Russian state geological exploration company Rosgeo plans to explore the Paramushir Island, one of the Kuril Islands, and the water area around it in the coming field season searching for mineral deposits, including gold, the Far Eastern department of the company said in a statement on May 4. The company plans to conduct the exploration…Details
Export of Russian coal in January-April increased by 5% YoY, to 59.657 million tons, the Ministry of Energy said.
In April coal exports totaled 15.347 million tons.
Coal mining in January-April amounted to 140.611 million tons of which 125.228 million tons were delivered. (PortNews/Ukrainian metal)
This year IRC Group intends to make its Kimkano-Sutarsky Mining and Processing Works reach its full capacity of 3.2 million tons of iron ore concentrate per year and start increasing the capacity to 4.5 million tons. Private investments in the project begun in 2016 have already exceeded 29 billion rubles. At present the company is…Details
The first pilot processing was carried out in spring of 2017. In a year the specialists of the Ridder Mining and Processing Works have mastered the technique to obtain concentrate from the Dolinnoye deposits ore. Since then the factory has assembled a Knelson centrifugal concentrator. The volumes of ore processing are expected to increase each…Details
Karabashmed is carrying out the modernization of its capacities. At present the foundation has been laid for the new Kumera converter with the capacity of 150 tons. The assembly of the machine will start in May, while commissioning is scheduled for Q3. The new converter will have gas purifying and exhauster equipment, which will both…Details
PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih started hot testing of the new coke oven battery No. 5. Its operation will enable the company to minimize the volumes of coke purchased, which is at least twice more expensive than the one produced in-house. Kriviy Rih metallurgists started construction of COBs Nos. 5, 6 in 2013. First, the sixth…Details
In March exports totaled $3.7 billion, down by 4.1% YoY.
Metal exports growth slowed down to 14.2% despite high prices. Because of that pig iron share in exports increased.
Iron ore exports dropped by 9.3% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
The prices of gold decreased, while the prices of silver, platinum and palladium increased in Azerbaijan on May 3, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The cost of gold decreased by 1.2495 manats, to 2226.031 manats per troy ounce compared to the price on May 2. The cost of silver increased by…Details
In 2017 VSMPO-Avisma net profit dropped 2-fold YoY, to 12.8 billion rubles.
Revenue decreased by 1.6%, to 87.98 billion rubles.
Gross profit dropped by 26%, to 32.2 billion rubles.
The company fixed liabilities grew 1.6-fold, to 96.6 billion rubles, while current liabilities fell by 27.1%, to 27.1 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-March Nizhny Novgorod region increased industrial output by 2.3% YoY.
In particular, metal manufacture demonstrated an increase of 19.2%, and that of metal wares – 10.9%.
Rolled metal output increased by 24.3%, while steel pipes, sections and fittings – by 17.3%. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-March the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) mined 2.4 tons of gold, up by 27% YoY.
This year the region intends to obtain 25 tons of gold.
Silver mining in 3 months increased by 88% YoY, to 43.8 tons.
The goal for this year is 80 tons of silver. (Ukrainian metal)
As of April 30, Rosterminalugol, the largest specialized coal terminal in the European part of Russia, has exported 7 million tons of coal since the start of the year. Last year this mark was reached on May 2. The 7-millionth ton was a part of cargo loaded onto the Roland Oldendorrf bulker. The vessel was…Details
Lermontovsky Mining and Processing Works has resumed manufacture of tungsten concentrate after almost a 3-month hold to assemble new machinery. LGOK has been experiencing problems with ore mining and sales since 2003. The mining was suspended in September 2008. In June 2013 a new LLC was created to carry out operations. In October 2016 LGOK…Details
The net profit of Russia’s Chelyabinsk Zinc Works by soared 43.8%, to 5.776 billion rubles in 2017, as calculated under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the company said in a statement on May 3.
Revenue rose by 27%, to 38.548 billion rubles.
Gross profit grew by 20.5%, to 10.757 billion rubles. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)
Moldova Iron and Steel Works has been affected by US import duties. The company competitors have switched their products to Europe, and a surplus of metal appeared on markets traditional for MMZ, decreasing steel and rolled metal prices. “When the duties have been introduced, Turkish manufacturers had to reorient. They started supplying a part of…Details
Vysochaishiy has approved a new dividend policy in order to keep dividends on the stably high level. According to the new policy, dividends are calculated on the basis of EBITDA. The dividend level is 30% of EBITDA provided that the company net debt/EBITDA ratio is below 2.5x. If the ratio has been higher than 2.5x…Details
In 2017 Makeevka Metal Works, a part of Metinvest situated on the Ukraine-uncontrolled territories, increased net losses 4.5-fold YoY, to 649.41 million UAH. According to the company statement, its losses before interest equaled its net losses. Net income dropped 4.4-fold, to 86.7 million UAH. Uncovered losses as of late 2017 totaled 1.746 billion UAH. In…Details
Russian Copper Company has purchased technologies and equipment from Finnish companies for its enterprises in Russia and Kazakhstan valued at over 300 million euros. According to the group president Vsevolod Levin, these are ball mills, flotation equipment, converters and other machines, used to extract and process copper ore and produce refined copper. The Finnish companies…Details
The Uzbek State Committee for Geology and Mineral Resources and the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources signed an agreement on geological exploration. Exploration will be carried out at the promising areas – Khurob, Aydim-Dzhetymtau and Sarytau ore field – in two regions of Uzbekistan. Turkish side will explore gold in Khurob square, located…Details
In 2017 Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works increased net income 2.1-fold YoY, to 24.899 billion UAH. According to the company statement, its net profit grew 3.52-fold, to 2.850 billion UAH. Undistributed profit as of late 2017 totaled 7.015 billion UAH. Last year the company produced 2.628 million tons of blast furnace coke, up from 2.397…Details
A fire broke out on the territory of the Kapitalnaya mine of the state enterprise Mirnogradugol. When the fire brigades arrived at the site they found out there was thick smoke on the fourth floor of the 5-story building on the territory of 360 square meters. 7 people have been evacuated from the premises. The…Details
Prices on gold, platinum and palladium in Azerbaijan decreased on may 2, while that of silver increased, says the message published by the Central Bank. Thus, compared to May 1, the price of gold fell by 3,349 manats, to 2227.2805 manats per Troy ounce, while silver rose in price by 0.0494 manats, to 27,7224 manats.…Details
The Chief state expertise agency of Russia has approved the first stage of the Zashulanskoye deposits pit development in Zabaykalye region. Razrezugol LLC is carrying out the project. The company plans to carry out mining operations, as well as construct a coal warehouse and inner road network. The enterprise is expected to reach its project…Details
Dalnevostochnoye PGO, a part of the state geological holding Rosgeologia, will continue prospecting for gold at two promising sites in Amur region in summer and carry out regional research on 4 more sites. The two promising sites are situated on the territory of Selemjinsky and Tyndinsky municipal districts. The geological operations within the Solovievsky gold…Details