Since the start of the year Raspadskaya has mined 6 million tons of coking coal. This is the record-high result since 2009. Average monthly output is 500 thousand tons of coal. Last year the company mined 5 million tons. Raspadskaya mines a valuable coking coal, which after processing is supplied to metal and coke enterprises…Details
Silver Bear Resources Plc has increased the resources of its Vertikalnoye deposits in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) to 1.8 million ounces of silver. The resources have been moved to the Measured and Indicated category with the silver content of 1572 g per ton. At present the company is storing ore to start silver manufacture…Details
In December Krasnoyarsk Iron and Steel Works has implemented an innovative technique of aluminum processing Bonderite-2040, developed by Henkel.
So far, KraMZ is the first and only plant in Russia to use this technique.
The new technique is more environment-friendly: water consumption has decreased by 70% and the water purification has improved. (Ukrainian metal)
TMK has successfully passed the re-certification audit of the corporate quality management system for the compliance with ISO 9001:2015.
The audit has been carried out by Lloyd’s Register.
The corporative certificate for the correspondence of the TMK quality management system to ISO 9001:2015 has been granted for the next 3-year period. (Ukrainian metal)
Russian steel manufacturers have started increasing prices for local customers because of the ongoing growth of export prices. Thus, NLMK has increased its January 2018 prices for hot- and cold-rolled metal by 10%, and Severstal – by 4%. Steel started getting expensive in December. In just one week (December 15-22) average local prices have grown…Details
Nord Gold SE, the internationally diversified low-cost gold producer, has announced that it is still at the initial stages of assessing the prospect of gold mining in Uzbekistan. “Uzbekistan has one of the world’s richest gold reserves, so any interest we have in the country would not be surprising. However, we are still at the…Details
Urov-Zoloto LLC, extracting gold in Zabaykalye region, has obtained 122 kg of alluvial gold this year. The output plan for the next year is 100 kg. Next year the company will not take part in new auctions. The work will be performed under the current 4 licenses. At present all the operation is stopped. The…Details
In November Russia produced 4.26 million tons of pig iron, down by 16.7% YoY (4.4 million tons in October). In 11 months pig iron output in Russia decreased by 15.6% YoY, to 47.396 million tons. Ukraine produced 1.6 million tons of pig iron in November, down by 16.2% YoY (1.655 million tons) and 17.721 million…Details
Chelyabinsk Pipe Works has become a guarantor on the bank guarantee granted to Pervouralsk Pipe Works. The guarantee was granted by Bank Uralsib. The agreement was concluded on December 22. According to the document, the guarantor will be responsible to the bank together with the borrower. The volume of the guarantee is 1.58 billion rubles.…Details
In January-November Gaysky Mining and Processing Works received over 70 units of mining machinery of foreign make: Atlas Copco, Sandvik, Komatsu, BelAZ, Caterpillar, Normet, KGHM Zanam, etc. The company has also received 15 units of Russian machines, produced in particular, by Machine-Building Holding (Yekaterinburg), Khenkon (Krasnoyarsk), Miner (Smolensk region), Kamaz (Naberezhnye Chelny), etc. Most of…Details
Beloretsk Iron and Steel Works has put in operation a new bearing test bench. The equipment allows finding careless suppliers, decrease expenses on purchases and the number of unscheduled repairs. Ball and roller bearings are the most needed spare parts at BMK – each year the company buys some 30 thousand pieces of bearings at…Details
Alexey Mordashov, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of PAO “Severstal”, and the company’s management team visited production departments of the Yakovlevsky mine, and approved of next year’s business plan, while meeting employees of the plant. The chairman and managers visited the central control room where the production management is located, as well as…Details
Metalloinvest and the United Metallurgical Company (“OMK”) held a Coordination Committee meeting dedicated to their performance in 2017 and next year planning. The meeting held at JSC Ural Steel (part of Metalloinvest) was attended by Andrey Prosyanik, the domestic sales director of MC Metalloinvest, Evgeny Maslov, the managing director of JSC Ural Steel, Pavel Stepanov,…Details
The state enterprise Selidovugol has concluded an agreement with Vizarremprom LLC on the supply of spare parts for the sections of mechanized anchoring valued at 80.15 million UAH. In particular, the company has to deliver 22 types of products to the 1/3 Novogrodovskaya mine within 10 working days since 100% prepayment. The agreement is valid…Details
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed an agreement on providing a $350 million syndicated loan to Ukraine’s largest steel mill, PubJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. “The EBRD has signed the biggest project in Ukraine this year,” EBRD Senior Adviser Anton Usov wrote on Facebook. The loan is designed to support the mill’s…Details
Irkutsk Aluminum Works has started shipping the KEP-2 coke to produce baked anodes. The main customer is Sayanogorsk Aluminum Works (SAZ), which produces baked anodes for its own metal manufacture, as well as for other Rusal works. So far 38 railroad cars with KEP-2 weighing 2380 tons have been shipped to SAZ. IrkAZ was able…Details
Inaglinsky GOK, 100% owned by Kolmar Group LLC, has purchased two sites with coal deposits in Neryungrinsky district of Yakutia for 182.4 million rubles. The auctions have been considered not taken place, as there was only one bid – from Inaglinsky GOK. According to the auction commission, the bid meets all the demands and the…Details
In November Russia produced 6.025 million tons of steel, up by 1.4% YoY, but down from 6.225 million tons in October. In 11 months steel output totaled 66.453 million tons, up by 2.9% YoY. Ukraine decreased steel output in November by 4.9% YoY, to 1.85 million tons (1.91 million tons in October). In January-November Ukraine…Details
Ormet is finishing the construction of infrastructure at the Luchistoye quarry needed to start mining. The site has electricity, water supply system and lighting. The depth of the quarry is 20 meters. The first tons of ore will be extracted from below 30 meters. By the end of the year the company plans to have…Details
Kazakh company Kazatomprom has delayed its delivery of uranium to Iran as it is seeking the permission of six world powers involved in the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal. Galymzhan Pirmatov, Kazatomprom’s chairman, was quoted by Financial Tribune daily as saying that the delivery of uranium concentrate to Iran could be possible only after obtaining permission…Details
The head quarters of Highland Gold Mining will be moved to the business center on 4, Smolensky Boulevard. The company has already signed an agreement with KR Properties. The size of the premises near the “Park Kultury” subway station is 1.7 thousand square meters. The price of the deal is not disclosed. The move will…Details
Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL has approved of all conditions that hydropower giant RusHydro has set for its participation in construction of the Taishet aluminum smelter, RusHydro CEO Nikolai Shulginov declared. “They’ve approved them. We are now to take them into account while developing necessary documents, and if we don’t, we will stop,” he said.…Details
In 2018 Vysochaishiy (GV Gold) intends to produce up to 3 tons of gold at the Taryn Mining and Processing Works at the Drazhnoye deposits in Yakutia. The factory started operating in May and already reached project output. In 2017 it is expected to process 530 thousand tons of ore with the average gold content…Details
In January-October Russia imported 130.7 thousand tons of steel pipes from Germany, up 11-fold YoY. June witnessed the record-high import volumes of 53.7 thousand tons. In May, July and September the deliveries were also considerable (22-25 thousand tons per months). But in October imports dropped (to 1.1 thousand tons). 95% of the imports are large…Details
In 2017 Vostsibugol LLC, mining coal in Irkutsk region, increased output by 2.8% from the plan, having obtained 14.3 million tons. 1.3 million tons of coal were exported. Mining target for 2018 is 16.2 million tons. In December the company started developing the Nygdinskaya site with the reserves of 3.1 million tons of coal. In…Details
Mechel has signed a memorandum on delivery of coke to HBIS Group Serbia Iron & Steel. According to the agreement, Moskoks will supply up to 120 thousand tons of coke products to Serbia, or 30 thousand tons each quarter. The delivery will be carried out from January till December 2018. The price will be determined…Details