Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has once again been included in Living Planet channel and the Modern Media Research Institute (MOMRI)’s bi-annual list of the top ten Russian companies in the fuel and energy and metallurgical sectors for environmental performance. Thanks to good results in the second half of 2017, MMK placed 9th on…Details
The net profit of Russian steelmaker Severstal went up by 28.4% YoY, to $461 million in January-March, as calculated under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the company said in a statement on April 17. Revenue grew by 23%, to $2.173 billion in the period, and operating profit rose by 22.9%, to $585 million. EBITDA increased…Details
Anglo Asian Mining PLC (AAM), a producer of gold, copper and silver in Azerbaijan, produced 18,307 ounces of gold in the first quarter of 2018, up by 26% YoY, according to the company report. The company said that such a sharp increase in the gold production was linked with the launch of production at the…Details
The prices of the main precious metals varied in Azerbaijan on April 16, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The cost of gold increased by 9.9705 manats, to 2288.353 manats per troy ounce compared to the price on April 13. The cost of silver increased by 0.2108 manats, to 28.3104 manats per…Details
In February export prices increased by 1.6% from December 2017, while import prices – by 1%. According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of the National Economy, iron ore ores became 14.5% more expensive, manganese ores export prices increased by 13.2%, copper – by 13.1%, coal – by 3.9% and zinc – by 2.6%.…Details
Zhezkazgan Copper Smelting Works will be operating at full capacity, according to Kazakhmys Smelting. The plant will operate 2 ore-smelting furnaces and a sulfur acid shop. In 2009 due to the decrease of available raw materials the works switched to the operation of only 1 smelting furnace. But as the copper-containing raw materials volumes will…Details
In Q1 Khabarovsk region obtained 3519.6 kg of ore gold and 12.8 tons of silver, up by 8.4%, but down by 5.5% YoY respectively. This year the region intends to yield 23450 kg of gold, up by 1.3% YoY. Alluvial gold season will start in May, so at present only ore gold is mined. Last…Details
The price of the license for the development of Tyrnyauz tungsten-molybdenum ores in Kabardino-Balkaria dropped 2-fold, from 2.2 billion rubles to 1.08 billion rubles. On the basis of the deposits a new industrial complex could be created, providing some 1 thousand jobs. The estimated reserves of the deposit are around 210 thousand tons of tungsten…Details
In March ChTPZ supplied 113.8 thousand tons of metal via railroad to domestic customers and abroad, down by 2.5% MoM, but up by 25.2% YoY. In February the results grew by 0.7% and by 49%, while in January by 5.2% and by 35% respectively. In Q1 sales reached 346.5 thousand tons, up by 35.8% YoY.…Details
In March Vyksa Iron and Steel Works supplied 223.6 thousand tons of metal via railroad to local customers and abroad, up by 15% MoM and by 30.7% YoY. In February the results dropped by 24.6%, but grew by 15.8%, while in January increased by 16.2% and by 48% respectively. In Q1 railroad shipments reached 675.7…Details
In 2017 the VTB bank purchased 10.7 tons of gold from extractors in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
Last year the gold miners of the region received 750 million rubles to prepare for the season within the loan program, up by 53% YoY.
VTB is a leader in Russian gold purchases. (Ukrainian metal)
As of April 1, the gold-extracting companies of Magadan region mined 3933 kg of ore gold, with 1417 kg obtained in March. Silver output in three months totaled 163.9 tons. Gold mining increased by 11% YoY, while that of silver dropped by 8.3%. The decrease has to do with the scheduled drop of output at…Details
In Q1 Zabaykalye region yielded 929 kg of gold, up by 17% YoY.
Tungsten concentrate output totaled 215.54 tons.
Zinc and lead concentrate manufacture reached 13822.54 tons and 8091.45 thousand tons respectively.
Coal mining totaled 5655 tons. (Ukrainian metal)
South Kuzbass has purchased new machinery for the Krasnogorskaya processing factory. The separator valued at 6.4 million rubles has been purchased under the technical revamping program. The new machine can process 215 tons of ore per hour. “The new machinery will provide for the stable operation of the whole manufacture, decrease operational expenses and electric…Details
The metal shop of Proizvodstvo polymetallov, a subsidiary of Uralelectromed, has started assembling a new converter. The machine will replace the outdated one. The old machine has already been disassembled. On its place a concrete foundation with the volume of 160 cubic meters has been laid. The replacement is scheduled to end in May. The…Details
According to the Baykal Mining Company CEO Yuri Ryabov, the mining and processing works at the Udokan copper deposits will be commissioned in 2022. In a year it was expected to mine 6 million tons of ore. At the same time, some media reported that the commissioning would be postponed for a year. But the…Details
Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant is improving the quality of packaging.
The new scheme of copper wire rod packaging prevents damage in transit.
The novelty has to do with the increase of the coil compression, which makes it more compact. Such coils are less subject to vibration in transit, and thus, to damages. (Ukrainian metal)
PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, the largest producer of palladium and refined nickel in the world, and Russian Platinum LLC have signed a framework agreement on strategic partnership. According to the agreement, the parties will establish a joint venture to develop disseminated ore deposits in the Norilsk Industrial District. The JV will be 50%-owned by Nornickel…Details
RUSAL intends to complete the development of a feasibility study in 2018 for the construction of a scandium oxide production unit at one of its Russian operations. Such a development adds to the company completing another series of pilot-scale tests in 2017 to recover scandium oxide from red mud on its new unit constructed at…Details
Energomashspetsstal has shipped ArcelorMittal companies 345 tons of supporting rolls. According to the company press-service, the contract to produce rolls was signed in 2017. In particular, for ArcelorMittal Temirtau EMSS produced 197 tons of rolls for hot- and cold-rolling mills. 148 tons were shipped to ArcelorMittal works in Spain, Belgium and France. At present over…Details
The state enterprise Toretskugol has ordered the Donenergoexport LLC the delivery of 300 tons of mine sections valued at 11.63 million UAH. The enterprise has ordered three types of sections with the length of 12 m: 150 tons of SVN-22, as well as 75 tons of SVP-27 and SVP-33 sections each. One ton of each…Details
According to the Svoboda Truda union chairman Igor Tokovenko, on April 18 the Severniy Mining and Processing Works employees will go on a strike. They intend to demand increase of salary, decrease of the working hours norms and setting up labor terms. Last year the State Fiscal Service found out that the enterprise did not…Details
Russian gold producer Polymetal International has signed an agreement with Russian Copper Company to exchange the Tarutinskoye field in Russia for 85% in the East Tarutinskoye field in Kazakhstan, Polymetal said in a statement on April 16. “As a result of the transaction, Polymetal will receive 85% of LLP Tarutinskoye, the license holder for the…Details
In 2017 the Industrial Metallurgical Holding increased revenue by 32%, to 85.36 billion rubles. The company net profit dropped by 18%, to 7.6 billion rubles, while its gross profit increased by 38%, to 27.9 billion rubles. EBITDA grew by 45%, to 17 billion rubles. The company product prime cost increased by 29%, to 57.4 billion…Details
Lemtrans, a leading private operator of railway rolling stock in Ukraine, concluded a two-year contract in the framework of long-term cooperation with one of the largest steel producers ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. This contract provides the consignor with the complex provision of the rolling stock for the supply of fluxes, coal and coke and export of…Details
Astana is gearing up to host the 25th World Mining Congress on June 19-22. Majilis member Albert Rau said that it would be a milestone event dated to the 60th anniversary since its establishment of the Congress in Warsaw in 1958. According to Rau, the establishment of the congress led to a significant breakthrough in…Details