NLMK Group, an international steel company, is pleased to announce that RAEX (Expert RA) has assigned it the highest credit rating of ruAAA with a stable outlook, making NLMK Group the first metals and mining company to be awarded the highest rating by the agency. The rating acknowledges the company’s high creditworthiness and financial reliability,…Details
In January-June Ferrexpo enterprises (Poltava, Yeristovo and Belanovsky Mining and Processing Works) transferred 1.3 billion UAH worth of taxes to budgets of all levels. In particular, PGOK transferred over 1.1 billion UAH, EGOK – 189.9 million UAH and BGOK – 5.3 million UAH. Poltava GOK paid 110 million UAH to the local budget, 141 million…Details
The land in Shyrokivskiy district of Dnipropetrovsk region for construction of tailing pond is in state ownership and possession was delivered to PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih legitimately, explained Yuriy Martynyuk, General Legal Counsel of Legal Administration of the company. – Not all people are aware of this issue. Please explain, what was in the beginning?…Details
In August NLMK-Ural metal sales via railroad totaled 130 thousand tons, up by 13.4% YoY.
In January-August sales grew by 13.3% YoY, to 900 thousand tons.
Sales to Russian customers totaled 621.2 thousand tons, up by 26.1%, while exports dropped by 7.7%, to 278.8 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In August NLMK-Kaluga received 112.2 thousand tons of ferrous scrap via railroad.
According to the railroad statistics, this is up by 2.8% YoY.
In January-August scrap deliveries totaled 886.2 thousand tons, up by 9.1% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
Polymetal has started processing raw materials from Latin America at its Amur Hydrometallurgical Works. “Amur HMW is operating like a hub. Since the second half of 2017 we have been processing concentrates of other companies. These are concentrates from the Far East, Siberia and even Kazakhstan. We have also processed a small batch from Latin…Details
In August direct scrap deliveries to NLMK-Ural totaled 176 thousand tons.
According to the railroad statistics, this is up by 4.1% YoY.
In 8 months ferrous scrap deliveries reached 1.11 million tons, up by 2.3% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
In August NLMK-Kaluga increased sales of metal via railroad by 2% YoY, to 91.8 thousand tons.
In January-August the company sold 752.2 thousand tons of metal, up by 5.2% YoY.
Sales to Russian customers accounted for 306.3 thousand tons, down by 1.8%, while exports grew by 10.5%, to 446 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
The shares of Rusal at the opening of trade at Hong Kong stock exchanged fell by 6%. Rusal is preparing to decrease output because of the US sanctions. The term of business operations with Rusal expires on October 23. Deripaska’s representatives are in constant contact with the Department of Finances, but there is no evidence…Details
Ukrainian journalists tracked down former employees of the Crimean Titanium plant, who explained why a chemical disaster occurred. The reason lays in grave violations of the technology process to dispose of hazardous substances – leftovers of titanium production. “For three years, hydrolysis acid has been drained into settling reservoirs in full violation of technology,” ex-worker…Details
The prices of precious metals increased in Azerbaijan on September 11, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The price of gold grew by 1.4535 manats, to 2,029.7575 manats per ounce on September 11, compared to the price on September 10. The price of silver went up by 0.0665 manats, to 24.0502 manats…Details
Russian metals producer Norilsk Nickel has launched a $2.5-billion environment protection initiative Sulphur Project at one of the two planned facilities, the company said.
The project was started on the Medny plant and will later be launched at the Nadezhdinsky smelter. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)
Russia’s Economic Development Ministry expects aluminum producer UC RUSAL to finish registration in a special administrative region in October, Minister Maxim Oreshkin declared on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum on September 11. “The law will come into force soon, now all bylaws are being prepared, there will be some adjustments including legislative adjustments.…Details
China Minmetals Corporation subsidiary has asked the Arbitrary court of Chelyabinsk region to recover the debt from Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works under the contract to construct the rail and beam mill. The Chinese company is claiming $16.69 million and interest. At the same time ChMK has filed a counter claim because of the bad…Details
Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant has assembled the main equipment of the LUHR gas filter.
It is used to purify gases of the main copper-smelting machine of the company – the MAERZ furnace.
The filter is expected to be commissioned this year.
The cost of the project is 200 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
President of Nornickel Vladimir Potanin has visited the deepest mine of the company, which is also the deepest in Eurasia, – the Skalisty Mine at the depth of 2056 meters. The Skalisty project is estimated at 134 billion rubles. Last year the mine yielded 1.9 million tons of ore, and this year 2.2 million tons…Details
On September 7 Electrozinc shut down its zinc manufacture to carry out annual repairs. Until the end of the month all the machinery will be checked, cleaned and repaired. Some 1 thousand employees are participating in the work, both contractors and shop workers. The main object of the repair is the sulfur acid shop. The…Details
Alexander Popov has been appointed the CEO of Bystrinskoye Mining and Processing Works effective as of September 3.
He has previously worked in Kuzbassugol, Vorkutaugok, Olkon and Krasniy Kotelschik.
The ex-CEO of BGOK Vladimir Nakivayko has been working at Nornickel enterprises for 25 years. (Ukrainian metal)
The Titanium Investments LLC subsidiary in the town of Armyansk, in the north of the Russia-occupied Crimea, the manufacturer of titanium dioxide, has shut down all of its 8 furnaces. “The last furnace was shut down on September 9”, the company deputy CEO Andrei Dogadov said. According to him, the water used in the manufacture…Details
Rushydro has taken a pause in entering the Taishet Aluminum Project of Rusal. “There is a pause, not only on our behalf, but also on behalf of our colleagues, the banks. They have to settle the project financing based on their own vision of what’s going on”, Rushydro chairman Nikolay Shulginov said. “Taking all the…Details
Energomashspetsstal has produced equipment for the fourth power unit of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant. According to the company station, a representative of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India visited the works to check the equipment. “The EMSS specialists have produced the tube for the main reactor coolant pipe with the diameter of 1130×65. The…Details
In January-August Azovstal produced 2.689 million tons of rolled metal, up by 29.2% YoY. According to the company statement, steel output grew by 0.5%, to 2.824 million tons, while that of pig iron – by 6.3%, to 2.623 million tons. In August Azovstal produced 308 thousand tons of rolled metal, 336 thousand tons of steel…Details
The government of Sverdlovsk region has approved the removal of over 300 hectares of forests on the territory of Bilimbayevskoye and Nizhne-Tagilskoye forestries. The former will lose the largest part (254 ha). The sites thus retrieved will be used to extract ore gold and platinum at Kostarevskiy gold-bearing site and Rublevikskaya platinum alluvial site. (Ukrainian…Details