Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine, believes that the coal industry is in the critical state, and the lack of money makes it impossible to pay salary and develop mines. “Unpaid salary totals 80 million UAH. We don’t understand from where this will be paid. In 2011 the state budget…Details
Olkon (Olenegorsk Mining and Processing Works, a part of Severstal) plans to invest 250 million rubles in 2016 into the modernization of its mining machinery. In particular, the company wants to upgrade two of its dump trucks and two bulldozers. The business development projects will result in the output increase. Olkon plans to increase mining…Details
In January-October Ukraine imported 677.19 thousand tons of manganese ore and concentrate valued at $88.95 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, the largest suppliers were Ghana ($24.66 million, or 27.73% of the total import), SAR ($24.09 million, 27.09%) and Russia ($23.52 million, 26.45%). All other countries supplied $16.66 million worth of manganese ore (18.74%).…Details
In October Oskol Electrometallurgical Works, a part of Metalloinvest, supplied 262 thousand tons of steel via railroad, down by 6.9% MoM and by 2.3% YoY. Local deliveries went up by 3.5% MoM but dropped by 15.5% YoY, to 51 thousand tons. Exports reached 211 thousand tons, down by 9% MoM and up by 1.4% YoY.…Details
Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has completed the capital repairs of its converter No. 2. According to the company CEO Yuri Zinchenko, at the same time the gas-purifying machine was also reconstructed. “Now the emissions will drop 3-fold, to 50 mg per cubic meter. The repairs lasted for 80 days, with investments hitting 230…Details
In January-October Seligdar mined 3.745 tons of gold, up by 31.5% YoY.
In October gold output totaled 644 kg against the target of 573 kg.
The 10-months result is the highest record in the company’s 41-year history.
Seligdar occupies the 10th place among Russian gold-mining companies. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-September Makmalzoloto paid almost 96 million soms to the budget. The taxes make up for 95% of the Toguz-Torous district budget. Makmalzoloto has also paid 53 million soms to the district budget as taxes and other obligatory payments, The enterprise was created in 1986 on the Makmal gold deposits. It employs slightly more than…Details
Russian steelmakers Severstal and Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK) have sent suits to the E.U.’s General Court challenging decision of the European Commission to introduce duties on imports of cold-rolled steel products from Russia, representatives of the companies reported. In August, the E.U. introduced an anti-dumping duty on cold-rolled steel from Russia and China for five years,…Details
The courts have ruled to exact 9.7 billion UAH of debts and fines from Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works and Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works, all parts of the Industrial Union of Donbass, in favor of Metinvest. The courts ruled that a part of the debt could be cleared in future, and Metinvest did not…Details
In January-October Ukrainian by-product coke plants imported 9.8 million tons of ordinary coking coals and coal concentrate, up by 20% YoY, or by 1.6 million tons. In October Ukraine imported 920 thousand tons of coal, down by 140 thousand tons MoM. Ukrainian coal deliveries to by-product coke plants reached 5 million tons, on the level…Details
The Russian Railroads wants to increase coal transportation tariff next year due to the high increase of its price in the last three months. The company reported this at the meeting with the Transport Vice Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. Coal started to grow in price in August, since then the coking coal price almost tripled,…Details
Salary debts at state mines have exceeded 800 million UAH. According to the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine chairman Mikhail Volynets, the unions demand 4.6 billion UAH in the 2017 budget to support the state coal sector, which will at any rate allow paying wages in time. But this money will not be enough to…Details
Shareholders of Dniepropetrovsk Iron and Steel Works named after Komintern (Kominmet) have dismissed the board, having chosen Petr Kozak the general manager for a year. They have revoked all the members of the board, including the chairman Oleg Botyuk. The supervisory board and revision commission members have also been dismissed, including Alexander Butskikh (owns 19.7787%…Details
In January-September Russia exported 2.3 thousand tons of stainless steel rods valued at $7 million, up 1.6 times and by 28.4% YoY respectively. Nickel content in steel doesn’t exceed 2.5%. Some 48% of the products were exported to Ukraine, up 2 times, at $3422 per ton. Belarus imported 20% of the products, up by 0.7%…Details
In January-September Russia produced 214.12 tons of gold, down by 1.4% YoY.
Silver output totaled 800.32 tons, down by 9.4% YoY.
In January-October Russia produced 57.7 million tons of steel and 49.8 million tons of ferrous rolled metal, down by 0.9% and 1.5% YoY respectively. According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in October steel output went up by 2% YoY and by 4.1% MoM. Rolled metal output increased by 0.3% YoY and by 1.3%…Details
In January-September Ukrainian market received 3 million tons of rolled metal (without pipes), up by 20.8% YoY. With pipes deliveries total 3.33 million tons. In the reporting period Ukraine imported 0.48 million tons of metal, or 16.1% as opposed to 13.6% in January-September 2015. The growth trends over January-September have been observed in beams (up…Details
The net profit of Russian oil and gas pipe producer TMK dropped by 80.7% QoQ to $11 million in July-September, as calculated under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the company said. Revenue fell by 3.6% to $822 million, and gross profit decreased by 13.6% to $165 million. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization…Details
Metalloinvest has concluded long-term contracts for the delivery of hot-briquetted iron to Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), Tube Metal Company (TMK) and the ChTPZ group. Metalloinvest will supply 570 thousand tons of HBI: 200 thousand tons to MMK, 220 thousand tons to TMK and 150 thousand tons to ChTPZ. “These are the first long-term…Details
In January-September Donetsk region (without the antiterrorist operation zone) earned $2542.1 million from exports, down by 11.9% YoY. The region exported products to 101 countries. In particular, ferrous metals exports accounted for 76.3% of the total volumes. The regional companies exported $1.9 billion worth of ferrous metals, down by 10.6% YoY. Ferrous metal wares exports…Details
Energomashspetsstal has concluded agreements for the supply of forming rolls for ArcelorMittal iron and steel works in Spain and Romania. According to the company statement, two rolls for the cold-rolling mill will be produced for AM Sagunto SL (Spain), which processes rolled sheet for car industry. Rolls weighing 80 tons will be completely treated by…Details
Sergey Likhopud, who headed the department of legal matters in Severstal Management, has been appointed the general director of Vorkutaugol. “Sergey Likhopud became the director in a complex time. We have difficult tasks. I hope his knowledge and experience will lead the company out of the crisis situation”, Severstal BD chairman Alexei Mordashov said. (Ukrainian…Details
The Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine is giving documents of Krasnolimanskaya state enterprise to the State Property Fund. According to the ministry decree, the department of corporate and property rights has to transfer the documents within 1 week. In 2015 Krasnolimanskaya mined 641.7 thousand tons of coal, down by 30.9% YoY. In…Details
The minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Igor Nasalik visited Severodonetsk in Lugansk region and met with the state regional administration. Nasalik said that the regional mines would receive financing of 1 billion UAH under government guaranties. “I have come to the Lugansk region to help. I want to see the situation at…Details
Three Cyprus-based companies, affiliated with Interpipe, have purchased 19.3% Nikopol South Pipe Works shares each from Transportno-Investitsionnye Tekhnologii LLC. The TIT LLC share decreased from 96.689302% to 38.675721%, while the share of Plamsted Limited increased from 0.000027% to 19.337914%, that of Wolbert Company Limited – from 0% to 19.33786%, and of Kamset Holdings Limited from…Details
In January-October Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Industrial Complex produced 4.13 million tons of iron ore, down by 10.8% YoY. According to the company statement, in October KZhRK produced 449 thousand tons of ore, up from 440 thousand tons in September. In 2015 the company produced 5.46 million tons of iron ore, down by 6.7% YoY.…Details