Gold and silver producer Polymetal International is ready to buy a pressure oxidation unit (POX) from Russia-focused gold producer Petropavlovsk Plc for $250 million. Polymetal is even ready to finish construction of the unit on its own and to buy 300,000 tons of refractory ore concentrate from Petropavlovsk per year to refine it at the…Details
The state enterprise Lvivugol will buy mining machinery for the Stepnaya mine valued at 120.65 million UAH. The corresponding auction has been announced in the Prozorro system. In particular the enterprise intends to purchase a shearer, a long wall conveyer with the length of 300 meters, 200 anchoring section moving mechanisms with hydraulic jacks and…Details
In January-May the gold-ore company Pavlik, developing the deposits of the same name in Magadan region, obtained 2700 kg of gold, up by 8% YoY. The manufacturing plan for the year is the same – 7 tons of the precious metal, up by 7.7% YoY. Last year Pavlik obtained 6.5 tons of gold. The company…Details
Bakyrchyk Mining Enterprise has been put into operation in the East Kazakhstan region. The enterprise will be developing a major gold project Kyzyl (Bakyrchyk and Bolshevik deposits). Its reserves are estimated at 280 tons of gold with the average content of 7.7 g per ton. When the enterprise reaches project capacity in 2019, it will…Details
Uchaly Mining and Processing Works has received 2 Sandvik DD311 drilling machines and a Sandvik TH545 underground dump truck.
The machines will be operating at the Novo-Uchalinsky mine.
This is the second underground truck bought this year for the Novo-Uchalinsky deposits.
Ore mining will start next month. (Ukrainian metal)
RusHydro will support the project on the construction of Taishet Aluminum Works. All it is waiting for is the decision of Rusal. In early April RusHydro approved participation in the project. The company share was to be not more than $319.5 million. RusHydro will get 50% in the charter capital of the joint company RusAl…Details
The United Metal Company has opened an Internet store.
The shop sells springs made by Chusov Iron and Steel Works as well as Almeteyevsk Works pipes.
The new system allows small and medium business to order products directly from manufacturers. (Ukrainian metal)
Vorkutaugol has purchased special mobile devices to check mining machinery and carry out labor safety audits. Before going underground a wireman runs a special app on the smartphone. Near the machines there are special reading devices. The smartphone screen shows what has to be done with each machine. The first 12 devices are being tested…Details
OJSC MMK-Metiz, a part of PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) Group, held its annual general meeting of shareholders (AGM). In 2017 MMK-Metiz’s share of the domestic market in Russia grew by 2% YoY, to 352 thousand tons, while export sales grew by 2.8%. The largest Russian metal wares producers that are part of…Details
In January-May Donetsk region (without the part seized by the pro-Russian militants) increased industrial output by 4.3% YoY. At the same time metal and metal wares output dropped by 3.7%. Coal mining grew by 4.2%, to 5 million tons. Coke output reached 2.2 million tons, up by 20.1%. Steel manufacture decreased by 4.2%, to 3.3…Details
In May Ukraine increased steel output by 2.9% YoY, to 1.695 million tons. According to Worldsteel, Ukraine dropped back to the 14th position among 67 countries-manufacturers of steel. The first place is traditionally occupied by China (81.127 million tons, up by 8.9%). Taiwan, though decreasing output by 14.4%, to 1.715 million tons, was able to…Details
In April, according to the customs statistics, Russia imported 152.8 thousand tons of pig iron from Ukraine. In March the deliveries totaled 136.8 thousand tons. Ukraine started supplying pig iron to Russia in November 2017 and in 6 months exported 590 thousand tons. Rostov region accounted for some 60% of purchases, followed by Moscow region…Details
In April, according to the customs statistics, Russia imported 50.2 thousand tons of flat galvanized rolled metal, up by 14.6% MoM, but down by 15.5% YoY. In January-April imports fell by 19.4% YoY, to 172.8 thousand tons. Kazakhstan was the main supplier (58 thousand tons, down by 16%), followed by South Korea (26.5 thousand tons,…Details
In April Russia imported 28.7 thousand tons of galvanized polymer-coated rolled metal, up by 7.6% MoM, but down by 34.6% YoY. In January-April imports totaled 84.1 thousand tons, down by 33.2% YoY. The main supplier was China (26.2 thousand tons, down by 53.3%), followed by Kazakhstan (19.4 thousand tons) and South Korea (14.6 thousand tons).…Details
The specialists of the mine department of Gaysky Mining and Processing Works are busy constructing a crushing-conveyer line at the depth of 1095 meters. The line, bearing the number of 11, upon completion will be connected to other two lines. At present the Metco crusher is being assembled. The length of the conveyer belt will…Details
The cost of the construction of the second stage of the Pavlik Mining and Processing Works in Magadan region is expected to amount to 15.5 billion rubles. The construction started in 2012. The development of the open pit began in late 2014. The first stage was commissioned in August 2015. In 2017 Pavlik reached the…Details
Pipe Metal Company has held an annual meeting of the shareholders.
According to the company statement, it was decided to distribute 2017 net profit as dividends of 2.28 rubles per ordinary share for the total amount of 2.355 billion rubles.
Ernst & Young was selected as the company auditor. (Ukrainian metal)
Polymetal International plc has put into operation a gold-processing factory at the Kyzyk deposits ahead of schedule and with lower expenses. On June 25 the first gold concentrate was obtained. The construction is expected to cost $325 million, down by 3% from the originally planned amount. The first deliveries to customers will start in late…Details
In January-May Ukraine exported 6.247 million tons of metal, up by 4.2% YoY. The share of semi-finished products was 42.2% (42.1% last year), while that of flat rolled metal was 34% (33.4%) and bars – 23.8% (24.5%). 83.2% of metal manufactured was exported (83.6% in January-May 2017). The main exports markets were EU (34.8%), Africa…Details
So far Russian government sees no need to buy aluminum from Rusal for state money. “What need to do this, if all the export conditions have been kept until October”, industry and trade minister Denis Manturov said. According to him, “if there are some complications, we will return to this issue”. Rusal addressed the government…Details
President of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon has given start to the construction of the large gold-processing factory Talco Gold, 50% of shares of which are owned by China. The constriction will last for some 18 months. The enterprise will produce 1.5 tons of gold and 16 tons of antimony per year from 2020. With the commissioning…Details
Within the second stage of the automate system of technical measuring of fuel and energy resources the Kirov Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works is assembling and commissioning various electric energy and natural gas metering devices. The system will comprise 200 metering units to allow for a more detailed control and better planning of energy resources consumption.…Details
Severstal has successfully mastered the manufacture of innovative cold-resistant strips of K60 class at the mill-5000 of the sheet-rolling shop at the Kolpino site. The rolled metal can be used under extremely low (up to -42 degrees C) temperatures. Such a technique has never been used in Russia before. The rolled metal was supplied to…Details
In May Ukraine exported $116.088 million worth of pig iron, up by 82.7% YoY. Imports dropped by 28.1%, to $0.046 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main importer of pig iron in May was the US ($86.429 million). In January-May pig iron exports grew 2.1-fold YoY, to $236.9 million, while imports decreased by…Details
NLMK Group, a global steelmaker, participated in CWIEME Berlin 2018, the leading event for electric motor and transformer manufacturing technologies, which took place in Berlin on June 19-21. Every year CWIEME Berlin brings together over 750 exhibitors from more than 80 countries around the world, including the largest manufacturers of electric motors, transformers, generators, as…Details
РJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih jointly with Kriviy Rih City Employment Center have reached the agreement about providing pupils and students of the city with temporary employment during summer vacation. The purpose is to make it easier for the youth to choose the future profession and to find a job in the hometown in future. Special…Details