Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman intends to initiate inspection of state coalmines. According to him, state mines are now subsidized from the budget because of the difference in price of coal mining and its sales. This year the budget envisions 900 million UAH for state mines, but these funds have already been spent. “We understand that…Details
Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine decided to construct a new blast furnace. “We’re starting designing a new blast furnace. Our blast furnaces are very old. Thus, to replace the furnace No. 8, which has already been shut down, we will design and construct a new furnace”. The company CEO Alexander Podkorytov said. He did not…Details
In May Amurmetal shipped 43.2 thousand tons of metal to domestic customers and abroad via railroad, up by 3.5% MoM and almost 10-fold YoY. In January-May the sales totaled 177.8 thousand tons, up from 20 thousand tons in January-May 2017. This year deliveries to Russian customers reached 65.1 thousand tons, while exports –112.6 thousand tons.…Details
In January-May the throughput of Russian sea ports grew by 2.7% YoY, to 328.4 million tons, According to the Association of the Sea Trade Ports, in particular, the throughput of coal grew by 3.6%, to 63.7 million tons, ferrous metals – by 7.7%, to 13.3 million tons and ore – by 5.9%, to 2.9 million…Details
In January-May Beringpromugol LLC, which develops the Fandyushkinskoye field deposits on Chukotka, shipped 250 thousand tons of coal to the Beringovsky port. The navigation at the port, taking into account the climate conditions of the region, lasts for half a year – from June till October-November. The loading of the first ship will start on…Details
Far East Development Corporation and Amur Hydrometallurgical Works LLC have signed an agreement to process gold at the Komsomolsk territory of rapid development. The company intends to create the first in Russia hydrometallurgical complex to process refractory (rebellious) and twice-refractory gold and silver-containing concentrates, using the technique of the pressure oxidation. The project is estimated…Details
Evraz ZSMK has put into operation a machine to thicken slums from blast furnace gas-purifying equipment. With the new machinery the intake of water from the Tom River and the wastewater discharge will decrease by 3 million cubic meters. “In the past 6 years, the discharge of waste water has dropped by 15 million cubic…Details
Zagorsky Pipe Works has supplied pipes in PPU insulation to T Plus. The delivery included almost 4 thousand meters of pipes according to GOST 30732. Insulation was applied to pipes with the diameter of 630-1220 mm. “T Plus is our key partner on the market of pipes with PPU insulation. We can produce such pipes…Details
Severstal has concluded an agreement with Ural Works of Heavy Machinery to supply a foundry crane with the lifting capacity of 520 tons to the Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works. The machine will be used in steel manufacture to lift and transport steel ladles. Investments in the project total 600 million rubles. This is the…Details
E.Connect assets, one of the co-owners of which is the Ukrainian ex-official Vladimir Zinevich, has purchased 2 mines in Gukovo (Rostov region, Russia) – Zamchalovskaya and Rostovskaya. The reserves of the Zamchalovskaya mine are 27.45 million tons of anthracite. The capacity of the mine is 1 million tons per year. The reserves of the Rostovskaya…Details
Kemerovo region authorities and the Polysayevskaya Coal Company LLC have signed a cooperation agreement. This year the company plans to mine 6.8 million tons of coal in the region. On the construction of infrastructure and other industrial objects the company will spend 3.27 billion rubles. Some 682 million rubles will be channeled into the improvement…Details
Gazprom chairman Alexei Miller and Chelyabinsk Pipe Works chairman Andrei Komarov discussed cooperation.
In particular, they spoke of the large diameter pipe supplies.
They also discussed development of pipes for sea deposits and new types of joints.
The companies have a program of cooperation in 2015-2020. (Ukrainian metal)
In May Kazakhstan produced 0.407 million tons of steel, up by 5.9% YoY and by 12.7% MoM. In January-May steel manufacture grew by 3.9%, to 1.935 million tons. Ferroalloys output totaled 0.181 million tons, up by 4.1% YoY and by 7.6% MoM, with 0.842 million tons produced in 5 months, up by 2.7%. Copper manufacture…Details
Sredneuralsky Copper Smelting Works has put into operation the Vanyukov furnace No. 1 after capital repairs.
The project envisioned the repair of the metallic frame of the furnace, loading tract, matte and slag mixers, refractory lining, etc.
SUMZ repairs furnaces every two years.
Thus, each year one of the SUMZ furnaces is repaired. (Ukrainian metal)
Evraz and the Russian Railroads have launched the system of electronic workflow. Each month Evraz sends to RZhD some 300 packets of paper documents. Each packet has dozens of documents. The switch to the electronic workflow will decrease time to prepare and send the primary documents from 8 to 1-2 days. The process took around…Details
Metal products for the construction of stadiums for the World Cup were supplied by Severstal, Mechel, Evraz, Metalloinvest, TMK, OMK, NLMK and MMK. According to the Russian Steel Association, the 8 major companies supplied 200 thousand tons of rolled metal. NLMK accounted for almost 25% of all the deliveries (49140 tons). The company metal was…Details
In May Zapadno-Sibirsky Iron and Steel Works decreased railroad deliveries of rolled metal to its customers by 6.3% MoM, but increased them by 5.6% YoY. In 5 months sales dropped by 0.7% YoY, to 2.75 million tons. Sales to domestic customers grew by 3.7%, to 792.4 thousand tons, while exports – by 0.6%, to 1.96…Details
The development of Ishtamberdi gold field in Ala-Buka district was suspended, the Department of Internal Affairs for Jalal-Abad region reported. According to its data, a commission came to the site after the rally of local residents, which found minor shortcomings in the development of the field. In addition, a criminal case was initiated under the…Details
Imported coal deliveries to thermal and combined heat and thermal power plants in January-May grew 2.8-fold YoY, to 2.781 million tons. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, in particular Russia supplied 2.013 million tons of coal, or 72.4%, USA – 623.2 thousand tons (22.4%) and South African Republic – 144.8 thousand tons…Details
President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree to increase the scrap export duty to 42 euros per ton and prolong it for a year, until September 2019. On May 17 the Verkhovna Rada adopted the decree No. 8226 “On amendments to some decrees of Ukraine on the decrease of ferrous scrap on domestic market”. In…Details
In January-May Russia produced 21.6 million tons of pig iron, down by 0.4% YoY. According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in May the decrease was 0.2% YoY and 0.6% MoM. Rolled metal output increased by 2.3%, to 25.9 million tons, with May results up by 0.5% MoM and by 2.9% YoY. Pipe companies…Details
In January-May Amur region obtained 7337.7 kg of gold, down by 13% YoY. Silver is not mined in the region. The decrease in the output has to do with the drop of manufacture at Petropavlovsk and Nordgold assets. 6551.6 kg accounted for ore gold. Alluvial season started in May, and as of June 1, 786.1…Details
In May ZEMZ produced 4568 tons of steel, with the third electric steel shop providing 545 tons. Last month ZEMZ sold 2974 tons of metal. The mill-750 produced 2177 tons of rolled metal, up by 7.7% from the target. Slabs of nickel-containing stainless steel accounted for 615 tons. They have been supplied to Krasniy Oktyabr.…Details
Alexandrinskaya Mining and Ore Company has mined 4 million tons of ore at the underground mine Chebachye. The deposit of the copper ores is situated in Chelyabinsk region. It was discovered in 1972. The reserves are estimated at 15 million tons of ore. The development of the deposits started in 2004. The mine was commissioned…Details
Russian Copper Company intends to buy a project to develop the Malmyzhskoye gold-copper-porphyry deposits in Khabarovsk region.
The second party of the deal will be IG Copper LLC.
The cost of the deal is estimated at $200 million.
The deal is expected to be finalized in Q3. (Ukrainian metal)
Electrozinc has assembled the UniFO switchboard device at the ultimate absorber of its sulfuric acid shop. This has completed the large-scale reconstruction and modernization program begun in 2008. In September during the scheduled shut down repair of the zinc manufacture the ultimate absorber will be connected to the chain of the machines and will be…Details