The total economic effect from the implementation of projects to improve the energy efficiency of production processes at the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works in 2017 amounted to about 1 billion rubles. Work to improve energy efficiency was carried out at all levels of the plant’s industrial site. As in previous years, the company’s energy…Details
PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih started the main stage of construction of the new Continuous Casting Plant No. 2. Capacity of two new continuous casters (LFCC Nos. 2, 3) will be 1.4 million tons per year each. It will enable larger CC-billets output. The total cost of the investment project is over $100 million. Now the…Details
Anglo Asian Mining PLC (AAM), a producer of gold, copper and silver in Azerbaijan, announced that a subsidiary of the group, Azerbaijan International Mining Company Limited, planned to spend about $6 million on its new geological exploration and evaluation program in 2018, the company said in a message. 2018 will be the first year of…Details
The railroad operator Globaltrans has prolonged the contract on the transportation of MMK products for another 8 months.
“In early 2018 the long-term partnership with MMK was prolonged till late September 2020”, the company said.
The previous contract was valid until late February and presupposed the transportation of some 80% of MMK goods. (Ukrainian metal)
Omega LLC plans to increase alluvial gold output in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) this year to 304 kg. The company will be operating at all of its licensed cites: on the Bilir Creek, in the Bilir Creek basin, on the Lazo deposits, as well as on the Bolshoy Delegenyakh Creek. In case the output…Details
Severstal has presented a new product for the construction of industrial and agriculture objects – SeverFarm. And has already received the first order. SeverFarm is the galvanized rolled metal with special coating resistant to bio- and chemically aggressive environment. The company suggests using SeverFarm for the construction and repair of poultry farms, animal husbandry complexes,…Details
The Federal Antimonopoly Service intends to have analyzed the competitiveness on the markets of gold and platinum by August.
According to the service deputy director on industry control management Mariya Babikova, another analysis will be carried out on the silver and iron ore concentrate markets.
She did not name the timeframe though. (Ukrainian metal)
The Kherson-based Smart Maritime Group produced 864 tons of spare parts of sheet steel for Ecolin. According to the company statement, the parts will be used to manufacture tanks for technical liquids. Their diameter will be 8 meters and height – 10 meters. In 2017 SMG carried out 36 million UAH worth of contracts, up…Details
The zinc production of Russia’s Chelyabinsk Zinc Works grew by 4.7%, to 183,002 tons in 2017, the company said in a statement on March 27. Output of zinc and zinc concentrate by the company’s Kazakh subsidiary Nova Zinc LLC fell to 36,530 tons in 2017 from 36,718 tons in 2016, while its production of lead…Details
In 2017 Pokrovskoye Mine Group received 2161.777 million UAH of profit as opposed to 584.66 million UAH of losses in 2016. According to the company statement, its assets as of the late 2017 totaled 8554.221 million UAH, up by 34.2% YoY. The consolidated accounts receivable grew 7.62-fold, to 1488.524 million UAH. At the same time…Details
In 2017 Makeevkoks received 698.63 million UAH of losses as opposed to 6.76 million UAH of profit in 2016. According to the company statement, its uncovered losses totaled 543.49 million UAH. Consolidated accounts receivable dropped by 0.2%, to 249.03 million UAH, fixed liabilities – by 0.8%, to 8.06 million UAH, while its current liabilities grew…Details
The Steel Industry Company says the prices for rolled metal in April will increase. The growth has to do with the change in the world prices, as well as the increase in metal consumption both on world and domestic markets, resulting in the shortage of steel and creating prerequisites for the price increase. Many Russian…Details
In 2017 MMK-Metiz increased net profits 3.4-fold, to 1.26 billion rubles, In Q4 2017 the company received 170.8 million rubles of profits, down from 393 million rubles in Q3 2017. In Q4 2017 MMK-Metiz sold 5.28 billion rubles worth of metal wares, down by 5% QoQ. Consolidated revenue in 2017 totaled 20.456 billion rubles, up…Details
The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa forecasts that by mid-April the price of ferrous metals scrap will drop by 3.5%, to some 8.3 thousand UAH per ton, compared with late March. According to the company deputy director Yuri Dobrovolski, the drop will have to do with the downgrading trends on the world markets, as well as the…Details
In Q1 2019 ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih intends to finish construction of a new department of the continuous steel casting No. 2. According to the company statement, the capacity of two new continuous casting machines (Nos. 2 and 3) will be 1.4 million tons of billets per year each. The total cost of the investment project…Details
In 2017 Ferrexpo invested over $100 million in its Ukrainian assets. “Poltava, Yeristovo and Belanovsky GOKs received 2.7 billion UAH from Ferrexpo last year”, the company reported. In particular, for deposits maintenance and development PGOK received 1698.3 million UAH ($62.9 million), while Yeristovo and Belanovsky GOKs were given 995.3 million UAH ($37.3 million) for development.…Details
The cost of gold, silver and platinum increased in Azerbaijan on March 27, while the cost of palladium decreased, according to the data published by the country’s Central Bank. The cost of gold increased by 71.7 manats, to 2301.562 manats per troy ounce compared to the price on March 19. The cost of silver increased…Details
A miner died last night during underground works in Shukruti mine in the village of Chiatura – a city in the western Georgian region of Imereti. The mining accident claimed the life of 45-year-old Zaza Abramishvili at around 3 am. Georgian American Alloys, the company responsible for the mine, said in a statement that part…Details
In 2017 Yasinovsky By-Product Coke Plant increased net losses 4.7-fold YoY, to 1.434 billion UAH. According to the company statement, its uncovered loss last year totaled 1.195 billion UAH. The company current liabilities grew 2.4-fold, to 2.29 billion UAH, while its fixed liabilities fell by 40%, to 63.181 million UAH. Its accounts receivable decreased by…Details
In January-February Zaporozhye Iron Ore Complex produced 697 thousand tons of iron ore, up by 37.2% YoY. According to a company representative, in February it mined 330 thousand tons of ore. The plan for this year is 4.55 million tons of ore with the iron contents of 60.85%. In 2017 iron ore output remained almost…Details
In 2017 Evraz NTMK produced 1.3 thousand tons of flanged beams for metal structures to be used in construction of Amur Gas-Processing Works infrastructure. This year the deliveries will continue. In particular Evraz NTMK produced beams of 19 sizes, including of low-alloyed steel 345. The company can manufacture 300 sizes of hot-rolled beams with the…Details
Oskol Electrometallurgical Works, a part of Metalloinvest, hosted a meeting of Metalloinvest commercial director Nazim Efendiyev and KamAZ deputy sales general director Rustam Shamsutdinov. The parties agreed on improving the efficiency in the supply of high quality rolled steel (SBQ), including creating the stocks and switching to electronic workflow. In 2017 OEMK supplied almost 50…Details
The Far East Development minister Alexander Galushka during his working trip to China has held a number of meetings with the local businesses. In particular, he held talks with the Minmetals Corporation. The corporation is eyeing the development of the Malmyzh copper-porphyry deposits in Khabarovsk region. The deposits reserves amount to 5.6 million tons of…Details
Smart Stahl GmbH (Austria) has purchased the movable property of the Liepājas metalurgs rolling shop. But it is believed that Dmitry Gerasimenko, owner of the Volgograd-based Krasniy Octyabr (Russia) could be behind the deal. He is a full owner of the Cyprus-based Segoa Ventures Limited, which owns Smart Stahl, created in April 2017. The sum…Details