In June Russia exported 541 thousand tons of pig iron, up by 38% MoM, but down by 14.8% YoY. According to the customs statistics, in H1 pig iron exports totaled 2.25 million tons, down by 15% YoY. This is also the lowest export level in the past 4 years. At the same time export revenue…Details
In 2016 KVV Liepajas metalurgs received 26.145 million euro of net losses, up from 8.366 million in 2015. The company income was 14.163 million euro against 69.356 million euro in 2015. The company stopped manufacture in 2013. In 2014 it was sold to Ukrainian investors, who resumed operation in 2015. But in September 2016 the…Details
ArcelorMittal has approved of several investment projects at ArcelorMittal Temirtau. In particular the company wants to construct a new air-separation block, assemble a ladle furnace No. 3 and new hydrogen electrolysis cells, etc. The total cost of the projects is $150 million. The projects will allow AMT to increase work efficiency, improve product quality and…Details
In January-July Azerbaijan obtained 3605 kg of gold, up 3.2-fold YoY.
According to the State Statistics Committee, in July gold output totaled 480.2 kg.
In 2016 Azerbaijan obtained 1894.1 kg of gold, down by 15% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-July Chukotka Autonomous District mined 257.68 thousand tons of coal, down by 23% YoY.
In particular Beringpromugol mined 130.5 thousand tons of coal at the Fandyushkinskoye Pole deposits. (Ukrainian metal)
Trubodetal, a part of OMK, has passed the certification audit of the quality management system for the correspondence to Gazprom 9001-2012 requirements.
The auditors have studied the documents and technological instructions, visited shops and other divisions. The results of the audit confirmed that the Trubodetal QMS corresponded to the Gazprom requirements and improved. (Ukrainian metal)
In August Togliatti Pipe and Section Works increased the range of its round electric-welded pipes with new diameter of 57, 76 and 89 mm and new wall thickness of 3-4 mm. Such pipes are used in construction and manufacture of metal structures, as well as furniture. The company produces pipes according to GOST 13663-86, GOST…Details
Under the bankruptcy procedure the assets of Armavir Electrometallurgical Works LLC will be sold at an auction. In particular, a site for steel manufacture will be sold. The construction of the works has been carried out by the Industrial Union of Donbass since 2007. Investments were expected to hit 9 billion rubles, but the project…Details
The Central Mining and Processing Works has purchased two Komatsu bulldozers valued at over 40 million UAH. The new machines have already started operating at the Gleevatsky quarry. According to the company CEO Dmitry Shevchik, investment program for 2017 is 1.3 billion UAH, the largest in the past 5 years. “We invest into modernization of…Details
Coal mining in January-July decreased by 6.9% YoY, to 21.05 million tons. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, state mines yielded 2.8 million tons of coal, down by 21.7% YoY. In July Ukraine mined 2.6 million tons of coal, with state mines yielding only 390 thousand tons. DTEK Dobropolyeugol increased output by…Details
Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL has launched a $23.7 million coke calcination unit with a capacity of 72,000 tons annually at its plant in Irkutsk (IrkAZ), the company said in a statement on August 15. The unit will produce calcined coke, which will be used at the Sayanogorsky Aluminum Plant to make baked anodes. Currently…Details
PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih continues construction of coke oven batteries No. 5 and 6 complex. Currently, active construction work at coke oven battery No. 5 is in progress: coke machines are being installed, the chimney has been constructed to level + 41.5 meters, main steel structures of dust free coke pushing plant collector have been…Details
Employees of the Rodinskaya mine, a part of the state enterprise Mirnogradugol (ex-Krasnoarmeyskugol) demand their salary debts to be cleared. “The miners have been striking since August 10, they have not received their June salary”, the Independent Miners Union chairman Mikhail Volynets reported. According to him, money was transferred last week to the local treasury,…Details
In January-July precious metals miners of Chukotka mined 14.556 tons of gold and 75.956 tons of silver, all down by 13.38% and by 19.96% YoY. Alluvial gold yield totaled 1101.7 kg, down by 2.3 kg YoY, with ore gold at 13.454 tons, down by 14.31% because of the thinning of ore at some deposits. Kinross…Details
The Yesaulskaya mine of the Raspadskaya Coal Company has put into operation a new long face, The reserves of the site are estimated at 820 thousand tons of coking coal. Each month miners intend to yield 120 thousand tons of coal. The Yesaulskaya coal is processed at the Kuznetskaya and Abashevskaya factories. The main consumers…Details
According to the Association of Sea Trade Ports, the Russian seaports throughput in January-July increased by 10.5% YoY, to 449.7 million tons.
Coal has demonstrated the highest dynamics – 89.3 million tons, up by 16%.
At the same time ferrous metal throughput decreased by 1.3%, to 16.6 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-July railroad transportation to and from the ports totaled 2.25 million tons, down by 2.1% YoY. In particular, export transportation dropped by 3.5%, to 2.19 million tons, while imports increased by 92.8%, to 61.66 thousand tons. Railroad deliveries to port St. Petersburg totaled 1.08 million tons of non-ferrous metals, down by 10.8% YoY, to…Details
In January-June Neryungri-Metallik, a part of Nordgold, mining for gold at the Gross deposits in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), produced 768 kg of gold (24.7 thousand ounces). According to the company statement, in Q2 gold output totaled 463 kg (14.9 thousand ounces), up from 305 kg or 9.8 thousand ounces in Q1. In 6…Details
Rusal has put into operation a wire rod hardening furnaces at the Kandalaksha Aluminum Works. Investments totaled $5.6 million. The project began in March 2016. Now the works is capable of producing 6.8 thousand tons of 6101-T4 alloy wire rod per year, as well as improve its competitiveness and expand its client base. In March…Details
Belenergomash-BZEM has produced and supplied equipment (metal structures, pipelines, buckstay systems and bellows expansion joints) to Uralskaya Stal, a part of Metalloinvest. The group invests into the development of manufacture and efficiency improvement of its enterprises. Recently Lebedinsky GOK has constructed the largest manufacture of HBI in Russia. The next project was the heating and…Details
Severstal has concluded an agreement with the Ust-Kamenogorsk Works of Technical Equipment (Kazakhstan) for the delivery of filters for the extraction system of the Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works sinter manufacture. Under the contract the company will produce an electric air filter with smoke exhaust with the capacity of 250 thousand cubic meters per hour.…Details
In July Krasniy Octyabr Iron and Steel Works produced 31825 tons of steel, up by 9% from the plan, with rolled metal output up by 7%. Sales totaled 1.351 billion rubles. For the second time the works has produced bulk ingots of stainless steel – 6 ingots with the weight of 39.5 tons have been…Details
PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih is completing the preparation stage of Continuous Casting Machines (CCM) 2 and 3 construction, the work of which will enable to significantly increase production of cast billets. In the frames of the large-scale investment program of the plant the company will invest over $100 million in construction of two new CCMs.…Details
The damage to the Gorlovka – Toretskoye water pipeline resulted in flooding of mines, and because of methane the citizens of Toretsk are under constant threat of explosion and gas poisoning. The pipeline was damaged in early January as the result of the shelling. And the water is flooding the Yuzhnaya mine and mine named…Details
Irkutsk Aluminum Works has fulfilled the first contract to produce wire rod of 3000 and 4000 series alloys. The batch of 20 tons has been sent to a Moscow region works, producing welding wire. The wire to weld aluminum sections and structures is in demand all across Russia, but is mostly manufactured of imported wire…Details
Vysochaishy is preparing to put the first stage of manufacture at the Taryn Mining and Processing Works into operation in September. In August 2016 the government approved of the infrastructure support of the project at the Drazhnoye deposits in Yakutia. The project capacity of the first stage is 700 thousand tons of ore per year…Details