The Federal Agency of Subsoil Use (Rosnedra) has announced a competition for the right to use the subsoil with the view of prospecting and mining tungsten-molybdenum ores at the Tyrnyauzskoye deposits in the Kabardino-Balkar Republic. The initial payment for the site is some 1.08 billion rubles. The site will be auctioned on April 17, 2018.…Details
The Priamurye region-based mining company Odolgo increased alluvial gold output in 2017 to 38.9 kg. Last year the company obtained 37.6 kg of gold. At the same time, the output plan for 2017 has been only 50% fulfilled. The target for the next year has not been officially set yet, but according to the company…Details
Novgorodsky Iron and Steel Works is finishing the modernization of power machinery in the copper electrolysis shop. In December it has replaced 9 out of 12 electrolysis series shunting switches. This transfer will considerably decrease expenses on managing and repairing the machinery, having prolonged its service life. The cost of one shunting switch is 3…Details
In 2017 Elgaugol LLC has purchased over 20 units of mining machinery. In particular, in December the company received 4 BelAZ dump trucks with the lifting capacity of 130 tons. In early 2017, 5 KamAZ buses were purchased to bring employees to the work. The company has also purchased 5 lifters. “In 2018 we intend…Details
The capacity of the processing factory at the Stoylensky Mining and Processing Works has increased by 800 thousand tons of iron ore concentrate per year thanks to 4 new press-crushing mills. Thus, the annual capacity of the GOK has reached 17.4 million tons, completely covering the needs of NLMK in iron ore concentrate with Fe…Details
TMK intends to issue bonds valued at 60 billion rubles. According to the company statement, the decision was taken at the board of directors meeting on December 25. The bonds will be issued for 15 years. At present TMK has two issues of eurobonds with the maturity in January 2018 and April 2020 with the…Details
The Ministry of industry and trade has responded to the claim of domestic metal makers pointing to the Kazakhstan dumping with flat rolled metal supplies, and following the address of Russian Steel has started an investigation. Kazakh metal companies have drastically increased supplies, which, as claimants say, is connected to the state subsidizing steel makers.…Details
Centravis Production Ukraine forecasts that in 2017 its sales will grow by 20% YoY.
“Sales volume-wise we will grow this year by 20% it tons”, the company sales director Waldemar Scheiermann said.
According to him, the company orders portfolio in 2017 narrowed as it cut short-run and low-margin products. (Ukrainian metal)
Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has instructed the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry, Ihor Nasalyk, within three months starting from January 1, 2018 to draft and submit for consideration by the Cabinet of Ministers a step-by-step plan for the development of the state coal industry. “We need to increase the volumes of extraction of…Details
The new shareholders of Evraz Sukhaya Balka, sold in May to DCH, at their meeting on December 27 made several decisions regarding the company. “The shareholders have decided to rename the company into Sukhaya Balka”, the company statement reports. The corresponding changes will be introduced to the state registries. The company annual output is over…Details
AzerGold CJSC exported 60,552 ounces of gold and 86,806 ounces of silver in April-December, the company said in a message on December 27. The export of precious metals brought an income of 121 million manats to Azerbaijan’s economy. Having successfully passed the procedures of KYC (Know Your Customer) and due diligence required by international refining…Details
Seven companies of Russia’s Arkhangelsk region, engaged in mining, are interested in cooperation with their colleagues from Azerbaijan. The list of these Russian companies has been published by the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO). These are PJSC Severalmaz, JSC Arkhangelskgeoldobycha (diamond mining), LLC Onega Nerud (mining), JSC Severo-Onega bauxite mine (bauxite, clay, basalt…Details
Companies controlled by tycoon Viktor Vekselberg have sold a combined stake of 22.3% in U.K.-registered Petropavlovsk Plc, which mines gold in Russia. Bahamas-based Renova Assets sold its entire 14.7496% stake in the gold mining company, while Metkombank, controlled by Vekselberg, sold its stake of 4.4211%, and Lamesa group, a subsidiary of Vekselberg’s multi-industry holding Renova…Details
SBI Carioca bulk carrier has delivered 60,000 tons of coking coal from the United States to the port of Chornomorsk in Odessa region, according to the port’s dispatcher service. The bulk carrier was moored to berth No. 1 of the first terminal on December 26. “It has delivered coking coal of Rocklick and Premium Eagle…Details
In January-September Seligdar received 950.26 million rubles of net profits, up by 14% YoY. According to the company statement, its EBITDA decreased by 5.1%, to 3.111 billion rubles, while profits before taxation grew by 13.8%, to 1.193 billion rubles. Revenue increased by 6.1% YoY, to 8.333 billion rubles, with gold sales revenue down by 1.5%,…Details
In November average daily output of iron ore raw materials increased from 132.1 thousand tons to 150.1 thousand tons. According to the state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa, in November Ukraine produced 6234 thousand tons of iron ore raw materials, up by 303.7 thousand tons MoM. Since the start of the year output has decreased by 1.46 million…Details
In November Ukraine exported 2721 thousand tons of iron ore raw materials, down by 8.3% YoY, or by 247 thousand tons. According to the state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa, since the beginning of the year Ukraine has exported 34.4 million tons of iron ore raw materials, down by 1.5 million tons YoY. Deliveries to Slovakia increased the…Details
In October Russia exported 34.3 thousand tons of steel pipes to Finland, down by 49% MoM and by 41% YoY. In January-October steel pipe exports grew 7-fold YoY, to 555.8 thousand tons. Vyksa Iron and Steel Works accounts for 56% of exports, and ChTPZ – 38%. Large diameter pipes account for around 97% of all…Details
In 2020 AzerGold plans to finish the above ground (oxide) development of its Chovdar deposits.
After that, in 2021, the underground development stage will begin.
Soon the company will also start drilling at the Ortakend site of the Goydag-Alindzha ore field. (Ukrainian metal)
Saint Petersburg hosted a meeting of the Gazprom chairman Alexei Miller and TMK chairman Dmitry Pumpyansky. They discussed current issues and the prospects of cooperation development. In particular, creation of new products for Gazprom. In December 2014 Gazprom and the major Russian pipe producers signed cooperation agreements for 2015-2020. In October 2016 they were reviewed…Details
The Magadan region enterprises intend to obtain 37 tons of gold in 2018. “That’s an ambitious goal. This year the miners set a goal of 31 tons, but have already mined 32 tons. In March next year we will meet to set the goals for the year and see if they are realistic”, the regional…Details
The Abagurskaya Processing Factory of Evrazruda has started the project to increase the milling site output. Four ball mills will be replaced with more efficient ones, and another mill will be added. Assembly work will end in summer 2018. Investments will total 140 million rubles. Modernization will increase the milling of the primary concentrate by…Details
PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel announces the signing of a 5-year $2.5 billion facility agreement with the syndicate of international financial institutions. Taking advantage of the current market conditions the company achieved favorable terms of the syndicated loan supported by the considerable demand from a number of American, European and Asian banks. The proceeds will be…Details
The Cabinet of Ministers has provided the state enterprises Pervomayskugol, Selidovugol, Toretskugol and the Mine named after Surgay with state guarantees on loans for investment projects. The state guarantee is given to cover the main sum, interest and commissions. The payment for the state guarantee is 0.001% of the volume unpaid. Pervomayskugol borrows 276.21 million…Details
In January-October Russia supplied 2.9 million tons of steel products to Taiwan, up by 15.5% YoY and the highest result in the history of deliveries there. Semi-finished products of non-alloyed steel account for 90% of all exports. Taiwan’s share in Russia’s exports has reached 23%. Bars and sections account for around 7% of the exports.…Details
In January-October Russia exported 200.8 thousand tons of rails, up by 19% and the highest result in the past 7 years. Pakistan was the main importer of Russian rails – 39.4 thousand tons, up 6-fold. Belarus imported 31.4 thousand tons, up 2.4-fold, followed by South Korea (21.8 thousand tons, up by 75%). For the first…Details