Russia: Raspadskaya-Koksovaya to increase coking coal output

Raspadskaya-Koksovaya mine has changed the method of coal extraction.

The switch will allow increasing coal output 2.5-fold.

The first long face to operate with the new mining method has been prepared. Its length is 225 meters and coal reserves are 886 thousand tons.

Monthly output is expected at 150 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Denisovskaya factory sets coal processing record

Denisovskaya factory set an absolute record of coal processing on March 27.

The factory processed almost 22 thousand tons of coal.

The day before, on March 26, another record was set at the factory – Denisovskaya mine extracted 4500 tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK DanSteel expands niche plate line

NLMK Group, a global steel company, has begun hot testing of its accelerated cooling system at NLMK DanSteel’s hot-rolling plate mill in Denmark. The new equipment will fundamentally change the company’s product mix and increase the share of niche plate, including for offshore wind power generation and pressure vessels. The new accelerated cooling system is…


Russia: 3.5% in Polyus placed on secondary market

A company belonging to Said Kerimov is placing about 4.67 million shares, or a 3.5% stake in Russian gold producer Polyus, on the secondary market.

The offering is proceeding with an accelerated book building.

VTB Capital, Gazprombank, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Sberbank CIB act as the organizers. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Gaysky GOK completes jaw crusher assembly

Gaysky Mining and Processing Works has commissioned an Uralmashzavod jaw crusher.

Until the end of the year UMZ intends to produce over 30 large crushing machines, up almost 2.5-fold YoY.

The jaw crusher has been assembled at the first crushing stage of the processing factory. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK updates reheating furnace at its hot-rolling shop in Lipetsk

NLMK, NLMK Group’s Lipetsk site, has started installation of the reheating furnace equipment in its hot-rolling shop. A new walking-beam furnace will replace a previous-generation pusher-type furnace. The new furnace will add 110 thousand tons per year (+2%) to the hot-rolling mill’s output, improve product quality thanks to a more sophisticated technology for charging slabs…