The Cabinet of Ministers has prolonged for 2018 the licensing of anthracite exports at the approval of the Ministry of energy and coal industry. The correspondent decree No. 1018 dated December 20 has been published in the Uryadovy Courier newspaper. The accompanying message says that the licensing is aimed at preventing uncontrolled exports of the…Details
In January-November Ferrexpo exported 9.433 million tons of iron ore pellets. In particular, Poltava GOK exported 7.07 million tons and Yeristovo GOK – 2.362 million tons. In 11 months Metalloinvest exported 4.984 million tons of pellets (Mikhailovsky GOK – 2.916 million tons and Lebedinsky GOK – 2.068 million tons). Karelsky Okatysh exported 5.038 million tons…Details
In January-November DTEK Energo increased purchases of coal from state mines of the Lviv-Volyn basin by 17.4% YoY, to 668 thousand tons.
According to DTEK press-service, in November purchases grew 3-fold YoY, to 73 thousand tons, but remained on October level. (Ukrainian metal)
Administration of the Ingulskaya uranium mine, a part of the state enterprise VostGOK, has filed a suit against 94 miners, who went on a strike in November demanding the increase of salary. The administration wants the court to declare the strike illegal and believes the strike resulted in the enterprise losing some 1.46 million UAH.…Details
The Russian company, RosGeoPerspectiva, will carry out geological exploration work to find copper and gold in the promising areas of Kazakhtau and Kazakhtau 1 in Navoi region of Uzbekistan. The Russian side and the State Committee of Uzbekistan for Geology and Mineral Resources have already prepared a draft agreement on geological exploration and pilot production…Details
PJSC Vesco and PJSC Druzhkivka Mine Administration (Druzhkivka, Donetsk region) will pay UAH 795.6 million and UAH 204.8 million of dividends to shareholders in the period from December 22, 2017 to June 21, 2018. According to a company report in the information disclosure system of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission, the shareholders made…Details
In 2017 Zaporizhstal has increased transportation of its products by water by 6% YoY, to 573 thousand tons. According to the company statement, thus, 17% of the products were shipped by water. Traditionally the main consumers of Zaporizhstal metal, sent by water, are Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece and Romania. “Water transport is the most efficient way…Details
Since the start of the year Raspadskaya has mined 6 million tons of coking coal. This is the record-high result since 2009. Average monthly output is 500 thousand tons of coal. Last year the company mined 5 million tons. Raspadskaya mines a valuable coking coal, which after processing is supplied to metal and coke enterprises…Details
Silver Bear Resources Plc has increased the resources of its Vertikalnoye deposits in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) to 1.8 million ounces of silver. The resources have been moved to the Measured and Indicated category with the silver content of 1572 g per ton. At present the company is storing ore to start silver manufacture…Details
In December Krasnoyarsk Iron and Steel Works has implemented an innovative technique of aluminum processing Bonderite-2040, developed by Henkel.
So far, KraMZ is the first and only plant in Russia to use this technique.
The new technique is more environment-friendly: water consumption has decreased by 70% and the water purification has improved. (Ukrainian metal)
TMK has successfully passed the re-certification audit of the corporate quality management system for the compliance with ISO 9001:2015.
The audit has been carried out by Lloyd’s Register.
The corporative certificate for the correspondence of the TMK quality management system to ISO 9001:2015 has been granted for the next 3-year period. (Ukrainian metal)
Russian steel manufacturers have started increasing prices for local customers because of the ongoing growth of export prices. Thus, NLMK has increased its January 2018 prices for hot- and cold-rolled metal by 10%, and Severstal – by 4%. Steel started getting expensive in December. In just one week (December 15-22) average local prices have grown…Details
Nord Gold SE, the internationally diversified low-cost gold producer, has announced that it is still at the initial stages of assessing the prospect of gold mining in Uzbekistan. “Uzbekistan has one of the world’s richest gold reserves, so any interest we have in the country would not be surprising. However, we are still at the…Details
Urov-Zoloto LLC, extracting gold in Zabaykalye region, has obtained 122 kg of alluvial gold this year. The output plan for the next year is 100 kg. Next year the company will not take part in new auctions. The work will be performed under the current 4 licenses. At present all the operation is stopped. The…Details
In November Russia produced 4.26 million tons of pig iron, down by 16.7% YoY (4.4 million tons in October). In 11 months pig iron output in Russia decreased by 15.6% YoY, to 47.396 million tons. Ukraine produced 1.6 million tons of pig iron in November, down by 16.2% YoY (1.655 million tons) and 17.721 million…Details
Chelyabinsk Pipe Works has become a guarantor on the bank guarantee granted to Pervouralsk Pipe Works. The guarantee was granted by Bank Uralsib. The agreement was concluded on December 22. According to the document, the guarantor will be responsible to the bank together with the borrower. The volume of the guarantee is 1.58 billion rubles.…Details
In January-November Gaysky Mining and Processing Works received over 70 units of mining machinery of foreign make: Atlas Copco, Sandvik, Komatsu, BelAZ, Caterpillar, Normet, KGHM Zanam, etc. The company has also received 15 units of Russian machines, produced in particular, by Machine-Building Holding (Yekaterinburg), Khenkon (Krasnoyarsk), Miner (Smolensk region), Kamaz (Naberezhnye Chelny), etc. Most of…Details
Beloretsk Iron and Steel Works has put in operation a new bearing test bench. The equipment allows finding careless suppliers, decrease expenses on purchases and the number of unscheduled repairs. Ball and roller bearings are the most needed spare parts at BMK – each year the company buys some 30 thousand pieces of bearings at…Details
Alexey Mordashov, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of PAO “Severstal”, and the company’s management team visited production departments of the Yakovlevsky mine, and approved of next year’s business plan, while meeting employees of the plant. The chairman and managers visited the central control room where the production management is located, as well as…Details
Metalloinvest and the United Metallurgical Company (“OMK”) held a Coordination Committee meeting dedicated to their performance in 2017 and next year planning. The meeting held at JSC Ural Steel (part of Metalloinvest) was attended by Andrey Prosyanik, the domestic sales director of MC Metalloinvest, Evgeny Maslov, the managing director of JSC Ural Steel, Pavel Stepanov,…Details
The state enterprise Selidovugol has concluded an agreement with Vizarremprom LLC on the supply of spare parts for the sections of mechanized anchoring valued at 80.15 million UAH. In particular, the company has to deliver 22 types of products to the 1/3 Novogrodovskaya mine within 10 working days since 100% prepayment. The agreement is valid…Details
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed an agreement on providing a $350 million syndicated loan to Ukraine’s largest steel mill, PubJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. “The EBRD has signed the biggest project in Ukraine this year,” EBRD Senior Adviser Anton Usov wrote on Facebook. The loan is designed to support the mill’s…Details
Irkutsk Aluminum Works has started shipping the KEP-2 coke to produce baked anodes. The main customer is Sayanogorsk Aluminum Works (SAZ), which produces baked anodes for its own metal manufacture, as well as for other Rusal works. So far 38 railroad cars with KEP-2 weighing 2380 tons have been shipped to SAZ. IrkAZ was able…Details
Inaglinsky GOK, 100% owned by Kolmar Group LLC, has purchased two sites with coal deposits in Neryungrinsky district of Yakutia for 182.4 million rubles. The auctions have been considered not taken place, as there was only one bid – from Inaglinsky GOK. According to the auction commission, the bid meets all the demands and the…Details
In November Russia produced 6.025 million tons of steel, up by 1.4% YoY, but down from 6.225 million tons in October. In 11 months steel output totaled 66.453 million tons, up by 2.9% YoY. Ukraine decreased steel output in November by 4.9% YoY, to 1.85 million tons (1.91 million tons in October). In January-November Ukraine…Details
Ormet is finishing the construction of infrastructure at the Luchistoye quarry needed to start mining. The site has electricity, water supply system and lighting. The depth of the quarry is 20 meters. The first tons of ore will be extracted from below 30 meters. By the end of the year the company plans to have…Details