In January-February Ukraine exported 3.3 million tons of ore via seaports, up by 44.8% YoY. Ferrous metals exports dropped by 3.8%, to 2.7 million tons. The Yuzhniy port exported the most ore – 2.8 million tons, up by 63.8%. Lately iron ore exports via seaports have been decreasing – in three years they fell by…Details
According to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko’s order, the state enterprise Lvivugol has to receive 200 million UAH from the state budget. The money will be spent to purchase machinery for the Mezhirechenskaya, Lesnaya, Stepnaya and Chervonogradskaya mines. Commissioning of new long faces at these four mines will increase coal output in Q1 by…Details
Nordgold is not planning to launch the Uryakh project in Irkutsk region in the short-term. According to the company, the resources available are not enough for the construction of a separate mine. Thus, this year the company will be carrying out additional prospecting to increase the Uryakh resource base. Nordgold intended to start gold extraction…Details
The Siberian Manufacturing-Geological Enterprise, a part of the state holding Rosgeologia, has found three promising sites with gold ore within the Aldan-Maadyr node in the Republic of Tyva. The enterprise has been prospecting for ore gold there under a contract signed in July 2017. As a result of drilling the enterprise was able to find…Details
Vyksa Iron and Steel Works is finishing modernization of two lines at the pipe cutting sites of the pipe electric welding shop No. 5. The project began in 2016. The need for the modernization was due to the expiration of the previous machinery lifetime. Earlier the company has put into operation new Japanese thread cutters.…Details
Oskol Electrometallurgical Works is constructing a site of rolled metal thermal treatment with the annual capacity of 70 thousand tons. The company specialists have started assembling the main machinery; the first section of the first furnace has already been assembled. It is expected that the first rods will be thermally treated in late 2019 –…Details
Evraz is selling 1% of the Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works to its shareholders. The cost of the deal is $32.3 million. The shares will be purchased by Lanebrook Limited. Evraz bought 1% of UGOK in 2008 for $38 million. In 2018 UGOK produced 12.2 million tons of concentrate and 1.7 million tons of sinter.…Details
Since December 2018, Nord Supra LLC, Waiton Company LLC and Technomine Invest LLC have received 20 orders from the state mine groups valued at 143.1 million UAH. In particular, the state enterprise Mirnogradugol placed orders valued at 75.96 million UAH, Yuzhnodonbasskoye No. 1 Mine Group – 54.19 million UAH, Mine named after Surgay – 10.26…Details
Early on March 27 a fire broke out at the ventilation drift of the Pokrovskaya mine of the Pokrovskoye Mine Group in Donetsk region.
29 miners were evacuated.
The fire broke out at the depth of 815 meters.
There were no casualties. (Ukrainian metal)
All the three converters of the Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works have been switched to using combined steel blow technique. The total cost of the investment project exceeded 350 million rubles. With the new technique the time of the converter smelting will decrease by 0.5-1.5 minutes, which will result in the company savings of some…Details
The government decree dated March 21 has made amendments to the government decree dated August 30, 2013 on the customs duties on exported goods. According to the amendments, the customs duty on the export of tungsten ore and concentrates is zeroed. The decree comes into effect in 30 days since its official publication and is…Details
In 2019 Urals Mining and Metallurgical Company investments in the capital construction of the Gaysky Mining and Processing Works will grow almost 2-fold YoY, to some 6.2 billion rubles. The most part of the funds – over 4 billion rubles – will be spent on the project to increase ore output to 9 million tons…Details
Russian investors have bought 30% of the new Evraz eurobonds. Evraz has placed 5-year eurobonds in the volume of $700 million and with the interest rate of 5.25%. J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch, Gazprombank, ING and Sberbank KIB acted as organizers of the issue. British investors bought 23% of the bonds, continental European investors –…Details
Russia’s gold output rose by 13.8% YoY, to 17.84 tons in January, the Finance Ministry said on March 27 citing the data on supplies to the refining plants. Mined gold output rose by 15.1%, to 14.11 tons, while by-product gold output increased by 40%, to 1.26 tons, but gold scrap production fell by 0.8%, to…Details
Vladimir Potanin, the key shareholder of Russian metals producer Norilsk Nickel, plans to start negotiations with aluminum maker RUSAL, which owns 27.82% in Norilsk, to change the dividend formula to reduce the payouts, Bloomberg reported on March 27. Norilsk Nickel’s shares lost 2.2% at the opening of the Moscow Exchange on the news. RUSAL of…Details
In February Ukraine produced 1.69 million tons of steel, up by 5% YoY. The country was able to retain its 13th position in the Worldsteel rating. World steel output in February totaled 387.61 million tons, up by 3.76% YoY. China, remaining on the first position, increased steel output by 9.18%, to 149.58 million tons. (Ukrainian…Details
The international ratings agency Fitch Ratings has granted Rusal the long-term rating of BB- with the stable outlook. Rusal has been operating successfully even under US sanctions. Moreover their impact was limited and their implementation had been several times postponed, thus the company did not feel the overall impact of the sanctions, Fitch said. (Ukrainian…Details
The Supreme Court has confirmed the legitimacy of the ruling of the Eastern commercial court of appeals on annulling the agreement dated 2015 for the state enterprise Coal Company Krasnolimanskaya (Donetsk region) to supply over 65.128 thousand tons of coal to Trading House – Resource (Zaporozhye) at a price one third below the market. The…Details
In 2018 Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works decreased net profit more than 2-fold YoY, to 2.33 billion rubles.
In 2017 net profit exceeded 4.7 billion rubles.
Last year revenue dropped by 13%, to 9.99 billion rubles.
Sales profit fell to 330 million rubles from 2.2 billion rubles in 2017. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2019 Pavlik intends to extract 7 tons of gold, up by 6% YoY. The output capacity of the mining and processing works will remain the same – 5 million tons of ore per year. Last year the rate of the gold extraction from ore reached 80%. Thus the enterprise produced the record high 6.6…Details
Severstal Steel Decisions is increasing its manufacturing capacities by purchasing a second Voortman V250 machine to drill plates. The new machine is purchased under an investment program to modernize the manufacturing site in Orel with the total cost of 100 million rubles. The Severstal Steel Decisions works is situated in the city of Orel at…Details
In 2018 Nordgold net profit decreased by 45% YoY, to $91.9 million. EBITDA dropped by 10%, to $470.2 million. Revenue fell by 6%, to $1.143 billion. In Q4 2018 the company had a net loss of $17.3 million against $17.3 million of profit in Q3. EBITDA went up by 26%, to $124.7 million, and revenue…Details
Capital investment projects will become the main focus for the Metinvest group this year. “We have recently commissioned the continuous casting machine No. 4 at the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works, but this is only the beginning of our large-scale investment program, as it allows us increasing our steel output by 1 million tons.…Details
On April 20, ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih will shut down its largest blast furnace No. 9 for capital repairs. The work is scheduled to be completed in 45-48 days. The company will replace cooling plates of the furnace and the charging equipment, repair the shell, concrete spray the furnace and apply refractory concrete to the hearth.…Details