Russia: joint finishing of Ajaokuta steel plant discussed with Nigeria

Russia and Nigeria are discussing joint finishing of construction of Africa’s largest steel plant Ajaokuta, Nigerian ambassador to Russia Steve Davies Ugbah reported. “The president of Nigeria will come to Russia with a large delegation on October 23–24. They will consider singing contracts in various spheres, including mineral production, infrastructure development, contracts in the oil,…

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Russia: Polymetal to develop Tomtor

Polymetal intends to enter the development of the Tomtorskoye rare-earth metals deposit in Yakutia. According to the chairman Vitaliy Nesis, the board will discuss the issue in December. Before making its choice, Polymetal has looked at several other projects, including Chuktukon in Krasnoyarsk region and Belozimenskoye deposit in Irkutsk region, but had to stop at…

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Uzbekistan: Uzmetkombinat exports up in January-August 2019

In January-August Uzbekistan Iron and Steel Works exported 275.6 thousand tons of metal products, up by 12.2% YoY. Ferrous metals accounted for the lion’s share of exports. Enamelware accounted for the rest. “At present the company exports to 8 countries. Afghanistan and Kazakhstan purchase rolled metal, Kyrgyzstan and Russia – copper and alloys products, Tajikistan…

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