In PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, a complex of close loop BOF gas cooling for blast furnaces Nos. 4, 5, and 6 was commissioned. The company cost as of UAH 192 million. Within the project, the framework of existing pumping station No. 2-BIS was repaired, three expansion tank-accumulators, nine high-performance pumping units, six water-air heat exchangers,…Details
The U.S. Department of the Treasury insists on lifting sanctions from Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL, multi-industry holding En+ Group, and EuroSibEnergo, Secretary Steven Mnuchin said following his meeting with U.S. Congress democrats “RUSAL, En+ Group and EuroSibEnergo have committed to provide Treasury with an unprecedented level of transparency into their dealings to ensure that…Details
Last year Bogatyr Komir LLC shipped 45 million tons of coal to its customers. The annual target of 41.3 million tons was exceeded in early December 2018. The company managed by Samruk-Energo and Rusal mines coal from two pits – Bogatyr and Severniy in Pavlodar region. Its balance reserves are estimated at 2.75 billion tons.…Details
In 2018 Ukraine exported 904.29 thousand tons of ferroalloys valued at $977.858 million, down by 3.5% and by 12.3% YoY respectively. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main customers were Turkey (16.94%), Italy (15.78%) and the Netherlands (13.73%). At the same time Ukraine imported 60.373 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 2%, valued at…Details
In 2018 Ukraine decreased coke and semi-coke exports 8.8-fold YoY, to 25.578 thousand tons valued at $6.754 million, down 7.3-fold. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main customers were Russia (46.54%), Belarus (31.85%) and Romania (12.53%). Last year Ukraine imported 839.757 thousand tons of coke and semi-coke valued at $251.724 million, down by 45.8%…Details
Gaysky Mining and Processing Works has put into operation a new cable electricity line of 110 kV.
The length of the line is 480 meters.
The cable was supplied by the Cable Alliance Holding.
Investments in the project totaled 60 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
Enterprises of Siberian Coal Power Company in Krasnoyarsk region continue increasing sales to the local market. Last year some 28.7 million tons of coal were supplied to the power plants and housing enterprises of the region, as well as Altai, Novosibirsk and Irkutsk regions, up by 10% YoY. Borodinsky pit demonstrated the highest growth –…Details
A roof of one of the shops of the terrorists-seized Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works collapsed. The roof was old and could not support all the snow. According to journalists, such accidents will become more frequent. The industry in the pro-Russia terrorist-occupied regions of Ukraine has always been in a bad state, but after 2014…Details
In 2018 DTEK increased gas coal output by 5.3% YoY, to 24.13 million tons.
In particular, DTEK Pavlogradugol mined 20 million tons of coal, and DTEK Dobropolyeugol – 4.1 million tons, up by 48.6%.
Last year DTEK invested 4.3 billion UAH in coal mining development. (Ukrainian metal)
Under the increased competition with Turkish manufacturers, decline in prices for metal products and rise in the cost of energy resources, PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih moved to more active measures to reduce costs and enhance energy efficiency. One of them is additional motivation programs for the employees. Thus, the company has launched a quarterly contest…Details
In 2018 Ukraine received $9.937 billion of revenue from the export of ferrous metals, up by 14.7% YoY. According to the State Fiscal Service, ferrous metals accounted for 20.99% of all the exports last year as opposed to 20.03% in 2017. In December 2018 ferrous metals export revenue was $760.141 million. At the same time…Details
Uralelectromed subsidiary (Manufacture of non-ferrous metals alloys) has started a program of advanced development to increase lead output.
According to the subsidiary director Tagir Khafizov, the company is constructing a new building to house a casting conveyer and a packing line. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 Dalpolymetal mined 858,623 tons of polymetallic ore, up by 17 thousand tons from the target. This is the highest result in the past 20 years. Last year investments in development exceeded 500 million rubles. This resulted in the processing factory producing 10.5 thousand tons of lead concentrate and 17.5 thousand tons of zinc…Details
Yevgeniy Baranov has been appointed the managing director of Trubodetal.
He has replaced Dmitry Markov, who has been in the office since July 2015.
Baranov has earlier been a director of the large diameter pipes division at Vyksa Iron and Steel Works. (Ukrainian metal)
Evraz NTMK has finished modernizing the automatization system of the continuous casting machine No. 1.
The system has been in used since 1995 and has been based on Siemens S5 equipment.
Following the modernization the company has switched to S7. (Ukrainian metal)
Subsidiaries of the United Mining and Chemical Company have concluded two agreements with Energy Trade Group LLC on the delivery of gas valued at 280.04 million UAH. In particular, Volnogorsk Mining and Processing Works ordered 16.8 million cubic meters of gas at 11.750 thousand UAH per 1 thousand cubic meters with the payment within 4…Details
In 2018 Ukraine decreased scrap exports by 33% YoY, to 327.547 thousand tons, valued at $105.646 million, down by 13.3%. According to the State Fiscal Service, in December 2018 Ukraine exported 7.488 thousand tons of scrap, in November – 3.863 thousand tons, in October – 8.274 thousand tons, in September – 7.59 thousand tons, in…Details
In 2018 Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works decreased concentrate output by 0.2% YoY, to 12.247 million tons. According to the company press-service, sinter manufacture dropped by 6.04%, to 1.746 million tons. In December 2018 UGOK produced 986.3 thousand tons of concentrate and 195 thousand tons of sinter, up by 8.6% and by 46.07% YoY respectively.…Details
Precious metal prices increased in Azerbaijan. The price of gold grew by 23.171 manats, to 2,202.8515 manats per ounce on January 10 compared to the price on January 9. The price of silver went up by 0.2096 manats, to 26.772 manats per ounce. The price of platinum increased by 6.4345 manats, to 1,405.492 manats and…Details
Rosterminalugol JSC, operator of Russia’s largest dedicated coal port (run by Port Management Company, PMC LLC), shipped 19.9 million tons of export coal in 2018, up by 5% from the target. The company handled 288 vessels with average shipload of 69,149 tons and unloaded 276,297 railcars. According to the statement, the high results were achieved…Details
In 2018 Ukrzaliznytsia transported over 273 thousand cargo cars with iron ore raw materials to the western border of Ukraine, up by 3% YoY. According to the acting chairman of Ukrzaliznytsia Yevgeniy Kravtsov, transportation volumes depend not only on the availability of the rolling stock, but also on the operation of all parties of the…Details
Co-owner of the ATB, a major retail network, Gennadiy Butkevich has become a major owner of the Nuclear Energy Systems of Ukraine LLC, which in 2017 obtained a right to develop 4 uranium deposits. Butkevich now owns 83.4% in the company. NESU has the licenses to develop Safonovskaya and Mikhailovskaya uranium fields in Nikolayev region,…Details
As of December 1, 2018 the salary debt to state miners was over 196 million UAH.
The total indebtedness was 234.7 million UAH, up by 84.1 million UAH since the start of the year.
Recently the Kurakhovskaya mine employees have announced a hunger strike because of non-payment of salary. (Ukrainian metal)
Hunger strikes at Selidovugol mines have been going for a week already. The Kurakhovskaya mine employees have been joined by another laboratory worker. While some other laboratory employees are not striking, they nevertheless refuse to work, until they are paid salary for the past 4 months. The strikes began on January 2. On January 4…Details