SL Zoloto, a joint venture of state industrial corporation Rostec and gold producer Polyus, has won an auction to develop the Sukhoi Log gold deposit in the Irkutsk region having paid 9.4 billion rubles, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sergei Donskoi reported. “SL Zoloto has become a winner of the auction for the largest gold…Details
Olenegorsk Mining and Processing Works, a part of Severstal, intends to spend 60 million rubles in 2017 on environment measures, up almost 2-fold YoY. “Our priority is to decrease the impact on air and water. Most of the money will be spent on those projects”, the acting CEO Alexei Scherbakov said. The largest environment project…Details
The prime minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev said that the country might soon lose the Russian coal market. “We have long been witnessing that Russia has been decreasing coal purchases. And the technologies are developing fast. Soon we might lose the market that we have today. We need to think of some other ways”, he…Details
The first deputy Prime Minister Askar Mamin suggests increasing coal exports to China. “China has increased its coal imports to 200 million tons. We have to see if we can increase our exports there. This is a large market. We have to see if we can supply from bordering regions”, he said. The prime minister…Details
The Belarus Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE) has concluded the largest deal in its history – the purchase of 120 thousand tons of coal at the price of $8.64 million. 9 sellers and 4 buyers participated in the trade, and as the result of just one trade section the company was able to cover half of…Details
In 2016 Ukraine exported 39.2 million tons of iron ore raw materials, down by 6.5 million tons YoY. “Iron ore raw materials exports in December 2016 dropped by 22 thousand tons, to 3223 thousand tons”, the state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa expert Dmitry Zheltyakov said. Last year Japan increased imports by 535 thousand tons YoY, Serbia –…Details
The state enterprise Selidovugol has ordered Trialtrade LLC the delivery of helmet lamps valued at 4.98 million UAH.
This year the company has to supply 2.5 thousand explosion-proof lamps at 1990 UAH apiece.
In May 2016 Selidovugol purchased the same lamps from another supplier at 1080 UAH apiece. (Ukrainian metal)
The gold-processing works of Kyrgyzaltyn received 132.5 million soms of net profit in 2016, up by 84.1 million soms YoY.
In 2012-2015 the average profit of the works was around 80 million soms.
Output at the works increased last year by 25.4% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-November 2016 Russia imported 4.04 million tons of rolled steel and pipes valued at $3120 million, down by 5.5% and by 4.8% YoY respectively. Ukraine remains the largest supplier (almost one third of total imports). Still its exports dropped by 9.5% YoY. Kazakhstan came second (21.6%), having increased its deliveries by 14.6% YoY, followed…Details
MMK Group’s total crude steel output in 2016 reached 12,544 thousand tons, up by 2.5% YoY. Overall steelmaking capacity utilization at the main Magnitogorsk site (subject to maintenance schedule) amounted to 89% (from 84% in FY 2015). MMK Group’s total finished steel product shipments in 2016 (excluding intra-group sales) amounted to 11,570 thousand tons, up…Details
In 2016 refined gold production at Nord Gold totaled 868.8 thousand gold equivalent ounces, in line with the full year production guidance range of 840-880 thousand ounces. Doré production was 870.4 thousand ounces, down by 6% YoY (924.1 thousand ounces), mainly due to the discontinuation of production at Aprelkovo, and limited access in H2 2016…Details
Prices of industrial manufacturers in December 2016 increased by 0.6%, according to Rosstat.
In 2016 prices went up by 7.4% YoY.
Metal companies demonstrated the highest increase in prices – by 3.6% in December, or by 18.1% in 2016. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2016 the Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works carried out around 140 capital repairs of machinery. Investments into the project totaled 17 billion rubles. According to Severstal Russian steel repairs division director Sergey Dobrodey, the program presupposed basic repairs, as well as energy efficiency, safety and product quality improvement. 4 blast furnaces, 2 sintering machines,…Details
Soyedinitelniye Otvody Truboprovodov, a part of ChTPZ, has produced a trial batch of seamless offsets with 820 mm diameter and 12 mm wall thickness. The new product could be used with pipelines of various purposes at the temperature ranging from minus 70 degrees C to plus 450 C. Large diameter offsets have been made of…Details
Zaporizhstal has completed half of all the works at the blast furnace No. 3 reconstruction. “The equator has been passed. All the disassembly has been finished, the foundation is ready. We have already assembled the first block of the new BF weighing 240 tons. With just one sweep of the crane!” the company CEO Rostislav…Details
The Board of Directors of PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel has approved the sale of an up to 39.32% stake in the Bystrinskiy Project to CIS Natural Resources Fund, a Russia-focused natural resources fund established by Interros Group and ESN Group, on the terms defined below. As a basis for this transaction, the project is being…Details
Russian oil and gas pipe maker TMK raised pipeline prices on the U.S. market by 15%, the first time since early 2015, in the wake of a market recovery in late 2016, CEO of the company’s U.S.-based subsidiary TMK IPSCO Pyotr Golitsyn said. “The markets are restoring rapidly. We have been raising supplies every month…Details
Russia’s palladium and palladium alloy output rose by 4.4% YoY in 2016, the Federal State Statistics Service said. Platinum and platinum alloy production increased by 3.3% YoY, while production of gold-bearing ore and concentrates rose by 2.6%. But production of silver ore and concentrates went down by 13.6%. In December 2016 palladium and palladium alloy…Details
In 2017 Electrozinc intends to take actions aimed at improving efficiency, competitiveness and labor safety. According to the company CEO Igor Khodyko, February will see the start of construction of the absorber in the sulfuric acid shop, which will be put into operation in October. The new power substation purchase is being negotiated. The output…Details
In 2016 Severstal Balakovo Bar Works, a part of Severstal Russian Steel, produced 722 thousand tons of steel, up by 20% YoY. The company also produced 660 thousand tons of bars, up by 17% YoY. Last year consumers received 702 thousand tons of bars. This year the output is expected on the same level. In…Details
In 2016 Holding Cable Alliance (uniting cable assets of the UMMC) processed 37.5 thousand tons of copper, up by 12% YoY. The increase was caused by the major modernization of industrial sites and the expansion of the product range. 2016 saw new machinery assembled at all HCA companies. Thanks to this they were able to…Details
In 2016 Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works, a part of Mechel, mined 8.2 million tons of ore, up by 4% YoY. Iron ore concentrate output remained almost flat YoY at 2.7 million tons. All the products were sold on the local market, with 98% of the iron ore concentrate supplied to Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel…Details
The existing system of railroad car division under Ukrzaliznytsia negatively affects the Ukrainian economy and has considerable corruption risks, Metallurgprom president Alexander Kalenkov wrote in his letter to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groysman. “Because of the lack of open wagons in Q4 2016 mining companies undersupplied for export up to 10% of the…Details
The Yuzhnodonbasskoye Mine Group No. 1 has chosen the individual entrepreneur Ushakov the winner of the tender to supply timber. The offer of the businessman was 3.58 million UAH. The offer of another participant – I.S.I. Wood Ukraine (2.48 million UAH) – was rejected because of the error in the documents. Instead of the total…Details
RM-Steel is the largest Russian manufacturer of special shaped sections for shipbuilding. In 2016 the increase in consumption of steel strips according to GOST R 52927-2015 for shipbuilding was witnessed in Russia. At present RM-Steel produces A, B, D, A32-D40, E36, A40S and D40S steel grades. The production of D32W steel strips is being developed.…Details
The administration of the Kemerovo region has signed an agreement on socio-economical cooperation with Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works, which owns several mines, a processing factory and service companies in the area. This year coal output in the region is expected to increase by 1 million tons. The company will spend 0.5 million rubles on…Details