Zaporizhstal held an extraordinary meeting of shareholders. The only issue discussed was the borrowing of $18 million from the state-owned Ukrgazbank. The shareholders voted to authorize the CEO of the company Rostislav Shurma to sign a loan agreement with the bank for 5 years with the interest rate of 7%. Zaporizhstal will pledge its assets…Details
Some employees of the Kurakhovskaya mine (state enterprise Selidovugol) have announced a hunger strike because of the salary debts. “Their main demand is to clear salary debts for June, September, October, November and December 2018”, Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine, wrote on his Facebook page. So far only 5…Details
This year Ingulets Mining and Processing Works intends to decrease iron ore mining by 1% YoY, to 28.6 million tons.
The company also plans to produce 10.829 million tons of iron ore concentrate.
In order to maintain the quarry capacities InGOK will increase rock mining by 2.2%, to 0.657 cubic meters per ton. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 Ukraine produced 21.06 million tons of steel, up by 0.3% YoY. Pig iron output grew by 4%, to 20.531 million tons, while that of rolled metal – by 3%, to 18.446 million tons. In December 2018 Ukraine produced 1.803 million tons of pig iron, 1.845 million tons of steel and 1.603 million tons…Details
The prices of precious metals varied in Azerbaijan on January 3, the Central Bank reported. The price of gold increased by 18.207 manats, to 2,190.2715 manats per ounce on January 3 compared to the price on December 28, 2018. The price of silver grew by 0.5232 manats, to 26.4805 manats per ounce. The price of…Details
NLMK-Kaluga has produced 4 million tons of rolled metal.
The high quality steel is used to produce some 20 types and sizes of bars and sections, as well as square billets.
In early 2018 the company increased its product portfolio by adding channel.
The company main customers are construction enterprises. (Ukrainian metal)
Almalyk Mining and Processing Works intends to construct a new copper-processing factory.
The project to be commissioned in 2022 will be developed by the Scientific-research and design institute TOMS (Russia).
The institute will also help modernize two current copper factories.
This year AGMK intends to attract over $180 million of investments. (Ukrainian metal)
Last year Beringpromugol LLC mined 600 thousand tons of coal in Chukotka. Some 400 thousand tons were exported to the APR, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. A special attention is paid to the environment and the support of the locals. In late 2018 the company concluded an agreement with the Association of the indigenous peoples of…Details
The State Service of Subsoil Use has prolonged the special allowances for ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih to use subsoil. At two of its main quarries AMKR will be able to operate for 20 years. In particular, the license to develop the magnetite quartzite quarry No. 3 at the Valyavkinskoye deposit is valid until January 9, 2038.…Details
In January-November 2018 the Belarus Iron and Steel Works shipped $1.5 billion worth of merchandise, up by $293 million from the whole 2017, BMZ Press Secretary Alexander Olesik reported. A batch of reinforcing bars shipped to BMZ’s trading house in the Baltic States on the night of December 27-28, 2018 raised the year’s total earnings…Details
Highland Gold Mining (HGM) has no plans to change the production plan after a snow slide has hit its mine Mnogovershinnoye in the Khabarovsk region. “Works on tunnel 1 were suspended. The other tunnels of mine Mnogovershinnoye are working as usual, the plant is working as well, and the plan for ready product output remains…Details
The department of the Environment service in Chelyabinsk region has suspended the license for Nikprom LLC air pollution because of its violation. During an inspection of the company that produces aluminum, the experts have found out that the enterprise has been exceeding the limits of pollution. As a result the company license has been suspended.…Details
“Extrusion Techniques and Structures” LLC intends to become a resident of the Kaluga special economic zone. The company intends to create aluminum manufacture with the capacity of 7 thousand tons per year. The products will be used in car manufacture and construction. The enterprise will be commissioned in 2020. Investments will reach 1.26 billion rubles.…Details
Vysochaishiy has signed an agreement with Lanta-Bank to sell it 1769 kg of gold and 509 kg of silver this year. The estimated cost of the deal is 4.8 billon rubles. In January-November 2018 the company extracted 3826.9 kg of gold at its deposits. Its JORC reserves in Irkutsk region and the Republic of Sakha…Details
In 2018 the East Mining Company extracted 7.5 million tons of coal, up by 3.3 million tons YoY.
Sales also totaled 7.5 million tons, up 1.5-fold.
In 2019 the company plans to sell some 10 million tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)
The Federal Antimonopoly Service will check the reasoning behind the increase of the drilling pipe prices. In particular, FAS will investigate the increase of the price of pipe and metal purchased by oil companies. Russian metal and pipe prices follow world trends with a slight delay. In January-July the market witnessed a rise of hot-rolled…Details
Under an investment program to run for 8 years VSMPO-Avisma intends to spend $700 million. According to the company CEO Mikhail Voyevodin, the reconstruction of the pipe-section and bar manufacture will absorb the most funds. “For the past 10 years we have been paying attention to flat rolled metal and stampings, while the shop No.…Details
Moody’s has increased Metinvest B.V. rating to B3 with stable outlook. According to the experts, the company rating reflects its integrated business model. In H1 2018 Metinvest provided itself with 287% of iron ore, 145% of coke and 38% of coking coal. The agency has also taken into account the debt refinancing of $2.271 billion…Details
Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) has started selling scrap via ProZorro.Sales system.
4 lots with the initial price of 260 million UAH have already been registered.
The auction is scheduled for January 11, 2019. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 Moldova Iron and Steel Works steel output exceeded 500 thousand tons.
Despite all the difficulties the company has been able to increase wages to its employees on average by 25%.
Investments in development grew 5-fold.
The company has constructed a warehouse and started modernization of the scrap complex. (Ukrainian metal)
The new director of the Novovolynskaya Mine No. 9 Pavel Tanchev intends to clear salary debts and improve labor conditions. He also wants to implement a new development plan. In particular, he told the employees that the mine would not be closed, but developed. He also assured the personnel that the salary would soon be…Details
The systems of the environment management at ChTPZ and PNTZ have been named efficient. SAI Global carried out the audit at ChTPZ and TUV Rheinland – at PNTZ. This year ChTPZ has started a large-scale project on the construction of the wastewater purifying facilities. Investments total 600 million rubles. PNTZ is also modernizing its water…Details
In January-November the Republic of Buryatia extracted 784.3 tons of uranium, up by 26% YoY. In 11 months of 2017, 580.3 tons of uranium were mined. Khiagda is developing 2 uranium deposits in the republic. By 2020 it intends to have commissioned another deposit. And after that it will start developing 4 more deposits. (Ukrainian…Details
In January-November Kazakhstan mined 265.4 billion tenge worth of iron ore, up by 18.4% YoY. Kostanay region accounted for 87% (231.3 billion tenge), up by 16.8% YoY. Karaganda region comes second with 10.5% (27.7 billion tenge), up by 20.3%, followed by Akmola region with 1.2% (3.2 billion tenge), up by 28%. Kazakhstan holds the second…Details