Karabashmed is finishing the commissioning of the new mechanized raw copper pouring line. The trial starts of the line demonstrated a 2-fold decrease of pouring time – from 2 hours to 1. “This has allowed us to increase output and decrease delay time of the converter when the metal is poured. Previously because of the…Details
The state enterprise Ukrzaliznytsia has ordered Metinvest-SMC LLC the delivery of rails valued at 682.27 million UAH. This year the company has to supply 26 thousand tons of R-65 rails of K76F steel with the length of 25 m at the price of 26240 UAH per ton. In June Metinvest sold such rails 7% cheaper…Details
In Q3 Tulachermet, the largest pig iron manufacturer in Russia, received 223.5 million rubles of net profit. According to the company statement, Q2 saw the net loss of 427 million rubles. In January-September the net loss totaled 672.6 million rubles as opposed to 1.6 billion rubles of net profit in 9 months of 2016. Revenue…Details
Ferrexpo, controlling Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works, has attracted a 3-year $195-million loan. The loan has been organized by BNP Paribas and issued by 6 international entities. The loan has to be repaid by December 31, 2020. In January-September Ferrexpo exported 7.526 million tons of pellets. In 2016 the group received $189.2 million…Details
According to the Russian Steel Association, in 2017 local steel consumption will grow by 5.5% YoY. The previous forecast, published in June, presupposed the growth of steel consumption by 2%. “The positive dynamics of metal consumption is shown by the machine-building sector – 14%. Steel consumption by car manufacturers will increase by 9%, and by…Details
NLMK Group, an international steel company with operations in Russia, the USA and the European Union, was recognized in the 20th Annual Report Competition organized by the Moscow Exchange and RBC Group. NLMK topped the Best Annual Report in Metals & Mining category. NLMK also received a special Long-Standing Leadership award. NLMK Group is committed…Details
NLMK Group, an international steel company with operations in Russia, the USA and the European Union, received a gold medal at Metal-Expo’2017, the 23rd international industry awards, for its integrated dust emission control project at the Lipetsk site. The project enabled a 6% reduction in gross dust emissions. The project covers 12 initiatives executed across…Details
Metinvest Group decided to purchase 1,800 open wagons in 2017 and 2018. The company will almost double its railcar fleet up to 4,000 cars. The decision is driven by the need to curtail a negative effect on the group from the shortage of rolling stock in Ukraine, which resulted, inter alia, from lower turnover of…Details
Energomashspetsstal will produce another batch of supporting rolls for ArcelorMittal European companies. In particular, for AM Galati (Romania) EMSS will produce a supporting roll weighing 147.56 tons. The company is preparing to cast the 355-ton ingot, from which the roll will be made. The roll will be used in the 4300-plate-rolling mill. According to the…Details
In January-October the quantity of unwrought gold extracted in Kazakhstan equaled to 70.248 kg, up by 15.5% YoY.
According to the Statistics Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of National Economy, in the reporting period the output of unwrought silver amounted to 870,911 kg, down by 12.8% YoY. (Kazinform/Ukrainian metal)
Holders of $500 million worth Eurobonds of the Russian oil and gas pipe producer TMK have agreed to change conditions of a 2020 issue sold at 6.75%, the company said in a statement on November 16. In late October, the company offered several changes to the conditions, including a release of TMK’s U.S. subsidiary IPSCO…Details
In October Evraz ZSMK delivered 566 thousand tons of products via railroad to local customers and abroad, up by 6.8% MoM and by 5.2% YoY. In September the results were up by 23% and by 7% respectively, while in August – up by 6.5%, but down by 7.5%. In October Evraz ZSMK supplied 170.3 thousand…Details
In Q3 MMK-Metiz received 392.7 million rubles of net profit, down by 12% QoQ. In Q3 2016 the net profit was 160 million rubles. In January-September the company received 1.089 billion rubles of net profit. In the corresponding period of 2016 the net profit was only 270 million rubles. In Q3 revenue grew by 6%…Details
In Q3 Taganrog Iron and Steel Works received the net loss of 36.8 million rubles. In Q2 the net loss was 357 million rubles. And in Q3 2016 – 635 million rubles. In January-September Tagmet received 452 million rubles of losses, down from 962 million rubles in January-September 2016. Tagmet revenue in Q3 increased by…Details
In January-October Azerbaijan produced 5107.5 kg of gold, up 3.2-fold YoY.
According to the State Statistics Committee, in October gold output totaled 672.9 kg.
In 2016 Azerbaijan obtained 1894.1 kg of gold, down by 15%. (Ukrainian metal)
AzerGold has signed an agreement with Enterprise Solutions Consulting Group LLC for the creation of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. The cost of the contract is 180.76 million mantas. AzerGold was created on February 11, 2015. It is developing Garadag, Chovdar, Geydag, Dagkesemen, Kokhnemeden iron- and gold-bearing sites as well as the Kyuryakchay basin.…Details
The environment prosecutors filed a suit to recover 47 million rubles from Irkutsk Aluminum Works for the damage done to the environment when using the industrial and household waste landfill. According to the prosecutors the company has violated the rules to manage wastes, resulting in the damage to the environment. Thus, the soil and trees…Details
In January-September the net profit of VSMPO-Avisma dropped by 30% YoY, or by 6 billion rubles, to 15.09 billion rubles.
Revenues decreased by 775 million rubles, to 55.1 billion rubles.
Fixed liabilities increased from 39.1 billion rubles to 64.7 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
The assembly of a huge ball mill has started in the rotary shop of Chelyabinsk Zinc Works. The 70-ton machine is used for dry milling of zinc-containing calcined rotary oxide and turning it into a homogeneous product. According to the company CEO Pavel Izbrecht, in 2018 ChTZ will spend some 400 million rubles on environment…Details
Karabashmed will assemble 4 new bucket cranes with the lifting capacity of 16 tons in its metallurgical shop. The new lifting machinery will decrease copper concentrate unloading time, increase the volumes of received concentrate and create conditions to improve output. The assembly of the cranes is scheduled for late December. As the result of the…Details
Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant has finished the assembly of two additional rows of electrolysis baths within the program to increase copper cathode capacities.
Each row includes 40 ferroconcrete baths.
The project will increase cathode output by 16.7%, to 140 thousand tons per year.
Investments in the modernization are estimated at 420 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has completed the first stage of the coking battery No. 4 reconstruction – the foundation of the first plate. The total cost of the project is some 6 billion rubles. “This is a unique event for our city, our country and even for the whole CIS. Reconstruction of such a…Details
“The Kyrgyz government has no means to clear Kumtor’s open pit, so it is necessary to develop glaciers,” Deputy Prime Minister Duishenbek Zilaliev said at a parliament meeting. According to him, if Kumtor does not work, then the glaciers will collapse into the pit. The government will have to clear it at its own expense,…Details
Centerra Gold Inc. (Centerra) and Kumtor Gold Company (KGC) have summed up their operating results in 9 months of 2017. KGC produced 404,584 ounces or 12,583.98 kg of gold, Public Relations Department of Kumtor Gold Company reported. During the third quarter of 2017, Kumtor produced 138,561 ounces of gold compared to 166,030 ounces of gold…Details
In January-September the income of TMK increased by 31% YoY, to $3.191 billion. According to the company statement, in Q3 the growth totaled 3% QoQ, to $1.14 billion. EBITDA for Q3 increased by 27%, to $169 million, for 9 months – by 14%, to $444 million. Net profit totaled $22 million in Q3 and $46…Details
The Corum Druzhkovka Machine-Building Works has supplied 162 sections of anchoring to the Dalnyaya mine, a part of Donskoy Antrazit (DTEK). According to the company statement, this is the largest anchoring order this year. “Similar anchoring is already successfully used at the mine. We made the first delivery in 2013, and the second order is…Details