Polish Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski assured that the authorities would probe into coal supplies from the areas of Donbas temporarily occupied by Russian proxy forces and further such supplies would be banned, Ukrainian Energy Minister Ihor Nasalyk said. “When we met with the minister, we noted this issue, and we received assurances that a full-fledged…Details
Russian gold output increased by 5.93% YoY, to 122.3 tons in January-June, the Finance Ministry said in a statement on October 4 citing data on supplies to gold refineries. Mined gold output rose by 5.48%, to 96.3 tons in the period, while by-product gold output increased by 15.07%, to 8.4 tons, and gold scrap production…Details
The Kostanay region has started implementing the project to mine coal at the pit No. 2 of the Kushmurunskoye deposits.
Investments are expected on the level of 209.5 billion tenge, and the site will be developed for 45 years.
Overall coal output will reach 188.2 million tons.
519 jobs will be created. (Ukrainian metal)
On September 30 Electrozinc finished the repair of its zinc manufacture and resumed operation at the main shops.
During the repairs a new sanitary discharge pipe was assembled at the sulfuric acid shop.
As of late October 2 the electrolysis shop produced 150 tons of zinc. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-September Amur region yielded 2.4 million tons of coal.
Amursky Ugol carries on its program to modernize mining and transport machinery. Thus, new bulldozers appeared at Yerkovetksy and Severo-Vostochniy pits.
In 2018 the program will continue.
Yerkovetsky pit was put into operation in 1991, Severo-Vostochniy pit – in 1932. (Ukrainian metal)
Kosogorsky Iron and Steel Works increases ferromanganese sales to the local market and abroad.
In 9 months sales increased by 5.2 thousand tons YoY.
In particular the local market and neighbor foreign countries received 46.8 thousand tons, and to far foreign countries the company exported 0.3 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-September Krasnoyarskugol mined 4.4 million tons of power-generating coal, up by 12% YoY. The increase is explained by the positive dynamics on the coal market. Analysts say that coal consumption by major power companies has increased, as have the exports. “Coal remains the cheapest and the most trusted type of fuel. According to our…Details
Orlovsky Steel Rolling Works, a part of Severstal-Metiz, has shipped another batch of fasteners for the construction of the Yekaterinburg-Arena. Screws and M20 nuts will be used in assembling spectator stands for the World Cup 2018. This is not the first batch of the company fasteners to this arena – previously the company has already…Details
The anode-baking furnace No. 2 at the copper-smelting shop of Uralelectromed has been repaired.
It took a month to repair the furnace.
The furnace capacity is 350 tons of anode copper per smelting. (Ukrainian metal)
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will provide ArcelorMittal Group with a loan of 350 million euro to finance capital expenditures at ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. The corresponding project was approved on October 4, and it would be signed within a month. The project aims to support the AMKR investment program valued at $1.1 billion.…Details
The situation favorable for investments in metal industry is possible only in 3-5 years. “Most companies now invest in vital projects. Investments in the sector now amount not to billion dollars, but to hundred millions”, Mechel CFO Sergey Rezontov said. According to him, in the past several years there have been almost no new investment…Details
Miners of the Neryungrinsky pit, a part of Yakutugol, have shipped the 350-millionth ton of coal since the company has been put into operation.
The previous milestone – 340 million tons – was reached in 2016.
The first train with coking coal was sent to consumers on October 26, 1978. (Ukrainian metal)
The Olenegorsky Mining and Processing Works has started assembling machinery of the crushing and sorting complex to produce crushed stone. Commissioning is planned for October. The specialists will have to assemble 3 crushers and 16 conveyors of 15-18 meters depending on the crushing fraction. There will also be a laboratory. “The Metso crushing and sorting…Details
Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has put into operation the slab-heating furnace in the rolling shop after repairs. The machinery is a part of the chain to produce high quality steel sheet. The cost of the repair was some 2 million rubles. The repaired furnace heats slabs before they are rolled at the 2300/1700 mill.…Details
In January-September Ukraine exported $6.171 billion worth of ferrous metals, up by 14.9% YoY. According to the State Fiscal Service, ferrous metals accounted for 19.7% of all exports as opposed to 20.76% last year. In September Ukraine exported $690.21 million worth of ferrous metals, down from $732.545 million in August. Ferrous metals imports in 9…Details
Miners of the Novovolynskaya No. 9 and Buzhanskaya mines have been striking for two days, refusing to go underground. They demand payment of salary for July and August. They also want Alexander Zorin to remain the CEO of the state enterprise Volynugol. According to some sources Andrei Pilipyuk could become a new general director. The…Details
In January-September DTEK Energo mined 16.9 million tons of coal, up by 10.5% YoY. In September the group mined 1.8 million tons, on the August level. “The DTEK coalmining enterprises operate at full capacity, so that during the heating seasons Ukrainians receive heat and light without failures”, the DTEK Energo mining director Mikhail Barabash declared.…Details
According to the decision of the Eurasian Economic Commission, the antidumping duty on Ukrainian hot-rolled angles will be 37.89%. The decision will come into effect in 30 days after its official publication, but not earlier than October 11. In May it was decided to impose a preliminary antidumping duty for 4 months (till October). With…Details
The Nikolayev-based shipyard Smart Maritime Group starts repairing the LS-42 dredger of the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works sinter factory. The work has to be done in 6 months. SMG has long been cooperating with Mariupol Ilyich. In particular, this year the company produced lined barrel mixer with the diameter of 2.8 meters and…Details
Russian coal exports in January-September increased by 5.4% YoY, to 138.449 million tons, the Ministry of Energy of Russia statistics showed.
In September, the commodity exports totaled 15,257,000 tons.
Coal mining in the nine-month period reached 299,193,000 tons, with 260,204,800 tons delivered. (PortNews/Ukrainian metal)
Personnel reshuffle took place at Kumtor. The Vice Presidents for finance, procurement, risk management, as well as the manager of the supply department left their offices. Thanks to the recently achieved agreements, significant steps have been taken between the Kyrgyz government and Kumtor Gold Company to achieve transparency and openness of the Kumtor project. The…Details
Baikal Mining Company has started designing a technical unit of the Udokan ore processing facility at one of the world’s largest copper deposits, it said in a statement on October 3. “Baikal Mining Company and Mekhanobr Engineering have agreed to design a technical complex of the Udokan metallurgic facility. The work is to be finished…Details
Zaporizhstal has postponed for half a year the construction of the oxygen-converter shop because of the EU duties on hot-rolled metal. According to the company CEO Rostislav Shurma, in 5 year Zaporizhstal invested 8.5 billion UAH into modernization, having assembled gas-purification equipment at all of its 6 sintering machines. The company has been pondering the…Details
Evraz Yuzhkoks sells heating energy (heating and hot water) to a part of Kamenskoye citizens at tariffs 4-5 times lower than in other cities of Ukraine. The works provides services to the recipients of the energy depending on the size of their premises. “This is a small part of the town. Their tariff was 5…Details
Ukraine will not be able to import coal from Poland in this heating season, as the country is in need of coal imports itself. According to the energy programs director at the Center for world economy and international relations of the National academy of sciences of Ukraine Valentin Zemlyansky, recently Poland has started importing coal…Details
The people deputies of Primorye region have discussed the appeal of the regional port authorities to limit exports of ferrous metals scrap.
The share of the region in the Russian scrap exports does not exceed 20%. Exports mostly go to South Korea. Direct railroad exports of scrap are almost zero. (Ukrainian metal)