Russia: Uskovskaya mines 2 million tons of coal

The Uskovskaya mine has yielded 2 million tons of coal.

The coal was mined from two long faces – 50-06 of the East wing and 50-20 of the West wing.

The 1st million tons were mined in May.

Uskovskaya mine, a part of Raspadskaya Coal Company, extracts coking coal. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: KSGOK borrows $240 million from Gazprombank

Kimkano-Sutarsky Mining and Processing Works has signed an agreement with Gazprombank on borrowing $240 million for 8 years. The funds will be spent to develop the Sutarskoye deposit in the Jewish Autonomous Region with the design capacity of 3.2 million tons of iron ore concentrate per year. KSGOK is developing two deposits with the consolidated…


Russia: Mechel-Koks finishes coke-oven battery No. 7 modernization

Mechel-Koks has commissioned the modernized coke-oven battery No. 7.

The modernization will help decrease air pollution when producing coke by 9.1 tons per year.

The cost of the project was 76 million rubles.

Since 2006 Mechel has invested some 5 billion rubles in Mechel-Koks modernization, including 1.4 billion rubles in environment protection. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap deliveries to drop in early 2019

The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa believes that in January 2019 scrap deliveries to metal companies will decrease by 3.85% MoM, to 250 thousand tons. In February 2019 deliveries will further drop to 185 thousand tons because of the considerable fall of demand for imported raw materials and the seasonal factor. For December Ukrpromvneshexpertisa forecast scrap deliveries…


Russia: metal structures output down in January-November 2018

In January-November Russia produced 4.3 million tons of steel structures, down by 2.3% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, November output was down by 2% YoY and by 12.3% from June.

Aluminum structures manufacture totaled 58.3 thousand tons in 11 months, almost flat YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Goldregion gold output down in 2018

Goldregion LLC, developing alluvial gold deposits in Amur region, this year has extracted 64 kg of the precious metal, down by 20% from the target. This year the company has been traditionally washing gold-bearing sands at the Malaya Gelenka Brook. Due to the violations of the environment legislation the operation of the company was suspended…


Ukraine: Toretsk mine caves-in killing one

During the cave-in of rock at a mine in Toretsk (Donetsk region) one miner perished.

The cave-in occurred at the depth of over 1 thousand meters.

8 miners were in the shaft at the moment. One of them was killed. (Ukrainian metal)