Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine is operating 2 blast furnaces but is preparing the third one for operation. According to the company statement, the BF No. 1M was blown on July 22, and it was the only BF to produce pig iron in July. BF No. 9 was blown on July 23, and started producing…Details
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Since the start of the alluvial gold season HERGU has obtained 247 kg of the precious metal, down by 11% YoY. As of early August 2016, the company has obtained 278 kg of gold from its sites, with the same result in 2015. This year HERGU intends to get 700 kg of gold, down by…Details
Severstal, one of the world’s leading steel and steel-related mining companies, has created a hybrid Data Lake as part of its digital strategy to secure the company’s competitive advantages in the long-term. The infrastructure is designed to store company functional data files for subsequent processing and use in Severstal’s data analysis, machine learning and artificial…Details
China National Gold Group (China Gold) is interested in Musa Bazhayev’s Russian Platinum’s projects in Russia and Kyrgyzstan with investments of up to $4.6 billion. These are the Chernogorskoye and Norilsk-1 polymetallic fields on the Taimyr Peninsula and the Jerooy gold deposit in Kyrgyzstan. Russian Platinum confirmed talks with China Gold, but said it was…Details
Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov’s Onexim Group is selling a 7% stake in aluminum giant UC RUSAL to a company affiliated with Sual Partners of Viktor Vekselberg and Leonard Blavatnik for $503.9 million, RUSAL said in a statement on August 11. At present, Onexim holds 13.7% in RUSAL and Sual Partners has a 15.8% stake. As…Details
Russian retailer Magnit and metals giant Norilsk Nickel were put on Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 most innovative companies, according to a statement on Forbes’ Web site. Magnit obtained the 53rd place on the list and Norilsk Nickel holds the 63rd position. Software developer Salesforce regained the top spot as the world’s most innovative…Details
U.K.-based mining giant Evraz, which operates mainly in Russia, plans to keep the ratio of its net debt to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) at 2 in 2017, Vice President Nikolai Ivanov said during a conference call on August 10. “We plan no serious changes of the net debt level at the…Details
The state coal companies have started receiving budget funds to pay salary to miners. The largest part of them was used to clear debts. According to Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of the Independent Miners Union, Selidovugol has paid June salary and 10% for July. Lisichanskugol miners received all the June money and 12% for July.…Details
GRK MLD LLC intends to put its copper concentrate and cathode mining and processing works in the East-Kazakhstan region into operation this year. According to the regional department of entrepreneurship and industrial-innovative development, investments into the project total 17.4 billion tenge. The works capacity will be 750 thousand tons of ore per year. (Ukrainian metal)Details
In January-June VIZ-Stal thanks to its energy efficiency improvement program decreased electricity consumption by 529 thousand kWh and of gas by 722.5 thousand cubic meters. This allowed the company to save 5.1 million rubles In particular, the company has finished modernization of two nitrogen-producing mills used in the thermal treatment of metal. The project will…Details
The Volgograd Iron and Steel Works “Krasniy Oktyabr” is carrying out modernization of the manufacturing capacities at its rolled metal finishing shop. According to the company statement, a new metal processing line is being constructed there. The foundation for the PL-250 centerless turning machine and RL-250 two-roll straightener has been complete. The foundation will be…Details
Metalloinvest and Chelaybinsk Iron and Steel Works have signed long-term contracts for the delivery of around 1.6 million tons of iron ore raw materials and pellets. According to the contract by June 30, 2018 Mikhailovsky Mining and Processing Works will have supplied some 0.6 million tons of pellets and 1 million tons of iron ore…Details
Zagorsky Pipe Works has shipped a batch of pipes to Gazprom. According to the company statement, the lot included 6 thousand tons of 1020 mm diameter pipes with the wall thickness of 14-16 mm. The pipes will be used by Gazprom transgaz Yugorsk, Gazprom transgaz Tomsk and to repair pipelines in Samara, Volgograd, Sverdlovsk and…Details
Evraz lost $556 million from selling Sukhaya Balka. According to the company statement, its consolidated losses from the currency exchange differences amounted to $586 million. The agreement to sell 99.42% of the GOK was concluded on June 1. The sum of the contract is $108 million to be paid by installments till December 31. The…Details
Evraz Group is still considering selling Evraz Yuzhkoks. “We have variants and the understanding how to sell it”, the company president Alexander Frolov said. Still, according to him, it is too early to speak of any potential deal or its terms. In October 2016 Evraz concluded an agreement to sell Yuzhkoks. The payment had to…Details
Energomashspetsstal has produced and shipped another batch of rolls to Azovstal Iron and Steel Works. The rolls will be used in bar rolling. According to the contract, signed in April, EMSS has produced 24 working rolls for hot-rolling with the weight of 6-16 tons. The total weight of the batch is 170.72 tons. (Ukrainian metal)Details
Severstal has learned of a fake electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org. This address sends out commercial offers to buy rolled metal at prices lower than current Severstal Distribution prices. The company also reports of the phone calls with the same content. At present Severstal is trying to terminate the illegal use of its trademark. (Ukrainian metal)Details