Russia: UEM to extract antimony from slag

Uralelectromed has increased the capacity of its site to process industrial products of the chemical and metallurgical shop. Antimonous slags originating during the pyrometallurgical processing of lead cake are sent to the chemical and metallurgical shop, operating since 2017. In 2019 the site received two additional electrolysis baths, which would allow producing 100 tons of…

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Russia: Severstal invests over 1 billion rubles in CherMK labor safety

In 2019 Severstal invested 1.1 billion rubles in labor safety at Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works. In particular, the group has reconstructed premises in order to improve working condition and decrease risk of injuries. The reconstruction mostly concerned ventilation systems, conditioning, replacement of old lighting system and the assembly of railings. All in all there…

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Russia: Evraz net profit down in 2019

In 2019, Evraz received $365 million of net profit, down by 85.2% YoY. EBITDA dropped by 31.1%, to $2.6 billion. Consolidated revenue fell by 7.3%, to $11.9 billion. At the same time capital investments increased by 44.6%, to $762 million. This year Evraz plans capital investments on the level of $900 million. Net debt as…

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Russia: MMK social investments up in 2019

In 2019, MMK Group’s financial contributions to charitable causes and social programs increased by almost 4% YoY, reaching 2.5 billion rubles. At the same time, the share of the plant itself in the group’s total volume of social and charitable expenses amounted to around 70%, totaling almost 1.8 billion rubles, 11.6% higher than in 2018.…

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Russia: Nornickel wants budget support for housing and ice class ships

Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel has suggested the government cover 50% of spending on 85-billion ruble renovation of housing in the city of Norilsk, and subsidize construction of ice-class ships and upgrade of port infrastructure. Sources said that the Industry and Trade Ministry had preliminarily approved the company’s request for state support, the majority of…

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