Kazakhstan Electrolysis Works intends to increase primary aluminum manufacture. In 3-5 years the company will continue its work of increasing current strength in electrolytic cells from 320 kA to 340 kA. This will allow producing up to 265 thousand tons of primary aluminum per year. The design capacity of the works is 250 thousand tons…Details
In July direct deliveries of ferrous metals to railroad machine-building companies totaled 132.2 thousand tons.
According to the railroad statistics, this is up by 52.4% YoY.
In January-July deliveries reached 893 thousand tons, up by 25.4% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
In July Severstal-Metiz manufactured the record-high amount of high-carbon products – almost 15 thousand tons. The large output was due to the lack of delays in machinery operation and the favorable order portfolio. Consumption is active both locally and abroad. The main consumers are agriculture and light industry. “The previous record, set in May 2017,…Details
Chukotka has one of the largest reserves of gold in Russia – it occupies the second place after Krasnoyarsk region. Last year Chukotka yielded 25.3 tons of gold, 8% of the total Russian output of 306.9 tons. In the next 2 years the residents of the Beringovsky advanced development territory will occupy a considerable place…Details
VIZ-Stal has begun the third stage of the bell furnaces modernization. By the end of the year the company will have put into operation 18 new stands. The usage of the modern equipment will decrease maintenance costs by 20%, while increasing the reliability and wear-resistance of the furnaces. The program to replace bell furnaces started…Details
Due to the implementation of energy saving techniques Abinsky Electrometallurgical Works was able to considerably increase output. In November 2017 the arc furnace shop suspended operation due to the breakdown of the arc furnace transformer. In March the operation was resumed, and the works reached the full capacity again. One of the records was set…Details
Net profit of Evraz in January-June grew to $1.145 billion from $86 million in H1 2017.
Free money flow increased from $549 million to $661 million, while the debt dropped by $646 million, to $4.786 billion.
Consolidated EBITDA went up by 65.5%, to $1.906 billion. (Ukrainian metal)
Tau-Ken Altyn gold refinery produced more than 10 tons of pure gold in the first six months of 2018. “The gold refinery sent more than 10 tons of 9999 refined pure gold bars to the National Bank,” its representative Muratbek Zhanas declared. “This year the Tau-Ken Altyn refinery is expected to refine and sell 20…Details
Ukrvtorchermet has finished restructuring liabilities to the state Oschadbank.
The amount of the liabilities is not disclosed.
The company procures and processes ferrous metals scrap and waste. (Ukrainian metal)
In Q1 DCH Group paid the last $15 million to Evraz from the amount on the deal to buy Sukhaya Balka plus $3 million of dividends. Evraz started the selling procedure in May 2017. The deal had to be closed by the end of the year, but as of December 1, 2017 Evraz had received…Details
In January-July Azovstal produced 2.368 million tons of rolled metal up by 10.4% YoY. According to the company statement, steel output grew by 2.1%, to 2.488 million tons, and pig iron – by 6.4%, to 2.289 million tons. In July Azovstal produced 266 thousand tons of rolled metal, 307 thousand tons of steel and 289…Details
In January-July Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works, purchased in early March by DCH, produced 441 thousand tons of rolled metal, up by 11% YoY. According to the company statement, steel output increased by 4%, to 505 thousand tons, while that of pig iron dropped by 18%, to 485 thousand tons. In July DMZ produced 37…Details
In January-July Ukraine increased revenue from the export of ferrous metals by 30.5% YoY, to $6.2 billion. According to the State Fiscal Service, ferrous metals accounted for 23.07% of the total export revenue in the period as opposed to 19.91% last year. In July revenue reached $802.25 million. Ferrous metals imports in 7 months grew…Details
Andrey Moroz, Head of External Logistics of PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, spoke about forced increase of own wagon fleet; about the tariff policy of Ukrzaliznytsia and how it impacted transportation and infrastructure of the railways of Ukraine. – All Ukrainian carriers suffer from lack of wagons. How does PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih manage? – This…Details
NLMK has purchased 100% shares of Ural Research-Scientific Institute of Architecture and Construction (UralNIIAS).
In 2016 the institute revenue grew 2.4-fold, to 162.9 million rubles, with net profit at 10.25 million rubles, up from 28.8 million rubles of losses in 2015.
In H1 NLMK increased net profit by 63.1% YoY, to $1.083 billion. (Ukrainian metal)
Fintest Trading Co. Ltd (Cyprus), owning 100% of Donetskstal, has sold some 25% of its shares to each of Metinvest BV, Atlanta Ltd., Misandyco Holdings Ltd. and Treimur Investments Ltd. and has ceased being the company shareholder. As the result of the sale of shares on the secondary market to the third parties the Fintest…Details
The board of directors of the U.K.-based mining giant Evraz, which operates mainly in Russia, has recommended paying $0.4 per share, or a total of $577.34 million, in second interim dividends for 2018, the company said in a statement on August 9. “A second interim dividend for 2018 of $577.34 million, or $0.4 per share,…Details
Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL may start a temporary shutdown of the majority of its production capacities already in September if the U.S. sanctions remain in force, sources close to the company said commenting on Fitch Ratings’ outlook for the global aluminum industry. Fitch reported that keeping sanctions against RUSAL would lead to growth of…Details
The prices of precious metals except for palladium increased on August 9, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The price of gold increased by 1.2325 manats, to 2064.0805 manats per ounce on August 9, compared to the price on August 8. The price of silver increased by 0.0688 manats, to 26.2854 manats…Details
About 200 employees of Georezerv TK CJSC were dismissed from the factory due to lack of money, the Chairman of the Mining and Metallurgical Trade Union Eldar Tadzhibaev reported. The workers held a rally near the office of Georezerv TK CJSC, demanding to pay out wage arrears for the last 5 months. Almost all employees…Details
In January-July Kazakhstan industrial enterprises increased prices by 9.4% YoY. According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of the National Economy, in particular, the ferroalloys saw the largest price increase – by 16.7%. Prices of ferrous metals grew by 11.2%, aluminum – by 9.2%, lead – by 4%, and copper – by 3.6%. At…Details
On August 6 the miners of the state enterprise Selidovugol were partially paid their salary debts.
According to Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of the Independent Miners Union, 30 million UAH was used to pay April and 50% of May salary.
Still, there is a debt of June and July salary. (Ukrainian metal)
Flooded mines and destroyed enterprises after the seized territories of Donbass are returned to Ukraine will not be restored. “32 mines are flooded or are being flooded. None will restore them. Never. Some enterprises have been dismantled and taken to Russia, some have been plundered for scrap. It is impossible to resume their operation”, deputy…Details
Valki-Ilmenit and Mezhdurechensky Mining and Processing Works, both parts of Group DF, in January-June increased ilmenite concentrate output by 80% YoY, to 70 thousand tons. The increase was due to Valki-Ilmenit resuming operation on June 1. For over a year the company could not get its license. Ilmenite ore output grew by 65%, to 1.28…Details