Russia: coal exports up in H1 2017

In January-June Russian coal exports climbed by 10% YoY, to 90.353 million tons, the Ministry of Energy statistics said.

In June, Russia exported 15.916 million tons of coal.

Coal production in January-June totaled 197.204 million tons including 174.182 million tons supplied. (Portnews/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: first meters bored at Kumroch

“Zoloto Kamchatki” has bored the first meters at the Kumroch deposits, one of the most promising sites in Kamchatka. This year the company intends to bore 80 thousand meters of rock and produce 20 tons of gold. The total volume of investments in the project amounts to 1 billion rubles. At the Kumroch deposits an…

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Russia: AGRK modernizing processing factory

Aleksandrinskaya Mining and Ore Company, a part of Russian Copper Company, has started a major modernization process at its processing factory. In particular, the ceramic vacuum filter will be replaced by the hydraulic filter-press. The new filter produced in Spain will decrease moisture contents in copper and zinc concentrate from 12% to 8%. “The copper…

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Russia: MMK 2350 mill turns 75

The 2350 mill of MMK was produced in 1935 by Uralmash and sent to Zaporozhye. When in1941 the issue arose of producing armor steel, the equipment together with the workers and their families was evacuated from Mariupol to MMK. On July 1, 1942 the mill was put into operation. “Until the end of the war…

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Russia: Severstal-Metiz products used in construction all over CIS

Severstal-Metiz has supplied a large batch of rebar threads for the construction of port Alyat in Baku (Azerbaijan) and the bridge over the Ural River in Kazakhstan.

The combined weight of the two batches is 2 thousand tons.

The 7-wire threads are used as rebars in ferroconcrete structures. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Selidovugol to buy conveyors

The state enterprise Selidovugol has concluded two contracts with Contest System LLC on the delivery of conveyors valued at 101.6 million UAH. By April 2018 the “Ukraine” mine will have received 6 conveyors, produced by the Krasnoarmeysk works “Promyshlennoye oborudovaniye” LLC and “Company “Profit Invest” LLC. The volume of the transaction is just 0.1% below…

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Russia: OMZ-Spetsstal appoints new CEO

Mikhail Ispolov has been appointed the CEO of OMZ-Spetsstal, and he would also work as the deputy manufacturing director of OMZ.

Ispolov replaced Serge Yeroshkin, who has been the OMZ-Spetstal CEO since 2012.

The new director will have to increase manufacture efficiency, decrease expenses and improve product quality. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coke output down in H1 2017

In January-June Ukraine produced 5.037 million tons of bulk coke, down by 22.5% YoY. In particular Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works decreased output from 1.468 million tons to 1.272 million tons, Alchevsk Coke and Chemical Works – from 900 thousand tons to 125 thousand tons, Makeevkoks – from 503 thousand tons to 127 thousand tons,…

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