Russia: metal companies get preferences from Railroads

The state company Russian Railroads has started using decreasing coefficients when calculating tariffs for transportation of rolled sheet for NLMK and some other companies. The decreasing coefficient will be valid through December 31. It covers rolled sheet transportation from the railroad stations of Novolipetsk, Revda, Apparatnaya, Nizhneserginskaya, Yekaterinburg, Vorsino and Vladivostok. At the same time…


Russia: Prokhorov sells Amurmed

Intergeo, belonging to Mikhail Prokhorov, has sold Amurmed. According to Intergeo, Amurmed is a less attractive asset for the group than the Ak-Sug in Tuva (5.7 million tons of copper) and Kingash in Krasnoyarsk Krai (2.2 million tons of nickel, and 1 million tons of copper, as well as cobalt, platinoids and gold). Amurmed has…


Russia: Electrocable products used at Gaysky GOK

This year Gaysky Mining and Processing works has for the first time used HoldCag power cables with wire armor, produced at Electrocable.

HoldCab also features polymer coating.

The first out of four cable threads has been built in the Novaya mine shaft. It consists of 3 sections of 400 meters each. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan: agreement of Centerra with government to attract new investors

“The less conflict fields, the better the dialogue, the sooner the positive investment climate in the country is formed and it becomes more attractive for foreign partners,” head of the Association of Markets, Service and Trade Enterprises Sergei Ponomarev said, commenting on the agreements reached between the Kyrgyz government and Centerra. “All major world investors,…


Russia: MMK mining and processing turns 86

The mining and processing complex of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works comprises of a mine shop, an ore-dressing factory, a sinter shop, a grinding-kilning shop and the sinter charge preparation shop. For the past several years the shop has undergone a massive reconstruction. In particular, the company has reconstructed the sulfur-exhaust machine, which allowed increasing…


Russia: Norilsk Nickel to decide on participation in Baimsky project 2017

Mining and metallurgic company Norilsk Nickel plans to make a final decision on its participation in development of the Baimskoye field in Russia’s northernmost Chukotka Autonomous District until the end of 2017, Vice President Yelena Bezdenezhnykh reported on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum on September 6. “We have been evaluating the potential of…


Ukraine: ferrous metals export-import in January-August 2017

In January-August Ukraine increased ferrous metals export revenue by 16.2% YoY, to $5.48 billion. According to the State Fiscal Service, ferrous metals accounted for 19.93% of the total exports, down from 20.76% in January-August 2016. In August Ukraine exported $732.55 million worth of ferrous metals, up from $667.7 million in July. In 8 months Ukraine…