Ukraine: government to reform coal industry

The Ukrainian government intends to reform the coal industry and special measures are already being implemented to strengthen the country’s energy security, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman stated in a speech on the occasion of Miner’s Day, the government’s website reports. “For many years there has been and still is a burning need to put into…

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Russia: Izhstal passes QMS audit

Izhstal has passed the supervisory audit on the correspondence of its quality management system to the ISO 9001:2008 and the controlling check of manufacture to CPR 305/2011. According to the company statement, the audit and the check have been carried out by TUV SUD specialists. They inspected rolling and steel shops, documentation, etc. The experts…

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Kazakhstan: TMZ ferrosilicomanganese exports to Russia up in H1 2017

In January-July Taraz Iron and Steel Works increased ferrosilicomanganese exports to Russia 2-fold YoY, to 4.658 thousand tons. According to the company statement, TMZ is increasing capacity. In August the company created an industrial park with the size of 41 hectares, where its manufacturing, administrative and warehousing premises are located, as well as gas infrastructure.…

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Ukraine: coal consumption down in July 2017

In July Ukraine decreased consumption of coal by 19.4% YoY, to 3.57 million tons, but up by 11.3% MoM.

According to the State Statistics Service, in 2016 Ukraine consumed 31.3 million tons of coal, up by 9.4% YoY.

In June coal consumption decreased by 21.5% YoY, to 3.2 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NMZK fire insignificant

A fire on the territory of Novosibirsk Iron and Steel Works named after Kuzmin has been extinguished.

The accident took place on August 27.

The firefighters have evacuated 6 people. There have been no casualties.

Furniture and employees personal belongings were on fire in the shop No. 4 basement. (Ukrainian metal)

Uzbekistan: AMMC to develop new copper deposit

Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Combine, a monopoly copper producer in Uzbekistan, will execute a $420 million-worth project to develop Yoshlik II porphyry copper deposit by 2024, according to the decree of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The main parameters of the investment project have been approved in the document. The deposit should reach its designed capacity…

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