Group IST of Alexander Nesis, through Powerboom Investments Limited, has increased its share in the gold-mining company Polymetal to 27.13% from 26.87%. Nesis bought 1.895 million shares, or 0.26% of the stake. As the shares are sold at around 10 GBP, the stake purchased can be estimated at 19 million GBP ($25.5 million). Out of…Details
Evraz dispatched a batch of nodules produced at Kachkanarsk Mining and Processing Works to US Steel Kosice, the biggest steel mill in Slovakia. The nodules fully meet the customer’s requirements in chemical composition and physical properties. The content of iron in the nodules is above 60%; such high strength and solidity characteristics allow producing high…Details
Reserves of the Smolinskaya mine, a part of Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works, at the Vatutinskoye uranium deposit are below 1.4 thousand tons. The mine is expected to have finished operation at the deposits in 3-5 years. At present VostGOK operates at 4 uranium deposits: Vatutinskoye, Michurinskoye, Central and Novokonstaninovskoye. The first three have been…Details
The State Geology and Subsurface Service has cancelled 62 special allowances to use subsurface resources in Donetsk and Lugansk regions because of the absence of reports on mining in 2015-2016.
In March the salary debt to state miners increased by 46.5% MoM, or by 20.222 million UAH, to 63.682 million UAH. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, as of March 1, the debt was 43.46 million UAH, and as of April 1 – 63.682 million UAH. As of January 1, the debt…Details
Ukrainian companies seized by the terrorist organizations of Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, supported by Russia, start to shut down. “Anthracite coal, mined there, is needed neither by them, nor by Russia. They have enough of their own coal. The only way is to shut down. The mine named after Zasyadko is shut down, employees…Details
Russky Radiator LLC has finished construction and assembly at the free sites of Nadvoitsy Aluminum Works. The company will be producing aluminum radiators at the new site. The quality of the products will be controlled at each stage. In June all the machinery will be trial-tested, while the full manufacturing capacity is expected to be…Details
In January-February Russia produced 31.01 tons of gold (33.25 tons in 2016), including 23.76 tons of mined gold (24.56 tons), 2.69 tons of by-product gold (2.19 tons) and 4.55 tons of secondary gold (6.49 tons). At the same time silver output totaled 133.91 tons (137.24 tons), including 60.43 tons of mined silver (71.32 tons), 48.05…Details
Aksu Ferroalloy Works has finished the repair of the No. 43 furnace gas-purifying machine.
It took the repairmen 15 days to replace 2688 filter sleeves and repair the main equipment.
In May and June AksZF will renovate two more gas-purifying complexes at furnaces No. 42 and 44. (Ukrainian metal)
The office of the Ufaleinickel general manager has passed from Timofey Sasykov to Edward Karpenko, the ex-deputy director. The decision has been taken at the shareholders’ meeting. Since April 1 the company has stopped operating. The resumption of the work is only possible when the nickel prices revive. 1.7 thousand employees have already been dismissed.…Details
Lysva Iron and Steel Works has confirmed its decision to temporarily halt the investment project. In 2014 the company started the project on the construction of the sheet-rolling complex consisting of two stages. The first part of the first stage saw the assembly of the Printech coating line with the capacity of 110 thousand tons…Details
Miners of Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Industrial Complex, which have previously refused to return to the surface, have been promised a 20% increase of salary. “The negotiations between administration and the miners are going on. The first stage presupposes the increase of salary by 20%. By the end of summer the wages could increase by…Details
In April Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works increased concentrate output by 12.6% YoY, to 1.001 million tons. According to the company statement, sinter output decreased by 8.9%, to 124.8 thousand tons. In January-April UGOK produced 4.04 million tons of concentrate and 575.6 thousand tons of sinter, up by 12.1% and by 8.1% YoY respectively. Last…Details
In January-March Metinvest decreased iron ore concentrate output by 16% YoY, to 6.68 million tons, coal concentrate – by 1%, to 792 thousand tons.
At the same time, if compared with Q4 2016, iron ore concentrate remained flat, while coal concentrate increased by 8%. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2016 Seligdar received 3.696 billion rubles of net profits as opposed to the net loss of 1.362 billion rubles in 2015. According to the company statement, its profits before taxation reached 4.632 billion rubles (1.672 billion of losses in 2015), and EBITDA – 5.046 billion rubles, up 1.4-fold. Seligdar increased earnings by 39.1% YoY,…Details
In 2017 Amur Minerals LLC will spend 170 million rubles on prospecting works on the gold-copper-porphyrites deposits of Malmyzh. By 2021 the company intends to construct and put into operation the mining and processing works at Malmyzh with the capacity of 30 million tons of ore per year. The reserves of the site will be…Details
This year Khabarovsk region intends to produce 19.55 tons of gold and 1.55 tons of platinum. According to the local ministry of natural resources, last year gold output was 19.5 tons. The increase in gold output is expected thanks to the new deposits put into operation. Investments in the industry in 2015-2016 exceeded 16 billion…Details
The subsidiary of Uralelectromed – “Proizvodstvo polymetallov” (Polymetal manufacture) – has started producing fuel briquettes to be used as fuel for mine furnaces. The prime cost of 1 ton of briquettes of coke breeze and dust is twice as low as that of coke. According to the subsidiary chief engineer Oleg Belyaev, this is a…Details
Designers from Uralmekhanobr have completed the documentation for the third stage of the copper electrolysis shop at Uralelectromed with the increase of cathode capacity to 400 thousand tons per year. “As to the machinery, automatization level, environment safety, and labor conditions the new shop meets all the modern world standards”, the project chief engineer Konstantin…Details
Miners from 5 Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Industrial Complex mines refused to return from underground after the night shift. “All the night shift of the Rodina, Gvardeyskaya, Ternovskaya, Krivbassshakhtoupravleniye and 10 miners of the Octyabrskaya mine remained underground. They demand increase of wages”, the chairman of the Confederation of Free Unions of Ukraine Mikhail Volynets…Details
In April Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine received the most VAT among mining and metal companies – 1.205 billion UAH. According to the State Treasury, it was followed by Azovstal with 520.2 million UAH and ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih with 453.8 million UAH. Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works received 376.3 million UAH, Zaporizhstal – 296.9…Details
In January-March Chelyabinsk Pipe Works received 608.2 million rubles of net losses against 2.4 billion rubles on net profits in Q1 2016.
The group income dropped by 10% YoY, to 24.775 billion rubles. Sales profits decreased to 1.2 billion rubles from 4.3 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
The stock of anthracite coal at thermal power plants in a week decreased by 22.9%, to 30.5 thousand tons. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, all coal grades stocks at the thermal and heating power plants decreased in a week by 13.7%, to 90.6 thousand tons. At the same time stocks of…Details
In April Zaporizhstal increased pig iron output by 4% YoY and steel by 5.4%. According to the company statement, it produced 279.6 thousand tons of pig iron, 317.3 thousand tons of steel and 265.8 thousand tons of rolled metal. Steel and pig iron output increase has to do with the increased operation of blast furnaces…Details
As of May 1, Druza LLC (a gold-mining company from Irkutsk) mined 229 kg of ore gold at the Nevskoye deposit. The company also owns the Bolshoy Dogaldyn alluvial gold site. Sand washing will begin there in June. This year the company intends to process 850 thousand tons of ore and 100 thousand cubic meters…Details
In 2016 Yekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works increased output by 20%, and precious metals refining by 10%.
The company earnings decreased by 12% YoY, to $346 million, with exports amounting to $235 million.
Net profits dropped to $8 million from $23 million in 2015. (Ukrainian metal)