In 2016 gold output in Sverdlov region dropped by 15% YoY, to 6710 kg. The region also produced 348 kg of platinum, up by 20%, and 37664 kg of silver, down by 21%. The major gold-miner of the region – Zoloto Severnogo Urala, a part of Polymetal, – mined 476 kg of gold, demonstrating a…Details
Rinat Akhmetov’s Metinvest companies have devised a plan to avoid environment control in Mariupol. “Yesterday at noon near the Silpo supermarket on the left bank there was a horrible smell from Azovstal. And so what? It’s Saturday-Sunday. Stationary environment control posts are not operational (because of the weekends). Neither is the mobile laboratory”, a local…Details
Minerfin (Slovakia) and Zaporizhstal will not stop investing into the Zaporozhye Iron Ore Complex. “Despite the very difficult situation – two years ago iron ore world prices dropped sharply – we still carried on investing in the construction of the grinding complex. I hope the development of the enterprise will not stop, and together with…Details
Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works is continuing the reconstruction of the gas-purifying system at its sintering factory. “Builders are active in the construction of the desulfurization complexes of sintering machines No. 7-9”, the company CEO Yuri Zinchenko reported. “In a month all the metal structures will be assembled (120 tons have been assembled so…Details
In January raw cobalt production in Russia decreased by 7.9% YoY and by 0.5% MoM.
According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, raw nickel output dropped by 40.7% YoY and by 27% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)
The Siberian bank of Sberbank has put on sale at Avito.ru the Aluminum Castings Works in Barnaul, Altai region. The bank is selling 4 manufacturing premises, roads and railroads. Three shops are leased. There is also electricity enough for a large industrial enterprise, gas, water and heating. The size of the works is 40.657 thousand…Details
Investments into Karelsky Okatysh, a part of Severstal, in 2017 will reach 4.7 billion rubles. 1.7 billion will be spent on decreasing expenses, increasing output and improving products quality. 2 billion rubles will be spent on buying new equipment. Energy efficiency also remains one of the primary targets. “Not all companies in the industry have…Details
In 2016 NLMK Group increased its EBITDA profitability by 25% YoY and its free cash flow by 9%, to $1.1 billion. According to the company statement, its revenue reached $7.64 billion. EBITDA remained flat at $1.94 billion. Investments dropped by 6%, to $559 million. The net debt of the group decreased to $0.69 billion. (Ukrainian…Details
In 2016 Meta Group, a part of ChTPZ, sold 1.354 million tons of scrap, up by 4% YoY, with 760 thousand tons being the group procured scrap, and 594 thousand tons – transit scrap. Meta-Perm demonstrated the growth of 6.1 thousand tons, Vtorchermet – 10.6 thousand tons, Meta-Chelyabinsk – 17.1 thousand tons, and Meta-Yekaterinburg –…Details
In 2016 Atomredmetzoloto received 18.1 billion rubles of revenue, up by 4% YoY, with EBITDA up by 35%, to 4.3 billion rubles, and net profit up by 44%, to 3.7 billion rubles. “2016 was a difficult year for the uranium industry. Still we were able to improve our key financial indexes and showed the net…Details
Energy and Coal Industry Ministry of Ukraine will initiate prohibition of grade “A” coal imports from the territory of the Russian Federation. “I will submit for consideration of the government the order on prohibition of grade “A” coal imports from the territory of Russia. The ministry has information, that the coal will be taken from…Details
The blast furnace No. 3 at Zaporizhstal will be put into operation in April in full accordance with the schedule. According to the company CEO Rostislav Shurma, because of the railroad blockade of uncontrolled territories in Donetsk and Lugansk regions many metal companies have been experiencing the shortages of blast furnace raw materials. “The main…Details
Zaporozhye Iron Ore Complex has gained access to ore reserves of 68 million tons.
The construction of the new grinding complex and the new ore deposits will create 152 new jobs.
In 2012-2016 ZZhRK invested over 1.86 billion UAH into development and modernization. (Ukrainian metal)
The Kazakhstan state gold-mining works Tau-Ken Altyn, a part of the National mining company Tau-Ken Samruk, plans to sell the National bank 15 tons of gold this year. “Last year Tau-Ken Altyn sold 12 tons of gold to the National bank. This year our plan is 15 tons”, Tau-Ken Samruk chairman Mazhit Turmagambetov said. Thus…Details
Ukraine intends to increase uranium ore processing to 1501 tons in 2018, to 2480 in 2019 and in 2020 each. This year the uranium concentrate output is expected to increase by 21.4% YoY, to 1.2 thousand tons. Thus, the Ministry of energy and coal industry 2020 forecast of uranium concentrate production exceeds the 2016 results…Details
Evraz-holding intends to increase its share on Ukrainian coking coal market to 20%. According to the group statement, its share in 2016 reached 12%. The company increased exports to Ukraine by 42% YoY, to 2 million tons, and plans to increase them to 3 million tons in 2017. In 2015 the company revenues in Ukraine…Details
The management of the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has initiated a dialogue between the Donbass blockade participants and the employees. “On behalf of all the personnel I would like to invite the heads of the railroad blockers to our works. We would like to organize the meeting with our employees, simple metallurgists, who…Details
In February Kraft Group supplied the 100th batch of rolled metal to Leroy Merlin. The companies have been cooperating for more than half a year. During this period Kraft Group sent 500 trucks with Euro-standard rebars to the store. Kraft Group supplies metal to 12 Leroy Merlin stores in Moscow and Moscow region, as well…Details
Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works has finished the reconstruction of the sulfur-recovery machines in the sinter factory No. 2. According to the company information, the sulfur-recovery system of the sinter factory No. 2 provides for the 95% purification of gases. The first purification system was put into operation in 2015, the second and the third…Details
The processing factory of the Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works, a part of Mechel, has put into operation 2 dust extraction machines for gas-purification after repairs.
The renewed machinery will improve extraction efficiency and provide more comfortable working condition for the employees.
The total cost of the repairs reached 1 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
The Cabinet of Ministers will create a state commission to check all coalmining companies in Ukraine on labor safety and personal protection. “This is (the explosion at Stepnaya mine) the case when we have not only to find out what happened but also to understand what is going on at other mines with labor safety.…Details
The port of Antwerp says Russia is its fourth-largest trading partner. In 2016 the port handled 11.2 million tons of cargo from or destined for the world’s largest country. Steel and container freight continue to do particularly well in this area. In 2016 steel imports from Russia rose from 268,000 to no less than 424,000…Details
In 2016 Kazakhmys Corporation produced 225.657 thousand tons of copper cathodes, up by 2.5% YoY, or by 5.4 thousand tons. The average copper contents in ore totaled 0.95%, up by 1.1% YoY. In 2016 Kazakhmys factories processed 29.8 million tons of ore. This year the corporation intends to produce 232.6 thousand tons of copper cathodes.…Details
In January the USA imported 2.512 million tons of steel, up by 4.6% YoY and by 2.6% MoM. In particular, Russia increased steel exports by 73.5% YoY, while India – by 237.8%. Still Russia wasn’t able to get into the top steel suppliers list. The list consists of South Korea (311 thousand tons, up by…Details
Moscow hosted a round table on metal market situation. Among the presenters were Zhanna Pets, the ChTPZ information-analytical department director, Arthur Krasavin, Mechel-Service marketing department director, and Zhanna Raus, Dialvest development director. In particular, Zhanna Pets reported on pipe market situation, noting that in 2017 it would decrease by 1% YoY, to 9.99 million tons.…Details