Russia: Ormet replenishes machine fleet

This year Ormet will buy four new dump trucks, a truck crane, forklift truck as well as crawler-mounted and wheeled excavators.

Investments will reach 76 million rubles.

The company has already received 4 dump trucks and a dump-trailer.

The new special machines will allow decreasing environment impact. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK-LMZ QMS efficiency confirmed

MMK – Lysva Iron and Steel Works LLC has successfully passed a supervisory audit of the quality management system for compliance with the ISO 9001:2015 and the IATF 16949:2016.

The audit has been carried by UTAC.

“The MMK-LMZ QMS is operating efficiently and is demonstrating stable improvement”, the UTAC expect Oleg Marchenkov stated. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Donetskstal joins EURACOAL

Donetskstal has become a full member in the European Coal Association EURACOAL. The decision has been made at the association meeting in Krakow. According to the company CEO Ildar Saleyev, this will enable Donetskstal to get expert support when switching to European standards, start exchanging experience with EU colleagues and get access to technological expertise…

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Ukraine: iron and manganese ore railroad transportation up in January-May 2019

In January-May Ukrzaliznytsia transported 29.8 million tons of iron and manganese ores, up by 5.7% YoY. According to the State Statistics Service, metal cargo transportation grew by 2.2%, to 43.1 million tons. Scrap transportation fell by 13.9%, to 1.1 million tons. Ukrzaliznytsia has also decreased ferrous metals transportation by 2.5%, to 8.5 million tons, and…

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Russia: Izhstal repairs bar finishing line

Izhstal has carried out capital repairs of a Kieserling bar finishing line.

The line produces trimmed rods with the diameter of 14-75 mm.

Izhstal has two similar lines. Their combined output in 2018 was some 1.5 thousand tons, up by 6% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Kosaya Gora Works not to pay dividends for 2018

Kosaya Gora Iron and Steel Works has held a meeting of shareholders.

One of the issues of the June 24 meeting was the dividend payment for 2018.

The shareholders decided not to pay dividends, and to spend the profit on the development of the company. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Rusal passes ASI certification

Three Rusal companies have passed a certification according to the standards of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). The certification will help improve the manufacturing-sales network. Bauxite of Timan, Ural Aluminum Works and Irkut Aluminum Works have successfully passed certification according to ASI Performance Standard and ASI Chain of Custody Standard. Rusal intends to certify all…

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Azerbaijan: gold, silver and copper production up in January-May 2019

Some 1,395 kilograms of gold were extracted in Azerbaijan in January-May, up by 9.8% YoY, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee reported. Silver production in Azerbaijan increased by 18.1%. According to the statistics, the total volume of the extracted silver and concentrates reached 1,364 kilograms. Some 805 tons of copper ore and concentrates (+44.9%) were extracted…

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Kyrgyzstan: reclamation of uranium tailings in Mailuu-Suu to start in autumn

Reclamation of uranium tailings in Mailuu-Suu will begin in September-October, representative of the European Commission Pascal Daures reported. According to him, all the preparatory work within EU Programme “Environmental Remediation in Central Asia” has been completed. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will begin holding tenders and signing work contracts in September. As Pascal…

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Russia: copper ore imports down in April 2019

In April Russia imported 15.7 thousand tons of copper ore and concentrate, down by 68.7% MoM and by 64% YoY.

The price in April dropped by 9.6%, to $1222 per ton.

In 4 months copper ore imports decreased by 22.6% YoY, to 153.4 thousand tons. But in monetary terms they grew by 11%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: zinc ore exports up in April 2019

In April Russia exported 22.8 thousand tons of zinc ore and concentrate up by 136.6% MoM and by 54.7% YoY.

In 4 months exports grew by 9.9% YoY, to 87.8 thousand tons.

Since the start of the year exports fell by 10.7% in monetary terms. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ferrous metals throughput at NMTP up in January-April 2019

In January-April the consolidated throughput of Nakhodka Sea Trade Port terminals totaled 46.636 million tons, up by 0.3% YoY.

Ferrous metals and pig iron accounted for 4.571 million tons, up by 3.4%.

Non-ferrous metals throughput dropped by 21.2%, to 0.292 million tons.

Iron ore indexes grew by 33.5%, to 0.969 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)