Russia: Severstal expands product range

Severstal has mastered the manufacture of polymer-coated rolled metal with the colored backside. Thanks to using protective colored enamel on the backside instead of the traditional grey, the cost of the final product becomes lower compared with the double-sided coating. Another novelty is the Steel Cashmere – GRS (glide rain slim). This is galvanized metal…

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Russia: Stoilensky GOK to speed up ore delivery

Stoilensky Mining and Processing Works will optimize the delivery of the ore from the quarry to the processing factory.

In particular, the company will build infrastructure to decrease the railroad route by 5 km.

The new railroad will be commissioned in 2020. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ZALK profits up in H1 2018

In January-June Zaporozhye Aluminum Works increased its net profit 71.7% YoY, to 390.898 million UAH.

The uncovered losses as of the late June totaled 6.619 billion UAH.

In H1 the works did not produce anything.

In 2017 ZALK decreased net losses 2.9-fold YoY, to 279.486 million UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Yakutia gold output up in H1 2018

In January-June the Republic of Yakutia increased gold output by 16% YoY, to 8055.26 kg.

Moreover, the output is 3.5% above the half-year target.

This year Yakutia intends to obtain 25 tons of gold. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: truck driver injured at UGOK

An accident happened at Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works on July 24.

A truck driver was injured while replacing wheels. He got his nose, jaw and hand damaged.

A special commission has been created to investigate the accident. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Komsomolskaya mine starts developing new long face

Komsomolskaya mine of Vorkutaugol has put into operation a new long face 612 with the reserves of 821 thousand tons of coal.

The length of the face is 300 meters, and the width – 2.2 meters.

The long face will be developed until April 2019. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: UMMC expecting output increase in 2018

This year Ural Mining-Metallurgical Company intends to improve output.

In particular, it expects to produce 390-400 thousand tons of cathode copper. In H1 the company produced 190-200 thousand tons.

Zinc output is forecast on the level of 280 thousand tons, ferrous metals – 1 million tons, and coal – 45-46 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)