A delegation of the European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency has arrived in Kyrgyzstan to study uranium heritage sites in Mailuu-Suu town, Jalal-Abad region. It is expected that experts will visit the tailing dumps in Ailampa-Sai, Kulmen-Sai, Koy-Tash valleys, as well as tailing dumps Nos. 6, 20 and 21. The specialists will be…Details
The prices of the main precious metals decreased in Azerbaijan on May 15, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The cost of gold decreased by 14.1695 manats, to 2228.802 manats per troy ounce compared to the price on May 14. The cost of silver decreased by 0.3847 manats, to 28.0122 manats per…Details
Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) and Turkish metallurgic company Coskunoz have launched a 1-billion ruble MMK-Coskunoz-Alabuga car parts facility in Russia’s republic of Tatarstan. The plant is located in the Alabuga special economic zone. It will produce steel car parts for Ford Sollers and other domestic car makers. The projected capacity is 150,000 tons…Details
Sredneuralsky Copper-Smelting Works has started the scheduled repair of the Vanyukov furnace No. 1.
The company intends to invest some 238 million rubles in the repair.
The furnace commissioning is scheduled for June 8.
The Vanyukov furnace No. 1 was put into operation in 1994, and No. 2 in 2009. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-April Magadan region mined 261.8 thousand tons of coal, up almost 2-fold YoY. The increase has to do with the scheduled growth of output at the Kolyma Coal Company, which became the leader in coalmining. Two more companies are operating in the region – Association of business cooperation LLC and North-Eastern Coal Company LLC.…Details
Petropavlovsk shareholders demand the board of directors replaced and one of its founders Pavel Maslovsky, as well as independent directors Sir Roderick Line and Robert Jenkins returned. The claim was voiced by CABS Platform Limited and Slevin Ltd., which together own 9.11% in Petropavlovsk. The issue will be on the agenda of the annual meeting…Details
Zagorsky Pipe Works has received the right to use the API logo on its products. The company has successfully completed all the attestation procedures and has become the fifth large diameter pipe producer in Russia to be able to export pipes for foreign projects, which require API 5L certificate. The company began preparing for the…Details
Evraz NTMK has started selling railroad wheels to Slovakia. This year the company will supply some 1 thousand wheels to ZOS Trnava. ZOS Trnava is Evraz’s new client. The company is one of the top-5 wagon-repairing enterprises in Europe, namely BB TS Werk Knittelfeld (Austria), Kolowag (Bulgaria), FWN (Germany) and SZ-Vit (Slovenia), with whom Evraz…Details
The High Court of London has started four-day hearings of a dispute between Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL of businessman Oleg Deripaska and Interros of tycoon Vladimir Potanin over a sale of shares in metals giant Norilsk Nickel. Both businessmen arrived to the court to testify. A long-standing shareholder conflict, which was resolved in 2012…Details
In January-March Rusal revenue totaled $2.744 million, up by 19.5% YoY. The revenue grew following the increase of aluminum prices at the LME by 16.7%, to $2.159 thousand per ton from $1.85 thousand per ton. As the result the adjusted EBITDA increased by 20.4%, to $572 million from $475 million. Aluminum output in January-March dropped…Details
En+ president Maxim Sokolov during the High Court of London process said that Rusal must buy 1.9% of Nornickel under the Roman Abramovich’s Crispian offer to keep balance, even though the price was high. “Unfortunately, when the company is cornered, we are forced to accept this premium. We do not want to buy this stake,…Details
In January-March Ferrexpo invested over 748.9 million UAH ($27.8 million) in the development of its Poltava, Yeristovo and Belanovsky Mining and Processing Works. In particular, in the maintenance of reserves and development of PGOK 501 million UAH ($18.6 million) was invested, and in the development of EGOK and BGOK – over 247.9 million UAH ($92.…Details
Rinat Akhmetov, the owner of Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works, has started the procedure of squeeze out of the company shares, having estimated the price of the plant at its annual profit. In particular, Barlenco Ltd. (Cyprus) has sent out an irrevocable claim to buy out shares from all the owners of the company stakes.…Details
In January-April Magadan region mined 5660.8 kg of gold, up by 11.5% YoY. Silver output dropped by 2.6%, to 230.2 tons. Pavlik Gold-Extracting Company provided the most gold. Serebro Magadana was the leader in silver manufacture. The company also obtained 444 tons of lead. This year the region intends to get 37.1 tons of ore…Details
In January-April Chukotka obtained 7.033 tons of gold, down by 8.5% YoY. Silver output dropped by 17.8%, to 35.89 tons. Chukotka Mining and Geological Company (Kinross Gold) was the leader in mining, having obtained 3.222 tons of gold, up by 106.3 kg YoY. Silver output totaled 31.403 tons. Last year the region yielded 25.3 tons…Details
Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant has suspended manufacture of copper wire rod to modernize the line, resulting in the increase of manufacturing speed from 13 to 20 tons per hour. The total capacity of the line will grow from 100 to 140 thousand tons of copper wire per year. The cost of the project is 288…Details
Karelsky Okatysh has put into operation a new unique rope carrier.
The machine is intended to quickly replace steel ropes at 10- and 20 cubic meters excavators.
The first rope carrier was assembled 9 years ago by KamAz specifically for Karelsky Okatysh. (Ukrainian metal)
RAEX rating agency (Expert RA) has assigned IMH credit rating ruBBB+ with a stable outlook. RAEX in its report notes the company’s high liquidity level and diversification of sales by geography and customers. The agency outlines the company’s strong positions on the pig iron and metallurgical coke markets – key sales areas of the group.…Details
TMK, one of the world’s leading producers of tubular products for the oil and gas industry, has taken part in the 2018 International Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), Houston, USA. At the event, TMK showcased its full range of TMK UP premium threaded connections used in oil and gas wells operating in adverse conditions, including offshore…Details
Ukraine could stop shipping titanium ore concentrate to Russia. In 2015 it exported 295 thousand tons of concentrate valued at $72 million, in 2016 – 463 thousand tons at $84 million, and in 2017 – 583 thousand tons, with 35% to Russia. The basis for the cancellation of exports to Russia could be a decree…Details
Representatives of the world leaders in IT, sales, consulting and oil industries, studying at the London Business School, have visited Zaporizhstal. The company CEO Rostislav Shurma presented the environment modernization of the works. The guests have visited the central control room, and took a look at the new pickling line in the cold-rolling shop No.…Details
Ukraine has to create its own close cycle of titanium manufacture. According to the Dmitry Firtash Group of Companies calculations, the replacement of the Russian VSMPO-Avisma on the titanium imports market will cost some $110 million, needed to modernize the Zaporozhye Titanium and Magnesium Works, while the full cycle, from the ore to the ready-made…Details
NLMK Group, a global steel company, has appointed Dmitriy Kolomytsyn Director, IR & Capital Markets. Kolomytsyn previously held the position of Head of Corporate Development. Sergey Takhiev, who previously headed NLMK Group’s Investor Relations, has decided to continue his professional growth in another company. Dmitriy Kolomytsyn joined NLMK Group in 2016. As Head of Corporate…Details
The prices of main precious metals varied in Azerbaijan on May 14, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The cost of gold decreased by 0.306 manats, to 2242.9715 manats per troy ounce to the price on May 11. The cost of silver decreased by 0.0016 manats, to 28.3969 manats per ounce. The…Details