Russia: SUEK coal output up in Q1 2018

In January-March Siberian Coal Energy Company mined 28.6 million tons of coal, up by 1% YoY. Sales in Q1 grew by 10%, to 31.7 million tons, including non-coal goods. Exports reached 14.2 million tons, up by 10%. The main customers were China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Turkey and Germany. Growth of…

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Ukraine: accident at AMKR newly repaired blast furnace

While commissioning the newly repaired largest blast furnace No. 9 at ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, molten pig iron was spilled. The blast furnace has been in repairs since February. But while commissioning “an uncontrolled slopping of liquid pig iron occurred accompanied by a loud sound”. “The situation is under control. The blast furnace No. 9 has…

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Russia: Drazhnik wins gold site auction

Following the auction Drazhnik LLC has received the right to develop the alluvial gold site. The Koro-Samyr site was sold to the company for 62.634 million rubles. 2 more companies participated in the auction. Since 2001 the company has been prospecting at the site. Koro-Samyr C1 balance reserves amount to 353.4 kg of gold, while…

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Russia: Olkon finishes drying season

Olkon, a part of Severstal, has finished the drying season, which has lasted for half a year. The drying complex has been operating in a stable mode. In the 2017-2018 season the technological and qualitative indexes of the iron ore concentrate corresponded to the standards, including by moisture content. The average capacity of the drying…

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