Kazakhstan: iron ore output up in January-February 2017

In January-February Kazakhstan mined 5.884 million tons of iron ore, up by 14.4% YoY.

According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of the national economy, copper ore output totaled 14.547 million tons, up by 54% YoY, and chrome concentrate – 668.3 thousand tons, up by 15%. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: PM visits UMP

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev visited Ulba Metallurgical Plant as part of his working trip to East Kazakhstan region, PM’s press service reported. PM familiarized himself with the process of high capacitive tantalum powders production. UMP is one of the world’s recognized producers of uranium and tantalum. The enterprise is a part of the…


Ukraine: Makeevkoks board fired

The supervisory board of Makeevkoks has stopped the office of the board (5 persons), including its chairman Alexander Kolomiychenko. The matter was discussed on March 14, because of the expiration of the office. None has been appointed to the board. The board consisted of Alexander Kolomiychenko, Igor Chebotarev, Irina Ukrepina, Ivan Zolotarev and Tatiana Yemelyanova.…


Ukraine: militants to partially clear salary debts to miners

The chairman of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Zakharchenko has set up a program on partial clearing of the salary debts to miners of the state enterprises Artemugol (Gorlovka) and Ordzhonikidzeugol (Yenakievo). According to Zakharchenko’s order, the so-called ministry of finances will provide 182 million rubles for the cause. Coalmining in Gorlovka stopped in…


Russia: Vysochaishy to get state support

The Vysochaishy Company intends to get the state support from the Ministry of economical development for the investment projects in the Baikal region. The company wants to get into the list of regional projects participants by submitting an inquiry to the ministry of the economical development of the Irkutsk region. The Vysochaishy project deposits are…


Russia: Kolskaya Company modernizing processing factory

The processing factory of the Kolskaya Mining and Metal Company will receive a new automated system of technological process management. The previous complex is completely outdated. Moreover its spare parts are no longer produced. The modernization process is carried out gradually. In 2016 new machinery was assembled at the slurry pumping station. Now the specialists…


Ukraine: Metinvest announces loss of control over operations on temporarily non-controlled territory

Following a request by the non-recognized republics to re-register legal entities in the so-called “DNR” and “LNR”, Metinvest declares a complete loss of control over the operations of all assets on the temporarily non-controlled territory (NCT). Unidentified people arrived at the group’s enterprises and demanded that the assets be re-registered under the jurisdiction of the…