Ukraine: AMKR energy consumption down in 2017

In 2017 ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih considerably decreased energy consumption. In particular, total power intensity was 25.231 gigajoule per 1 ton of liquid steel. This year the total energy consumption is planned on the level of 25.195 gigajoule per ton. Last year the company achieved the historical lows of electricity consumption – 4.194 billion kW-h and…


Russia: Koks to get 10 billion rubles

The public joints stock company Koks has attracted a VTB loan of 10 billion rubles. According to the company statement, the term of the loan is 7 years. The interest rate will be set depending on the term. The maximum volume of the interest rate should not exceed 20%. Koks is controlled by the Industrial-Metallurgical…


Russia: KSGOK produces 180 thousand tons of iron ore concentrate in January 2018

In January Kimkano-Sutarsky Mining and Processing Works LLC produced 180 thousand tons of iron ore concentrate. Last year the company produced 2 million tons of iron ore concentrate and this year expects to increase output to 3.2 million tons. KSGOK is a part of IRC ltd. It was created on the basis of Kimkanskoye and…


Russia: Norilsk Nickel and Russian Platinum sign strategic partnership agreement

PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, the largest producer of palladium and refined nickel in the world, and LLC Russian Platinum have signed a framework agreement on strategic partnership. According to the agreement, the parties will establish a joint venture to develop disseminated ore deposits in the Norilsk Industrial District. The JV will be 50%-owned by Nornickel…


Russia: NLMK Board approves CEO candidate

At a meeting held on February 13, NLMK’s Board of Directors considered the nomination for the position of the company president (CEO) (Chairman of the Management Board) submitted by its majority shareholder. Grigory Fedorishin, who currently holds the position of Senior Vice President of NLMK, was approved as the top candidate to be voted on…


Russia: gold output up in 2017

Russia’s gold output increased by 6.4% YoY, to 306.9 tons in 2017, the Finance Ministry said in a statement on February 13 with data on supplies of the metal to gold refining plants. Mined gold output rose by 6.8%, to 253.9 tons, by-product gold output increased by 7.2%, to 16.4 tons, and gold scrap production…


Armenia: investments in metal deposits at $235 million in 2017

In 2017 companies developing metallic deposits invested $235 million in the operation.

In the next 3 years some 3 billion drams more will be invested in the field.

Metallic output last year increased by 30% YoY, mostly because of the growth of world ore prices. (Ukrainian metal)