Russia: KMEZ reaches new volumes of cathode manufacture

In January-March Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant produced 31.9 thousand tons of cathodes, having reached a new record. In Q1 the copper-smelting shop was working at its maximum capacity, providing copper electrolysis shop with anodes and copper powder. 38.9 thousand tons of anodes were manufactured there. The copper electrolysis shop produced 31.91 thousand tons of copper…


Ukraine: Groysman supports introduction of temporary moratorium on bankruptcy of coalmines

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman has supported the introduction of a temporary moratorium on the bankruptcy of coal mining enterprises. “The norm on the moratorium on bankruptcy should be temporary to conduct restructuring, because I believe that some people dishonestly exploit Ukrainian legislation to block the work of Ukrainian mines. I support, and I…


Ukraine: Metinvest warns against illegal use of its property in uncontrolled areas

The Metinvest mining and metal group has warned individuals and legal entities that are both residents and nonresidents of Ukraine against the illegal use of its property remaining at the enterprises in the non-controlled territory (NCT) that have taken over by representatives of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DPR) and “Luhansk People’s Republic” (LPR). The…


Russia: coal exports up in Q1 2017

In January-March Russian coal exports climbed by 7% YoY, to 43.591 million tons, the Ministry of Energy statistics said.

In March Russia exported 15,489,400 tons of coal.

Coal production in January-March totaled 99,352,200 tons including 91,272,200 tons supplied. (Portnews/Ukrainian metal)

Uzbekistan: Almalyk Works starts developing the “Dalnee” deposits

Almalyk Mining and Processing Works has embarked on the most ambitious investment project of the Program of measures on structural reforms, modernization and diversification of production for 2015-2019 at JSC “Almalyk MMC” – “Development of “Dalnee” deposit”. On March 1, President Shavkat Mirziyoev signed a Resolution “On measures on expansion of production facilities of JSC…