Russia: Mechel announces change in management

Mechel reports that its chief financial officer Andrey Slivchenko is leaving the company following the completion of his two-year contract. “We are deeply grateful to Andrey Slivchenko for his huge contribution into our efforts on stabilizing the company’s financial situation. Andrey joined our team at a very complicated time and has well discharged the duties…

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Russia: Kola abandons outdated raw material preparation technology

Kola (subsidiary of Norilsk Nickel) has decommissioned the pelletizing and roasting sector (PRS), in effect abandoning the obsolete technology used since 1960s and shifting to copper-nickel concentrate briquetting. Kola completed this work in line with Metallurgical production facilities revamping program, specifically to improve the company’s environmental performance. The shutdown of the roasting area required major…

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