Uzbekistan: Kazakh companies eyeing mining projects

Kazakhstan’s companies specializing in geological exploration are ready to work in Uzbekistan, the general director of the Kazakh-Australian company “Aurora Minerals Group” Kaisar Kozhamuratov said at the 10th international conference “Uzgeoinvest-2017”. “Uzbekistan has always been interesting for us from the point of view of geological exploration, since there are a lot of large deposits here.…

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Russia: Izhstal improving stainless steel manufacture technique

Izhstal has started manufacturing stainless steel with nitrogen alloying on secondary metallurgy units (external steel treatment). This technique improves steel plasticity and manufacture efficiency due to the decrease of alloying elements and azoted ferroalloys. Such metal products are used in shipbuilding, automobile, oil and gas and other industries. The company can also continuously cast over…

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Russia: Krasniy Octyabr to fire employees

The authorities of the city of Volgograd have announced that they are preparing for the decrease of jobs at the Krasniy Octyabr Iron and Steel Works.

Since February 2018 some 177 employees will be fired.

Of them 11 are engineer-technicians, and 166 electrical engineers and gas and arc welders. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EMSS ships turbine rotor to India

Energomashspetsstal has produced and shipped the low-pressure turbine rotor to Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited.

The product weighing 66.09 tons has been produced under the contract concluded in May. In November the rotor was successfully shipped to the customer.

The rotor is being transported via railroad and by sea. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Uralkuz output up in November 2017

Uralskaya Kuznitsa continues increasing output. In November the company manufactured over 9.7 thousand tons of products, having exceeded manufacturing results for the last 15 years. The works is a leading Russian manufacturer of drop stampings weighing up to 2.5 tons and 4 meters long. The company also produces weldless rings with the diameter of 4…

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Russia: Evraz commissions new long face at Alardinskaya mine

Evraz has put a new long face 3-38 in operation at its Alardinskaya mine.

The face reserves are some 2.8 million tons of coking coal.

The mining is carried out at the depth of 240 meters. Until December 2018 the miners intend to extract around 240 thousand tons of coal per month. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih takes part in the international exhibition in Dubai

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih presented its products at the international exhibition of construction technologies, equipment and materials The Big 5 Show, which was held on November 26-29 in Dubai (the United Arab Emirates). The company’s exposition was focused on the products for the construction industry – reinforcing bars. Visitors of the exhibition got acquainted with…

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Ukraine: all state mines to unite

The Cabinet of Ministers has confirmed the creation of the state enterprise National Coal Company. It will unite 19 state enterprises, which include 33 state mines. The creation of this state enterprise will optimize the structure of coalmining companies by uniting them in a single legal entity and improving mines efficiency. In 2017 the state…

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Ukraine: Corum Group merges with DTEK

DTEK Energo has purchased shares of Svet Shakhtera, Druzhkovka Machine-Building Works and Mining Machines, previously parts of Corum Group. “These companies are the main suppliers of coalmining machines and equipment to the group. This deal will allow DTEK Energo to decrease expenses on machinery, provide its coal enterprises with spare parts on time and improve…

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Russia: coal exports up in January-November 2017

Export of Russian coal from January through November increased by 5% YoY, to 170.428 million tons, the Ministry of Energy said.

The commodity exports volume in November reached 15,339,000 tons.

Coal mining in January-November amounted to 371,772,000 tons, of which 323,146,000 tons were delivered. (PortNews/Ukrainian metal)