Russia’s gold output increased by 6.4% YoY, to 306.9 tons in 2017, the Finance Ministry said in a statement on February 13 with data on supplies of the metal to gold refining plants. Mined gold output rose by 6.8%, to 253.9 tons, by-product gold output increased by 7.2%, to 16.4 tons, and gold scrap production…Details
In 2017 DTEK decreased coal output by 11.3%, to 27.706 million tons. According to the company statement, the decrease has to do with the loss of control over mines on the non-controlled territory in March 2017. This resulted in anthracite output drop by 52.5%, to 4.791 million tons. At the same time gas-generating coal production…Details
Energomashspetsstal has received an order from Voestalpine Stahl GmbH. According to the agreement, EMSS will produce and supply two supporting rolls for the cold- and hot-rolling mills to Austria. The total weight of the rolls is 72.32 tons. The delivery of the rolls is scheduled for Q4. The companies have been cooperating since 2010. (Ukrainian…Details
According to the customs statistics, in 2017 Russia decreased ferrous metals exports by 2.2% YoY, to 42.4 million tons, valued at $18.76 billion, up by 33%. The share of metal exports to far foreign countries grew to 10.2% from 9.8%. Export volumes dropped by 2%, but increased by 28.8% money-wise. Aluminum exports decreased by 4.3%,…Details
In 2017 companies developing metallic deposits invested $235 million in the operation.
In the next 3 years some 3 billion drams more will be invested in the field.
Metallic output last year increased by 30% YoY, mostly because of the growth of world ore prices. (Ukrainian metal)
The prospecting of copper ore deposits on the Novopetrovskoye field in the Republic of Bashkortostan is complete. According to the inspection, the deposits have the reserves of 387 thousand tons of R1 copper with the average content of 1.44%, 151 thousand tons of R2 copper (1.28%), 638 thousand tons of R1 zinc (2.37%) and 268…Details
The Bryansk region is carrying out its project to produce tungsten and molybdenum powder. The Unecha Works of Refractory Metals LLC intends in 4 years to start producing molybdenum fillets, artificial sheelite and tungsten oxide. The construction of the works in the region started in 2007. The first stage with the capacity of 500 tons…Details
The governor of the Volgograd region Andrei Bocharov and the new projects director of Rusal Alexei Arnautov discussed the development of Volgograd Aluminum Works. After almost 5 years of idleness the company is resuming the liquid aluminum manufacture. Rusal has repaired electrolysis shops and modernized machinery. So far some 1.5 thousand jobs for the local…Details
In January ore output of the open-pit at the Osenneye deposits of Gaysky Mining and Processing Works totaled 94.6 thousand tons with the target being 74 thousand tons. From underground the GOK mined 677 thousand tons of ore, up by 0.3% from the target. The factory processed 853690 tons of ore. Copper concentrate output was…Details
In January Almalyk Mining and Processing Works manufactured 100.2% of the target. Copper ore output was 100.9%, copper raw materials processing – 100.2%. Copper content in the concentrate was 101.4%. Last month the GOK produced 101.2% of cathode copper, including 100.1% of its own raw materials, and 75.3% of metallic zinc, including 100% of its…Details
MMK-Metiz is going to increase the size of the minimal salary.
As of January, the average salary at the works was 46.7 thousand rubles. In 2017 it increased by 8.4%.
The company collective agreement, approved last spring, was awarded the second place at the regional competition. (Ukrainian metal)
The investment program of Olenegorsk Mining and Processing Works for 2018 will exceed 1 billion rubles, on the level of 3 previous years. According to the company statement, some 290 million rubles will be used to buy two new dump trucks and the front-end loader for the mining division. 114 million rubles will be spent…Details
An oil transformer with cables caught fire on the territory of the Zaporozhye Ferro Alloys Plant.
Some 28 firefighters and 7 units of special machinery were engaged in extinguishing the fire.
The fire appeared on the area of 25 square meters.
The reason of the fire is unknown as yet. (Ukrainian metal)
In January Ukraine exported 654.597 thousand tons of carbon steel semi-finished products, up by 11% YoY, valued at $289.516 million, up by 38.5%. According to the State Fiscal Service, Italy (30.37%), Turkey (24.71%) and Egypt (15.08%) were the main customers. Imports reached 1.997 thousand tons, up 6.2-fold YoY, valued at $1.151 million, up 7-fold. The…Details
In January Chukotka Autonomous District mined 1.755 tons of ore gold, down by 7.3% YoY. 5 companies mine for ore gold in the district: 2 of Kinross Gold, Mayskoye LLC, Rudnik Karalveyem and Rudnik Valunisty LLC. Alluvial gold season has not started yet – it is expected to commence in April-May. Silver output dropped us…Details
In 2017 Severstal Distribution increased sales by 13% YoY, to 1.75 million tons. The distribution network sold 16% of all steel produced by Severstal Russian Steel last year. Revenue exceeded $1 billion. Sales in Russia demonstrated the largest growth – by 18% YoY, to 890 thousand tons, with revenue preliminary at $515 million. Sales to…Details
Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has finished a large-scale overhaul of the gas-purifying equipment in the oxygen-converter shop. The repair will improve the level of environment safety. The shop operates 3 converters and an arc furnace, which jointly produce over 3.9 million tons of steel per year, as well as 4 continuous casting machines with…Details
In 2018 Kuzbassrazrezugol intends to increase coal mining by 2.81% YoY, to 47.6 million tons. The company also plans to increase its exports share to 80%. Investments will remain on the level of 15 billion rubles. Last year Kuzbassrazrezugol increased coal output by 4.5% YoY, to 46.3 million tons, including 6.2 million tons of coking…Details
Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has been one of the winners at the Russian Business Leaders: Dynamics and Responsibility competition, which is held every year by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP). The company secured a victory in the category “Development of Human Resources”. The awards ceremony took place in Moscow on…Details
The prices of enterprises manufacturing industrial products, as well as providing production services, increased by 1.4% in Kazakhstan in January 2018 compared to December 2017, the Statistics Committee of the National Economy Ministry of Kazakhstan said in a message. During the reporting period, prices for coal went up by 6%, and metal ore – by…Details
In 2018 Beringpromugol LLC intends to mine 600 thousand tons of coal at the Fandyushkinskoye field, up 2.4-fold YoY (250 thousand tons). Last year 165 thousand tons of coal were exported to Japan, Taiwan and China. By June the company plans to have completed all the construction works at the Beringovsky port. From 2019 the…Details
In January Ukraine decreased pig iron exports by 3.1% YoY, to 233.616 thousand tons, valued at $76.041 million, up by 11.1%. According to the State Fiscal Service, Ukraine mostly exported to USA (54.51%), Italy (16.47%) and Turkey (14.57%). Last month Ukraine imported 50 thousand tons of pig iron valued at $35 thousand as opposed to…Details
Energomashspetsstal has shipped another batch of machinery to ISD Dunaferr under the contract signed in 2017. According to EMSS, 2 slag ladles with the volume of 11 cubic meters and 2 supporting rolls weighing 26.8 tons each have been shipped to the customer. The total weight of the batch is 86.3 tons. In January the…Details
Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works has received a new tar separator.
The machine removes resinous substances from the water that cools coking gas.
At the moment the company is laying the foundation for the machine and purchasing metal structures.
The commissioning of the tar separator is scheduled for summer. (Ukrainian metal)