In January-September Zaporizhstal produced 2.467 million tons of rolled metal, down by 3.2% YoY. Steel output decreased by 0.3%, to 2.931 million tons, the company reports. Pig iron manufacture dropped by 0.1%, to 2.74 million tons. At the same time, in September Zaporizhstal increased rolled metal output by 13.4%, to 382.2 thousand tons, steel –…Details
In January-September Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine decreased rolled metal output 2.2-fold YoY, to 658 thousand tons. According to a company representative, in 9 months DMK produced 680 thousand tons of steel and 662 thousand tons of pig iron, both down 2.1 and 2.2-fold YoY. At the same time, in September the company produced 215…Details
Mikhail Mazhukin has been appointed the managing director of Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works. In 2009-2013 Mazhukin managed the Yuzhnouralsk Nickel Works. At the new office he has replaced Boris Sedelnikov, who has been appointed open pit director at Yuzhny Kuzbass. “Boris Sedelnikov has made a great contribution to the development of KGOK. Under his…Details
Raspadskaya mine has started developing the bank 6-6a with the estimated reserves of over 127 million tons of coking coal. The first long face 4-6-33 (3.5 million tons) has been put into operation. Investments totaled 900 million rubles. “We’ve been preparing to start working at the bank for almost 3 years. The bank is powerful.…Details
Magamed Ibragimov has been appointed CEO and CFO of ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Aktau.
He has previously held the position of the acting CFO at ArcelorMittal Temirtau.
The previous AMTPA CEO Zhenis Utegenov has been appointed development director at the company. His tasks now are to increase output and develop new markets. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-September the miners of Stepnoy pit, a part of Russky Ugol, yielded over 3.1 million tons of power-generating coal.
Since the pit has been put into operation, it has mined 57 million tons of coal.
The Stepnoy factory has already processed 2.6 million tons of coal this year. (Ukrainian metal)
Aktogay Processing Factory, a part of KAZ Minerals, has reached the level of the projected sulfide ore processing capacity.
Because of the higher than expected copper content in the ore, the factory will produce 70-85 thousand tons of copper in 2017.
Now the group awaits good results from Bozshakol as well. (Ukrainian metal)
The state enterprise Pervomayskugol has ordered Ertlite LLC the delivery of lifting and transportation machinery valued at 14.48 million UAH.
The company ordered 2300 meters of belt at 3772 UAH per meter and two hoppers at 2.9 million UAH apiece. (Ukrainian metal)
Energomashspetsstal has shipped the loading and unloading trunnions for ore mills to Ingulets Iron and Steel Works. The total weight of the order is 71 tons. The companies have been cooperating for over 10 years. Many InGOK mills have equipment produced at EMSS. The next batch is expected by the end of the year. (Ukrainian…Details
GV Gold (Vysochaishiy) is negotiating the purchase of Zoloto Kamchatki from Renova. GV Gold intends to have an IPO in 2018, and for its success the company total output should be increased to 10-15 tons of gold per year (in 2016 Vysochaishiy produced 5.1 tons). GV Gold also showed interest in the Irkutsk region asset…Details
Berezitovy Mine LLC, a part of Nordgold, is celebrating 10 years since it has started developing the Berezitovoye deposits in Amur region. So far the company has mined 19.8 million tons of ore, producing over 28.5 tons of gold and 33.2 tons of silver. Gold reserves at the site are estimated at 33 tons with…Details
The 23-ton hammer has resumed operation at the shop No. 3 of VSMPO-Avisma after capital repairs. In a month the main elements of the structure – steel pillars – have been replaced. On September 21 the commissioning of the hammer began. In a day, after all the minor malfunctions have been corrected, the hammer was…Details
The State Subsoil Service has sold 3 licenses to prospect and develop alluvial gold sites in Khabarovsk Krai. Granitny, Poni Bolshiye-Tudur and Ayan sites have been auctioned. All the licenses have been purchased by local companies. The license to develop the Granitny site with the gold reserves of 87.3 kg for 3.575 million rubles has…Details
Over 3 thousand tons of flanged beams, produced by Evraz NTMK, have been supplied to the construction of the Salaryevo depot, which will be servicing the Sokolnichya line of the Moscow subway. The company supplies 70B1 S 255 beams. Evraz NTMK beams are used in the major urban infrastructure development projects in Moscow and Russia.…Details
Brok-Invest-Service believes that metal prices in October will be high. The beginning of the month has already seen the rise in all ferrous metal prices. The hot-rolled metal has reached its highest prices, so no new increases are expected, except for plates. Demand in the pipe segment is stable, and the price is steadily growing.…Details
Following a recent earthquake, a pit with the diameter of 300 meters and the depth of 50 meters appeared at a mine in Lviv region.
The mine is situated in the zone developed by Polymineral Mining and Chemical Enterprise.
A basin with mineral water could appear there in time. (Ukrainian metal)
Donetskstal resumes operation. According to the leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, the Russia-created and supported terrorist organization, Alexander Zakharchenko, the smelting shop of the enterprise has been put into operation. “In October we will get the first metal as planned”, he said. Earlier DPR reported on the renaming of Donetskstal into Yuzovka Iron…Details
The State Service on Subsoil Use intends in the short-term to settle the problem with Evraz Sukhaya Balka. “The situation with the blocking of the operation resulted from the company previous allowances expiring in August 2016”, the service said. In 1996 Evraz Sukhaya Balka obtained two allowances to mine for iron ore for 20 years,…Details
Zaporizhstal has set a record of pig iron manufacture – 13.2 thousand tons per day, up by 500 tons from the previous record. This has been achieved thanks to the reconstruction of blast furnace manufacture. The works has already invested almost 9 billion UAH into environment modernization. In 2012-2016 investments totaled 5.6 billion UAH, with…Details
In January-July Russia imported 7201 tons of copper pipes for conditioning, up by 16% YoY and by 23.6% from the 2015 level. According to the customs information, the main supplier of copper pipes was Serbia (21.6%), down by 17.4%. The average price on Russian border was $7374 per ton. Greece exported 20% of pipes, up…Details
In January-July Russia exported 81.7 thousand tons of raw nickel valued at $768 million, down by 29% and by 23.3% YoY respectively.
These are also the lowest results for the past 10 years.
In July the average price for nickel was $9179 per ton FOB Russian border, down by 5% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
NLMK announced the closing of its $500 million 7-year Eurobond placement with an annual coupon rate of 4.00%. Interest payments on the Eurobonds are payable semi-annually. The proceeds from the issue will be used to finance the purchase of existing Notes due 2018 and 2019 in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender…Details