Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works is finishing the disassembly of the slitting unit No. 11 in the metal treatment shop No. 3. Until January 2020, foundation will be laid for a new unit to cut wide rolled metal. Machinery will be supplied and assembled by Salico, Italy. The project is expected to be completed in…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has signed an agreement valued at almost $30 million with CISDI (China) to modernize its largest blast furnace No. 9. The Chinese company will design, supply and assemble the main machinery, as well as train the AMKR personnel. Last year a major accident occurred at the blast furnace. Since February 2018, the…Details
Central Mining and Processing Works together with the Krivoy Rog botanic garden is taking measures to reclaim spoil heaps. CGOK is planting cane at the tail dumps to prevent dust spreading. So far, the size of the plantings has reached 100 ha. This year it will grow by 50 ha more. In 2018 CGOK decreased…Details
Russia: NLMK, Ministry of Natural Resources, Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service and Lipetsk region sign cooperation agreement
NLMK Group, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Russian Federation, the Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service (Rosprirodnadzor) and the Administration of the Lipetsk region have signed a four-way Cooperation Agreement in sustainable development. The Agreement, which forms part of the National Ecology Project, was signed by Grigory Fedorishin, NLMK Group…Details
NLMK Group has started hot testing at its briquetting plant, a facility to manufacture metallurgical briquettes for use in blast furnace operations. The project will enable the production of feedstock from blast furnace by-products, and the recycling of previously accumulated waste. The production technology is NLMK’s in-house development. It was conceptualized by Ivan Kurunov, an…Details
Interpipe Niko Tube has passed the pre-qualification of the supplier to the major American distributor of pipe products Distribution NOW. Last year Tuboscope Vetco at the Distribution NOW request carried out a pre-qualification audit of Interpipe Niko Tube. The results were positive, and the plant received the status of the approved supplier. The certificate is…Details
Wadless Holdings Limited (Cyprus) has filed a claim to the Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works demanding the recovery of the debt on dividends valued at 132.32 million UAH. The company owns 21.16 million shares of UGOK and thus is entitled to the dividends of 132.32 million UAH (6.25 UAH per ordinary share), according to the…Details
Vorkutaugol has started operating at a new long face.
The reserves of the face are estimated at 754 thousand tons of coking coal.
The design output of the face is some 1.5 thousand tons of coal per day.
The development of the face will last till October 2020. (Ukrainian metal)
Kraszvetmet, the largest manufacturer of gold in Russia, could become a base for the creation of a non-ferrous metals processing holding. In 2018 the company set a record having produced 234 tons of gold. Last year Russia produced 314 tons of gold, which also became its historical maximum. The holding will unite Kraszvetmet, Moscow Special…Details
The government of the Khabarovsk region has developed a region bill on the limitation of the tax preferences on the extraction and processing of precious metals. Coal mining and wood procurement could also be added to the project in future. For each ton of gold extracted the region receives 342 million rubles, while Chukotka Autonomous…Details
On May 20-24, Revda Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works welcomed Bureau Veritas Certification specialist Nadezhda Sokolova.
The expert checked the compliance of the company quality management system to the ISO 9001:2015 requirements as well as the environment management system to ISO 14001:20015.
Sokolova recommended prolonging the certificates till 2020. (Ukrainian metal)
NLMK-Kaluga has been named the best employer in the metal field at the regional competition “Employer of the year – 2018”. In 2017 the company was also nominated for the award. The jury has highly evaluated the company personnel program, professional training and development, etc. This year NLMK-Kaluga has become a winner in the “Popularization…Details
The National Security and Defense Council will discuss the problems of the coal industry. “An accident has happened at a Lvivugol mine – we have lost two miners. We have also learned of the problems in miners’ labor safety. This is a very complex issue. Hence, we are calling the meeting of the NSDC”, the…Details
Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) has started to co-finance projects implemented by the residents of MMK-Industrial Park in order to support and enhance business development in Magnitogorsk. MMK’s co-financing is provided on a competitive basis for the creation of new, or the expansion of existing, production. The share of co-financing amounts for up to…Details
Representatives of Obermeyer Consult, a German company, has visited Magnitogorsk. Following the tender results, the company was chosen to become the key designer of Attraction, a unique project for the development of the urban environment. The Attraction project, initiated by MMK’s Chairman of the Board of Directors Victor Rashnikov, aims to create and develop an…Details
Centerra Gold Inc. has agreed with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to further extend the First Longstop Date under the Strategic Agreement for Environmental Protection and Investment Promotion previously entered into with the Government on September 11, 2017. The First Longstop Date is the date by which all conditions precedent to the completion of…Details
In March, according to the customs statistics, Russia imported 63.5 thousand tons of galvanized rolled metal, up by 28% YoY. In January-March imports reached 139.1 thousand tons, down by 1.9% YoY. The main supplier is Kazakhstan – 50.2 thousand tons, down by 42.5%. The average price on the border with Russia in March was $707.8…Details
Baikalrud LLC, developing the Noion-Tolgoyskoye deposit in Zabaikalye region, intends to reach its design capacity of 3 million tons of ore by 2025. The enterprise will be producing 812.7 thousand tons of zinc concentrate and 624.6 thousand tons of lead concentrate per year. The capacity of the processing factory is 1 million tons of ore…Details
Raspadskaya mine has received new machinery.
In particular, the fleet now has two EBZ-160 heading machines, two JOY winning machines as well as a Sandvik pneumatic-tyred tractor.
The winning machines will be assembled at the new 4-6-35 and 5a-8-34 long faces.
Investments in the new machinery exceeded 800 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
Severstal-Vtorchermet shop No. 3 specialists have completed a capital repair of the cabbaging press used to process scrap.
The repair lasted for 45 days.
The large-scale program of capital repairs to improve machinery safety started in early 2019. (Ukrainian metal)
The Arbitrary court of the Volgograd region has fully satisfied the claim of Rusmet LLC to the Krasniy Octyabr Iron and Steel Works. The latter will have to clear its debts on the raw materials supply agreements. In 2014 the companies concluded an agreement on the purchase of scrap. Later two more additional agreements were…Details
In March, according to the customs statistics, Russia exported 10.6 thousand tons of corrosion-resistant steel scrap valued at $11.3 million, up by 7.7% and by 3.9% YoY respectively. In Q1 scrap exports totaled 24.4 thousand tons, up by 11.2%, valued at $25.3 million, up by 9.5%. Scrap containing 8% and more of nickel accounted for…Details
In January-March, Ukraine mined 7.76 million tons of coal, down by 7.2% YoY. In particular, coking coal output dropped by 24.9%, to 1.24 million tons. At the same time, Russia is introducing a ban on the delivery of coal to Ukraine. From June 1, coal and other fuel products could be supplied to Ukraine only…Details
President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky has flown to the Lviv region to visit the Lesnaya mine of the state enterprise Lvivugol, where as a result of the rock mass cave-in two miners have perished. On May 29, police was informed of a cave-in resulting in two miners being trapped. Their bodies were later taken to…Details