In 2017 MMK supplied 980 thousand tons of galvanized rolled metal to the domestic market, as well as 310 thousand tons of polymer-coated metal. According to the company statement, its share in the galvanized metal consumption reached 31%, and in polymer-coated metal – 15%. Exports of galvanized metal to far foreign countries last year totaled…Details
The state enterprise TALCO and its subsidiaries have signed 5 contracts valued at $460 million with Uzbekistan companies. In particular, Uzbekneftegaz will finance the commissioning of 200 electrolytic baths. The total cost of this agreement, to be carried out in 2018-2020, is $320 million. Krantas Group will help create a joint venture to produce automobile…Details
In January-February Azerbaijan obtained 1353.4 kg of gold, up 7.5-fold YoY.
According to the State Statistics Committee, in February gold output totaled 608.3 kg.
Last year the country yielded 6390.8 kg of gold, up 3.4-fold YoY.
Gold and silver in Azerbaijan are mined at the Kedabek and Gosha deposits. (Ukrainian metal)
In January zinc ore mining dropped by 19.6% YoY, to 39.5 thousand tons. Zinc concentrate output totaled 19.6 thousand tons, down by 22.5%. Lead-zinc ore mining also decreased – by 21.7%. And only copper-zinc ores output grew by 7.7%. Similar trend was observed in previous years as well. In 2016 Kazakhstan mined 324.8 thousand tons…Details
Severniy Mining and Processing Works, Central Mining and Processing Works and Ingulets Mining and Processing Works have announced the price of the forced share buy-out (squeeze-out). For CGOK the price was set at 3.89 UAH per share, for SevGOK – 4.45 UAH and for InGOK – 2.56 UAH per share. Metinvest owns 99.75098% in CGOK,…Details
As a result of a cave-in at the Gaysky GOK mine two miners were damaged.
This is the third accident at the enterprise in a month.
The employees are in the emergency clinic.
The regional union promised to help. (Ukrainian metal)
The Siberian Mining and Metallurgical Alliance has decided to postpone the commissioning of the first stage of Ozernovsky Iron and Steel Works in Kamchatka for a month. Now the line with the capacity of 100 thousand tons of ore per year (2 tons of gold) will be put into operation in late April. “It is…Details
Within the program of the company development till 2020, Uralsibmet (Irkutsk) has opened a new metal base in the city of Krasnoyarsk. The product range includes rebars, beams, hot- and cold-rolled sheet, channel, angles, pipes, etc. Thus the company is implementing its plan to expand the regions of its presence. Now the company is present…Details
The capacities to produce galvanized and coated metal in Russia continue increasing. Soon such a line with a capacity of 400 thousand tons per year will be commissioned at Severstal. The Leningrad and Orel regions now posses polymer-coating lines with the capacity of 40 thousand tons per year. According to a survey, some 34% of…Details
From March 1 Severstal has started selling locked-coil ropes in metal drums only. The drum is included in the price, but could be bought out by the company. “The main goal of the innovation is to keep the rope safe while loading, transporting and unloading. The wooden drum could break, which could damage the rope.…Details
In 2017 Zaporozhye Ferro Alloys Plant increased net profit 9.4-fold, to 1.648 billion UAH. According to the company statement, its assets grew by 45%, to 3.5 billion UAH, while the total accounts receivable – 2.2-fold, to 2 billion UAH. Fixed liabilities totaled 192.34 million UAH at the end of 2017 as opposed to 203.2 million…Details
The state enterprise Yuzhnodonbasskoye No. 1 Mine Group has concluded an agreement with Dneproprommash LLC on the capital repair of hydraulic struts valued at 3.79 million UAH. In particular the company has ordered the repair of 96 struts DM14.01.000. The cost of the repair of one strut is 39461 UAH with VAT. The contractor provides…Details
Because of the loss of electricity at the Zolotoye and Karbonit mines in Kiev-controlled part of Lugansk region, over 170 miners have been trapped underground. In particular, 93 miners were blocked in the Karbonit mine, and 83 people in the Zolotoye mine. The electricity was cut off because of the severe weather conditions and heavy…Details
Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has started a major construction project – blast furnace No. 3. The furnace will cover one third of the company needs in pig iron, or around 3 million tons. The site, where the BF will be constructed, already has 2 large air heaters. They were constructed several years ago, but…Details
Armet LLC, a part of Anglo Russian Gold Ltd, in June intends to start constructing the Rudnik Archikoy mine in Zabaykalye region. In March the project documents will be submitted for the state expertise. In 2019 it is expected to mine 346 thousand tons of ore. The construction of the mine with the capacity of…Details
This year the Sakhalin region plans to increase coal output to 11 million tons. In case this goal is reached, the increase will amount to 45% YoY. Over half of the volume will be provided by Solntsevsky Coal Pit LLC, Gornyak 1 LLC, Boshnyakovsky Coal Pit LLC and Western Coal Company LLC. Last year the…Details
In January Russia exported 3.391 million tons of ferrous metals, up by 20% YoY. According to the Federal Customs Service, exports of semi-finished products of carbon steel totaled 1.196 million tons, up by 1.7%. Ferroalloys exports dropped by 16.8% YoY, to 0.054 million tons. At the same time exports of flat carbon steel products increased…Details
In 2017 Nordgold received $166.8 million of net profit, up by 4% YoY. Revenue grew by 14%, to $1.22 billion, and EBITDA – by 7%, to $520.5 million. The company net debt last year increased by 30%, to $656.3 million. Last year Nordgold produced 968.3 thousand ounces of gold, up by 11%. This year the…Details
The volume of Pobuzhye Ferronickel Plant investment program will this year amount to $.47 million. According to the company CEO Oleg Bespalov, $1.2 million will be spent on the reconstruction of the tubular rotary kiln gas-purifying equipment. Last year PFK began the long-term project on the reconstruction, investing $600 thousand in the purchase of 2…Details
The OECD Council approved Kazakhstan’s application to join the Organization’s Steel Committee, the press service of the country’s Ministry of Investment and Development reports. “Following the presentation of the preliminary review of Kazakhstan’s steel industry policy, which took place on September 28-29, 2017, the secretariat of the Steel Committee decided to recommend the OECD Council…Details
Last week the price of one ounce of gold decreased by 22.27 manats or by 0.99%. Accordingly, the average price of one ounce of gold stood at 2246.8688 manats. The price of one ounce of silver decreased by 0.2614 manats or by 0.9%, to 28.10186 manats. The price of one ounce of platinum decreased by…Details
In January and February Kazakhstan’s production of raw gold and semi-processed gold, or in powder form, increased by 4.7% YoY and amounted to 13,562 kg. According to the Statistics Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of National Economy, in the accounting period the production of raw silver and semi-processed silver, or in powder form, equaled 151,425…Details
Izhstal has commissioned a Kieserling line to turn the highest added value bar type. The line produces bright turned sticks with the diameter of 10-25 mm of all the steel grades, manufactured at the works, including stainless, tool and speed steel. The capacity of the line is 3.5 thousand tons per year. Izhstal has 2…Details
In January-February Khabarovsk region yielded 2216.2 kg of gold and 8.4 tons of silver, up by 3.8%, but down by 1.5% YoY respectively. At present only ore gold is extracted in the region. The alluvial gold season will start in May and last till late October. This year it is planned to obtain 23450 kg…Details
Last year VSMPO-Avisma increased titanium sales by 14% YoY. The company revenue dropped by 4.9%, to 72.435 billion rubles, with net profits down by 28%, to 19.138 billion rubles. The main factor of the decrease was the strengthening of the ruble, resulting in the drop in export revenue in rubles by 9%. EBITDA decreased by…Details
The United Metal Company has been named the best manufacturer of pipe products for the oil and gas industry in 2017.
The company was awarded this title in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016 as well.
The results of the rating are based on the survey of major Russian industry players. (Ukrainian metal)