The authorities of the Zabaikalye region want to allow individual gold extraction to increase alluvial gold output from 10 to 20 kg. The relevant amendments to the various bills have already been prepared and sent to the State Duma. Individual gold extraction has been prohibited in Russia since 1954. In 1990s the authorities of the…Details
Kazakhaltyn Technology LLC has commissioned the gold-extracting factory at the Aksu mine. At first it is planned to obtain up to 4 tons of gold and 2 tons of silver a year. Investments totaled 30.585 billion tenge. By the end of the year Kazakhaltyn intends to have commissioned two more factories at the Zholymbet and…Details
In January-October TALCO aluminum output decreased by 23% YoY, to 85.6 thousand tons valued at 330.4 million somoni. According to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, in January-October 2017 output was 110 thousand tons. This year the company has processed over 6.8 thousand tons of aluminum, up by 1.6 thousand tons YoY. In 10…Details
Evraz ZSMK has obtained the TSI certificate for the 54E4 and 49E5 European standard sections. The certificate allows the company to supply such rails to Europe to be used on high-speed and ordinary railroads. The company has also confirmed the TSI certificate correspondence for the 60E1 and 60E2 European sections. “The manufacture of 54E4 and…Details
Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has finished the repairs of the blast furnace No. 2. The cost of the repair exceeded 40 million rubles. The repair lasted for 18 days. All the parts of the new machinery were of local-make. One of the largest parts – the base of the furnace weighing 15 tons –…Details
The copper-smelting shop of Uralelectromed has started assembling the new crane to load charge into the anode furnaces. The cost of the machinery together with assembly will reach some 20 million rubles. This is the second crane manufactured by the Naberezhniye Chelny Crane Works, made to order. The first one has been working for a…Details
Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant will assemble a new complex on MAERZ furnace gas purifying valued at 200 million rubles.
Purification will reach 99%, and the total square of filtration will be 4.5 thousand square meters.
The new gas-purifying equipment will be commissioned in H2 2018. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-November Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine produced 1.095 million tons of rolled metal, down by 37.7% YoY. According to a company representative, steel output dropped by 35.9%, to 1.128 million tons, pig iron – by 37.8%, to 1.087 million tons. In November DMK produced 225 thousand tons of rolled metal, 237 thousand tons of…Details
In 2017 Corum Druzhkovka Machine-building Works increased output by 122% YoY. According to the company statement, the expected volume of products manufactured this year will be 757 million UAH. Loading of the company capacities this year has increased by almost a quarter, to 123%. In 11 months the works received 353 orders for the manufacture…Details
PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih continues to resettle the residents from the area of possible displacement of the earth surface in the Saksaganskiy district of Kriviy Rih and is ready to purchase every household located in the streets Lavrenyova and Chistopolskaya (“Zhukovka settlement”), at the price of 425 thousand hryvnia providing the conclusion of the sales…Details
Izhorsky Pipe Works, a part of Severstal, has supplied over 42 thousand tons of 1420 mm diameter pipes of K60 steel for the construction of the Sila Sibiri (Power of Siberia) gas pipelines. Such pipes can withstand increased deformations and remain stable under active seismic influence. The first batch of pipes was shipped to the…Details
Energoprom, a part of Renova and the only producer of graphitized electrodes in Russia, will help metal makers. In 2018 it will increase UHP and SHP electrodes output by one third, to 39.4 thousand tons and will sell around half of the products to metal makers with a 20-30% discount under long-term contracts. In autumn…Details
Kazakhstan’s companies specializing in geological exploration are ready to work in Uzbekistan, the general director of the Kazakh-Australian company “Aurora Minerals Group” Kaisar Kozhamuratov said at the 10th international conference “Uzgeoinvest-2017”. “Uzbekistan has always been interesting for us from the point of view of geological exploration, since there are a lot of large deposits here.…Details
Egypt will maintain tariffs on steel rebar from China, Turkey, and Ukraine for a period of five years, the trade ministry said, extending the temporary tariff imposed earlier this year. The tariff was first implemented in June to protect local manufacturers and set at 17% for Chinese steel, 10-19% for Turkish steel, and 15-27% for…Details
Residents of Min-Kush village (Naryn region) held protest against the development of open-pit coalmines. According to them, in the last two days, the inhabitants of Ming-Kush had to block the way to mines in order to attract the attention of officials. As the protesters noted, they believed that coalmining caused irreparable harm to the environment.…Details
President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev ordered to launch the plant for the production of metal structures of “Psi Stroy Industriya” LLP in Almaty region. “We ask you to give a start to the production of high-quality metal structures with a capacity of 18,000 tons per year. We are about to complete the construction of a…Details
Norilsk Nickel intends to have received the first gold-containing concentrate at its Bystrinsky Mining and Processing Works in late 2017. The operation of the second grinding line began on November 16 and would be finished not later than on December 10. “The construction of the processing factory has been completed in the record-short time. Now…Details
Susumanzoloto Mining and Processing Works has acquired 2 companies – Sever LLC in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and Novy Put LLC in Magadan region. The deals were finalized in late November. Both companies specialize in alluvial gold extracting. Sever LLC licensed sites reserves are estimated at 4.5 tons of gold. This year the company…Details
Izhstal has started manufacturing stainless steel with nitrogen alloying on secondary metallurgy units (external steel treatment). This technique improves steel plasticity and manufacture efficiency due to the decrease of alloying elements and azoted ferroalloys. Such metal products are used in shipbuilding, automobile, oil and gas and other industries. The company can also continuously cast over…Details
The authorities of the city of Volgograd have announced that they are preparing for the decrease of jobs at the Krasniy Octyabr Iron and Steel Works.
Since February 2018 some 177 employees will be fired.
Of them 11 are engineer-technicians, and 166 electrical engineers and gas and arc welders. (Ukrainian metal)
Energomashspetsstal has produced and shipped the low-pressure turbine rotor to Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited.
The product weighing 66.09 tons has been produced under the contract concluded in May. In November the rotor was successfully shipped to the customer.
The rotor is being transported via railroad and by sea. (Ukrainian metal)
Uralskaya Kuznitsa continues increasing output. In November the company manufactured over 9.7 thousand tons of products, having exceeded manufacturing results for the last 15 years. The works is a leading Russian manufacturer of drop stampings weighing up to 2.5 tons and 4 meters long. The company also produces weldless rings with the diameter of 4…Details
Evraz NTMK has obtained the license of the Association of American Railroads to supply N-36 wheels for cargo cars to North America. After 100 thousand miles the wheels will be additionally checked. N-36 wheels have been tested at the largest US BNSF Railway and faultlessly rolled for over 300 thousand miles. After that they have…Details
In January-September Ferrexpo paid 913.6 million UAH of taxes, up by 43.4% YoY. In particular, Poltava Mining And Processing Works paid 693 million UAH of taxes, Yeristovo GOK – 216.3 million UAH and Belanovsky GOK – over 4.3 million UAH. PGOK paid 122 million UAH to the local budget, 101 million UAH to the regional…Details
Canada Border Services Agency has announced the beginning of another antidumping and compensational investigation as to some types of rebars, produces, among others by Belarus. The investigation is scheduled to end on May 4, 2018. The agency will investigate the imports of hot-rolled rebars of the diameter up to 56.4 mm, except for some types…Details
Evraz has put a new long face 3-38 in operation at its Alardinskaya mine.
The face reserves are some 2.8 million tons of coking coal.
The mining is carried out at the depth of 240 meters. Until December 2018 the miners intend to extract around 240 thousand tons of coal per month. (Ukrainian metal)