The European Commission has started an antidumping investigation of the low-carbon ferrochromium imports from Russia, China and Turkey. The investigation was started at the request of the sole EU manufacturer of this product – Elektrowerk Weisweiler, a part of Afarak. The investigation will cover April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017. According to the Eurostat,…Details
In May Ukraine produced 6.076 million tons of iron ore raw materials, up by 1.8% MoM, or by 97.5 thousand tons. Average daily output of unprepared raw materials was 133.9 thousand tons, down by 22 thousand tons MoM, while that of prepared raw materials increased from 43.4 thousand tons to 62.1 thousand tons. In January-May…Details
Beringpromugol has finished constructing the customs point at the Beringovsky port on Chukotka. The point will start operating in July. The company is ready to export coal. In May coal mining was suspended to construct the customs point and the road. This year the Fandyushkinskoye deposits are supposed to yield 400 thousand tons of coal.…Details
Within the modernization program Uchaly Mining and Processing Works has purchased 2 Caterpillar R1600H load-haul-dump machines at 32 million rubles apiece.
The volume of their ladles is 5 cubic meters.
The new machines will be used at the Uzelginsky mine. (Ukrainian metal)
According to the State Fiscal Service, in May Ukraine exported 3.703 million tons of iron ore raw materials, up by 142 thousand tons YoY. In January-May Ukraine exported 15.7 million tons of iron ore raw materials, down by 1.9 million tons YoY. Deliveries to Slovakia increased by 456 thousand tons, while to China dropped by…Details
Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has successfully passed the rebars manufacture audit for the correspondence to the Austrian standard. The certificate obtained opens a new export destination for the company. The audit has been carried out by Wien-Zert. The reinforcement steel of grade V550V and the diameter 102-20 mm has been checked. Following the audit…Details
Because of the reforming of the coal industry it is possible to save 1.5 billion UAH per year, which could be used to modernize coal enterprises. “Our task is to create conditions to decrease coal mining prime cost, increase gas coal output, provide for the social protection of miners and the clearest process of buying…Details
The state enterprise Selidovugol has ordered the scientific-manufacturing company Gornye Mashiny (Mining Machines) the delivery of mining equipment valued at 213.53 million UAH. By April 2018 the company will have supplied 102.73 million UAH worth of powered support sections; a flight conveyor (64.69 million UAH) and a winning machine (46.11 million UAH). The conveyor and…Details
The Intinskaya coalmine located in Russia’s Komi Republic, belonging to a small independent producer Intaugol, has collapsed with one miner staying under debris showing no observable vital signs, a source in emergency services of the republic reported. After collapse of the mine, 191 miners were brought up to the surface. Out of 16 miners that…Details
NGO Russian Railways (RZD) Logistics illegally shipped 76,300 tons of coal from the occupied areas in Donetsk region controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (“DPR”) to Russia in May, according to Ukrainian NGO Sprotyv.info. The plan of shipments was approved by the Economic Development Ministry of the Russian Federation. Out of the 76,300 tons…Details
The prosecutor’s office of the Russia-occupied Crimea has stopped trading operations of Valki-Ilmenit LLC in Zhitomir region without the special license to use subsoil resources.
This has been reported by the General Prosecutor of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko.
Valki-Ilmenit is the only quarry supplying raw materials to the occupied Crimean Titanium. (Ukrainian metal)
The scrap export limitation is the necessary means of regulation on behalf of the government. According to the state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa director Vladimir Vlasyuk, it is necessary to limit export of scrap, but not to completely prohibit it. “I understand the discussions between scrap procurers and consumers. But the current duty still allows traders to…Details
In January-May Kosogorsky Iron and Steel Works increased share of sales of pig iron both locally and abroad 1.7-fold, from 47% to 81%.
The company has also increased the output of high-quality pig iron, having supplied 20.6 thousand tons to local and foreign customers, or 70% of the total sales in May. (Ukrainian metal)
The only alluvial gold extractor in Sakhalin region – Vostok-2 – has as of June 23 obtained 13 kg of gold. The company started washing sand on May 17. The washing season will end in October. The target of this year is 75 kg of gold, up by 41% YoY, or by 22 kg. Vostok-2…Details
In July Ukraine will produce 1.7 million tons of steel.
According to Ukrmetallurgprom, pig iron output will total 1.6 million tons and rolled metal – 1.4 million tons.
For June Ukrmetallurgprom forecast steel output on the level of 1.6 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)
The state gas company Ukrgazdobycha has ordered Interpipe Ukraine LLC the delivery of 3439 tons of compressor-pump pipes valued at 174.99 million UAH. According to the agreement the pipes have to be supplied in June-August. In May Ukrgazdobycha bought 17 thousand tons of casing pipes valued at 839.2 million UAH from Interpipe. In 2016 Interpipe…Details
Ukrainian Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman claims that none of the state companies buys coal from Russia.
According to him, the Cabinet of Ministers does its best to diversify coal deliveries.
“We’re replacing coal with other fuel types, especially anthracite coal, which is now on Ukrainian mines, seized by Russia-supported militants”, he said. (Ukrainian metal)
In May industrial output in Ukraine increased by 1.2% YoY.
According to the State Statistics Service, quarrying production decreased by 4.6%.
Metal output dropped by 8%, coke – by 20.6%. (Ukrainian metal)
Peter Hambro has lost his bid to stop a major Russian investor from filleting the board of Petropavlovsk, the gold mining company he co-founded more than 20 years ago. Shareholders at the London-listed miner’s AGM voted 70% in favor of a resolution by Renova to oppose the reappointment of Hambro. They also voted down the…Details
This year scrap procurement will be lower than last year. “In 2016 Ukraine procured 3.471 million tons of scrap. It’s difficult to forecast anything for this year, but we believe that procurement will decrease”, Ukrmetallurgprom president Alexander Kalenkov said. Last year local market received 3.192 million tons of Ukrainian scrap. In January-May 2017 scrap deliveries…Details
The EBRD is deepening its efforts to promote economic inclusion in the energy sector and the extractive industries of Kazakhstan with a $ 140 million loan to Bakyrchik Mining Venture LLP for the development of the Kyzyl gold deposit. The investment will create hundreds of jobs in eastern Kazakhstan and bring the highest international standards…Details
Sulukta coal deposit was put up for auction, the State Committee of Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of Kyrgyzstan reported. The starting price of plot No. 5 (mine shaft 2/8) is $3,800. According to the forecasts, coal reserves at the field are 381,190.5 tons. The local section Vostochniy (parts of mine shaft 6/18) was put…Details
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev by his decree has approved a framework agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for implementation of the uranium tailings remediation program of the Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia (ERA). The framework agreement was signed on March 16 in Tashkent during the visit of the EBRD delegation,…Details
Attractiveness of scrap sales on the local market of Ukraine has increased. According to the acting CEO of Metinvest-Resource Dmitry Klopatovsky, this has to do with the implementation of the 30 euro per ton export duty and its proposed prolongation for two years. “And now metal makers pay more for scrap than abroad”, he stressed.…Details