Evraz intends to increase coking coal output at its Raspadskaya-Koksovaya mine. In 2-3 years output is expected to grow 1.5-fold, from 0.65 million tons planned for this year to 1 million tons. The goal of the company is to completely cover the need of its metal works in raw materials. As of September 19, output…Details
Energomashspetsstal has produced and shipped 8 support rolls with the total weight of 239.85 tons to ArcelorMittal Temirtau (Kazakhstan). The rolls will be used in 1700 hot-rolling mill, as well as 1400 and 1700 cold-rolling mills. 2 more support rolls with the total weight of 49.09 tons have been sent to AM Liege. ArcelorMittal Belval…Details
The state enterprise Selidovugol has signed 2 agreements with Universal Invest-Stroy LLC for the delivery of 386 thousand UAH worth of pit props. The company will have to supply 71 cubic meters of props of coniferous wood with the diameter of 10-20 cm and length of 2-4 meters, as well as 66 cubic meters of…Details
The department of the State Architectural-Construction Inspection in Zaporozhye region has accepted the reconstruction of the blast furnace No. 3 of Zaporizhstal.
Reconstruction allowed increasing the blast furnace capacity to 1050 thousand tons of pig iron per year.
The size of the reconstruction site is 8.5 hectares. (Ukrainian metal)
Azovstal Iron and Steel Works has initiated explosion works to disassemble a blast furnace.
“The blast furnace No. 3 disassembly is carried out within the reconstruction project”, the company informed.
Azovstal specialists have developed a set of health, labor and fire safety rules. (Ukrainian metal)
Mikheyevsky Mining and Processing Works intends to switch to the technology of three-stage ore grinding. Unlike the current two-stage technology the new one will allow for finer grinding of ore, resulting in the increase of copper content from 85% to 90%. Outotec (Finland) will supply the main machinery. In particular, the processing factory will get…Details
The Profil-Akras Pipe Works produced 20.2 thousand tons of pipes in August.
Deliveries to customers totaled 17.5 thousand tons, including 4.1 thousand tons for exports.
In September the company started preparing for the winter season. (Ukrainian metal)
Irbit Pipe Works has started manufacturing steel welded pipes for gas and oil pipelines according to GOST 20295-85. All the products have been successfully tested for compliance with the GOST. The standard applies to all steel welded pipes with 159-820 mm diameter used in construction of gas and oil pipelines, technical and industrial pipelines, etc.…Details
Ukraine decided to address the World Trade Organization on the issue of Kazakhstan limiting exports of Ukrainian pipes. In late August the Ministry of economic development and trade hosted a meeting with representatives of pipe industry, where obstacles on the way of delivering pipes to world markets, including the Eurasian Economic Union, in particular Belarus…Details
According to Severstal, this year metal consumption in Russia will increase by 5% YoY. Next year, consumption is expected to increase further by 3%. “This year we saw the growth of some 5% in H1, we believe H2 will not be worse. In 2018 construction will revive, especially railroad. We will still see metal consumption…Details
The license to develop a coal deposit in Sulukta is being sold for $8.2 million, the website of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use reported. It is noted that field No. 11 is put up for tender. The tender commission has set the cost of payment for the right to use the…Details
The U.S. Department of Commerce continues an antidumping duty investigation into imports of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod, originated Ukraine, Belarus, Italy, South Korea, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and UK. The U.S. Department of Commerce said on September 15, that it was aligning the final determinations in the…Details
Gold production on Russia’s Chukotka peninsula decreased by 12% YoY, to 17.178 tons in January-August, the regional government said in a statement. Alluvial gold output grew by 17%, to 1,822 kilograms. Silver production in the area fell by 20%, to 87.8 tons in the period. Chukotka Mining and Geological Company, a unit of Kinross Gold,…Details
The fifth bulk carrier with 75,000 tons of anthracite from South Africa for Prydniprovska and Kriviy Rih thermal power plants (TPP) of DTEK Energy has arrived in Ukraine, the company’s press service has said. According to its data, two bulk carriers with imported anthracite are being unloaded at the port, which will allow the company’s…Details
The Yuzhural Group of Companies has sold the Darasun Mine LLC with a large discount – just for $1 million. At present the mine is not operating. UGK bought the mine in October 2007 from Highland Gold Mining Ltd for $15 million after a fire that in September 2006 claimed the lives of 25 miners.…Details
In the city of Ussuriysk, Lider Stal Vostok LLC has opened a new manufacture of coil steel with polymer coating. At the works, employing 20 people, the steel imported from China is cleaned, polished, cut, coated and coiled again. Investments into the project totaled 58 million rubles. The capacity of the enterprise is some 80…Details
Sininda-1 LLC, a daughter company of Seligdar, has finished restoration of the factory at the Nerundinskoye deposits in the republic of Buryatia. The first 600 g of gold have been produced at the factory as of September 18. The factory will reach its full capacity of 8 thousand tons of ore per month (100 thousand…Details
In August prices of industrial manufacturers increased by 1.5% after a drop of 0.5% in July and 0.3% in June. In January-August prices increased by 2.4% YoY. According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, copper prices grew by 6.8%, other non-ferrous metals – by 5.9%, lead, zinc and tin – by 4.1, pig iron,…Details
In January-August Zabaikalye region mined 1077 tons of tungsten, down by 9.3% YoY. Two companies mine for tungsten in the region: Novoorlovsky Mining and Processing Works and Bom-Gorkhonsky Mine LLC. Novoorlovsky GOK provided for 96% of the total tungsten output, with Bom-Gorkhonsky Mine yielding just 4%. In 2016 the region obtained 1700 tons of tungsten,…Details
According to the regional department of coal industry the output is up by 11.3 million tons, or by 7.6% YoY. Coking coal share is 41.9 million tons, power-generating coal – 117.6 million tons. Razrez Kiyzasskiy LLC increased output by 1.9 million tons, Stroyservis – by 1.4 million tons, Kuzbassrazrezugol – by 1.3 million tons, Raspadskaya…Details
As of today Magadan region has obtained over 21 tons of precious metals (gold as well as silver, calculated into gold), up by 3 tons YoY.
Alluvial share is 12 tons, and ore share – 9 tons.
This year the region has to provide 31 tons of precious metals. (Ukrainian metal)
Kazzinc, one of the main producers of manganese concentrate in Kazakhstan, has signed an agreement with OMT (Russia) for the manufacture of a rock transportation system for Zhairem Mining and Processing Works. The system includes 33 belt conveyers of various sizes with the capacity of 5-2.08 thousand tons per hour. The total length of the…Details
Karabashmed has started commissioning the raw copper pouring line. The new automated equipment will increase the shop capacity as well as minimize pollution. “In 2004-2016 to develop and improve environment safety over 16 billion rubles were spent. 4 billion more will be invested in 2017-2018. The capacity of the works will increase to 150 thousand…Details
A rally of employees of the public joint-stock company Sukhaya Balka started near the building of the State Service for Geology and Deposits of Ukraine in Kyiv on September 19. The miners are demanding to implement the court ruling permitting the issue of deposit use permits, which the authority has not implemented due to unknown…Details
A new director has been appointed at Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works, situated in the pro-Russia militants-occupied territories. According to the Alchevsk journalist Oksana Sabardina, now residing in Zaporozhye, the new director is Alexei Smirnov, scientist-metallurgist. He is also a representative of the Russian owners of the works and the vice-president of Ukrainian Association of…Details
At an extraordinary meeting on September 15 Severstal shareholders approved of dividends for January-June 2017 in the volume of 22.28 rubles per ordinary share.
According to the company statement, the registry will be closed on September 26.
Earlier shareholders approved dividends for Q1 in the amount of 24.44 rubles per share. (Ukrainian metal)