Kazakhstan: Japanese corporations eye mining sector

Japanese corporations are interested in joint projects with Kazakhstan on geological exploration of gold and copper, Kazakh Kazgeologiya said in a message. During the Japan-Kazakhstan business forum entitled “Investment opportunities in the regions of Kazakhstan” in Tokyo, the sides discussed investment projects in the mining and metallurgy, energy, chemical, and agrarian industries. Vice-Minister for Investments…


Kazakhstan: AMT invests $1.3 million in special machinery purchase

Within its investment program ArcelorMittal Temirtau purchased special machinery valued at around $1.3 million for its Orken-Kentobe mine.

In particular 4 new BelAZs have been put in operation.

“The lifting capacity of the new machines is 55 tons. They have an increased passability and are completely computerized”, Orken-Kentobe transport director Sergey Shlepkin said. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Zaporozhogneupor gets quality certificate

Zaporozhogneupor, the largest manufacturer of refractories in Ukraine, has successfully passed a re-certification audit of its main manufacturing shops, departments and services for the compliance with ISO 9001:2015 requirements. TÜV Thüringen e.V. (Germany) carried out the audit on November 7-10 and confirmed the correspondence of the quality management system of the works to the standard.…


Ukraine: AMKR to allocate 15 million UAH in social projects for Shirokovskiy district in 2017-2018

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih will allocate 15 million UAH in social projects for Shirokovskiy district, Dnepropetrovsk region, a place where company’s mining facilities are located. The Agreement on social co-operation for social & economic development between the state administration of Shirokovskiy district, Shirokovskiy district council and PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has been signed by Chief…


Ukraine: AMKR improving competitiveness on world markets

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has become the first full-scale mining and metallurgical enterprise in the world – the owner of two certificates of approval for the Sustainability Management System and the Responsible Sourcing System according to BES 6001 standard. These two certificates will become additional advantage for PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih towards competitors in the…


Ukraine: Azovstal to reconstruct BF3

Azovstal has presented a project to reconstruct the blast furnace No. 3 to decrease pollution by 80%.

The blast furnace will be completely reconstructed to allow it operating on the pulverized coal fuel. Thus the company will save gas and decrease environment pollution.

The investments in the project will total 2 billion UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: UMCC to invest 36 million UAH in pipeline repair at VGMK

The United Mining and Chemical Company will invest 36 million UAH in its Volnogorsk Iron and Steel Works. According to the company statement, in October VGMK completed the replacement of 2 km of slurry pipeline valued at 5.2 million UAH. The company intends to go on with the project. Investments have been estimated on the…