Tajikistan: uranium mining not to resume

Tajikistan is prospecting for uranium not to resume mining, but to evaluate the reserves. “This does not mean we will return to uranium mining”, the director of Main geology department at the government Zarobiddin Fayzullozoda said. “Uranium was actively processed on the territory of Tajikistan under the Soviet Union. The work on prospecting started in…

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Russia: UEM metal structure galvanizing up in 2017

In 2017 Uralelectromed galvanized 50.3 thousand tons of metal structures, up by 26 tons YoY.

The main customers were companies producing electricity stands and road fences.

Moreover, UEM has galvanized around 200 tons of structures for the construction of arenas in Yekaterinburg and Volgograd for the World Cup. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: UEM assembles furnace for rare elements

Uralelectromed has put in operation a new kiln made to order by Bosio.

The kiln has been assembled at the electrolysis copper slurry-roasting site.

The capacity of the kiln is 2.6 tons per day. The roasting temperature is 600-650 degrees C. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Viz-Stal modernizing crane machinery

Viz-Stal has started assembling the new bridge crane to service the cold-rolling shop. The project is valued at 36 million rubles. The new-generation crane manufactured in Russia will replace the outdated previous machine. Its improved lifting capacity (22 tons instead of 20) will increase the speed of operation by 10%, while the energy-saving technologies will…

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Ukraine: EMSS to produce rolls for Essar Steel

Energomashspetsstal will supply rolls to Essar Steel.

According to the contract signed in January, EMSS will produce and supply 6 supporting rolls for the hot-rolling mills.

The total weight of the order is 242.9 tons.

A part of the rolls will be delivered in Q3-Q4, while the rest in Q1-Q2 2019. (Ukrainian metal)

Uzbekistan: president talks ensuring uninterrupted energy supply to NMMC

Implementation issues of the program of guaranteed electricity supply to the new production facilities of the Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combine (NMMC) were considered at a meeting chaired by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the presidential press service said in a statement. The leadership and specialists of the Uzbekenergo JSC and its territorial facilities, NMMC, interested…

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Russia: gold output up in 2017

In 2017 Russia increased gold output by 7.9% YoY.

According to the Rosstat, silver production dropped by 0.6%.

In December 2017 gold output grew by 1.3% YoY, while silver – fell by 4.6%.

At the same time gold output growth was 2.5% MoM and silver – 45.7%. (Ukrainian metal)