Russia: MMK allocates over 8.7 billion rubles for environmental measures in 2019

In 2019, Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) allocated more than 8.7 billion rubles for environmental protection, of which more than 5.3 billion rubles were spent on capital construction of new and reconstruction of existing environmental protection facilities. MMK allocated a further 3.4 billion rubles for on-going environmental protection measures including repairs and maintenance of…

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Russia: NLMK Group approves Integrated Quality Management System Policy

NLMK Group, a global steel company, announces the approval of its Integrated Quality Management System Policy. A single corporate document now encompasses the company’s quality, environmental protection, production safety and energy efficiency goals and commitments. The policy has been approved as part of the development of the company’s Integrated Management System and meets the requirements…

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Kazakhstan: investment opportunities in mining and metallurgy presented at PDAC conference in Canada

Kazakhstan has presented the investment opportunities in the field of mining and metallurgy at the annual PDAC Exhibition and Conference in Toronto. The three-day industry event was attended by over 25 thousand people from 135 countries, the press service of Kazakh Invest informed. The Kazakhstan’s delegation included the Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development…

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Uzbekistan: coal imports up in 2019

In 2019 Uzbekistan increased coal imports by 21.8%, to 706.8 thousand tons, valued at $20.3 million, up by 25.5%. The largest suppliers were Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, which increased sales by 29%, to 556.1 thousand tons, and by 7.1%, to 136.5 thousand tons respectively. The price of Kyrgyz coal dropped from $26.06 to $25.78 per ton,…

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Russia: CherMK finishes pre-heating assembly of coke-oven battery No. 11 first unit

Severstal is finishing the pre-heating assembly of the coke-oven battery No. 11 with the technology of charge tramping at Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works. The cost of the investment project amounts to 33 billion rubles. The technology will allow processing low-value coal grades from Vorkutaugol without losing quality indexes. Thus the company will not only…

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Ukraine: DTEK installs Wi-Fi in mine

For the first time in Ukraine, DTEK has installed Wi-Fi at the depth of 500 meters at the Yubileynaya mine in order to provide a multi-functional system for miners’ safety, using almost 130 km of cable. “The system will allow getting data from various safety meters in real time and informing miners of the change…

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