation

On September 30 Electrozinc finished the repair of its zinc manufacture and resumed operation at the main shops.

During the repairs a new sanitary discharge pipe was assembled at the sulfuric acid shop.

As of late October 2 the electrolysis shop produced 150 tons of zinc. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Amur region mines 2.4 million tons of coal

In January-September Amur region yielded 2.4 million tons of coal.

Amursky Ugol carries on its program to modernize mining and transport machinery. Thus, new bulldozers appeared at Yerkovetksy and Severo-Vostochniy pits.

In 2018 the program will continue.

Yerkovetsky pit was put into operation in 1991, Severo-Vostochniy pit – in 1932. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: KMZ ferromanganese sales up in January-September 2017

Kosogorsky Iron and Steel Works increases ferromanganese sales to the local market and abroad.

In 9 months sales increased by 5.2 thousand tons YoY.

In particular the local market and neighbor foreign countries received 46.8 thousand tons, and to far foreign countries the company exported 0.3 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: UEM repairs anode-baking furnace

The anode-baking furnace No. 2 at the copper-smelting shop of Uralelectromed has been repaired.

It took a month to repair the furnace.

The furnace capacity is 350 tons of anode copper per smelting. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EBRD approves granting 350 million euro to AMRK

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will provide ArcelorMittal Group with a loan of 350 million euro to finance capital expenditures at ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. The corresponding project was approved on October 4, and it would be signed within a month. The project aims to support the AMKR investment program valued at $1.1 billion.…

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Russia: Yakutugol mines 350 million tons of coal

Miners of the Neryungrinsky pit, a part of Yakutugol, have shipped the 350-millionth ton of coal since the company has been put into operation.

The previous milestone – 340 million tons – was reached in 2016.

The first train with coking coal was sent to consumers on October 26, 1978. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Olkon assembling crushing and sorting complex

The Olenegorsky Mining and Processing Works has started assembling machinery of the crushing and sorting complex to produce crushed stone. Commissioning is planned for October. The specialists will have to assemble 3 crushers and 16 conveyors of 15-18 meters depending on the crushing fraction. There will also be a laboratory. “The Metso crushing and sorting…

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