Russia: PMH output down in Q1 2018

In January-March PMH-Ugol mined 798 thousand tons of coking coal, up by 22% YoY. According to the holding statement, the increase has to do with the mines named after Tikhov and the second stage of Butovskaya mine, commissioned in May 2017, gradually reaching full capacity. Coal concentrate output at Berezovskaya factory grew by 4%, to…

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Russia: Jamaica to cancel RUSAL’s control over local company

The Jamaican government can cancel Russian aluminum producer RUSAL’s control over West Indies Alumina Company (Windalco) due to the recent U.S. sanctions against the company, Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague declared. “Despite UC RUSAL’s intention to continue to operate as normal, the Ministry of Transport and Mining’s analyses indicate that normal operations will…

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Ukraine: Ukrmetallurgprom and U.S. World Steel Dynamics sign memorandum of cooperation

Ukrainian steelmakers’ association Ukrmetallurgprom and U.S.-based World Steel Dynamics have signed a memorandum of cooperation. This agreement can make Ukraine an international platform in Europe for industry representatives from around the world. The parties intend to introduce the practice of international industry forums and conferences for leading market experts to share experience. The cooperation opens…

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Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich commissions another gas-purification unit

The sintering factory of Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has commissioned the first complex of the modern gas purification. It will allow decreasing dust emissions by 90% and sulfur oxide emission by 43%. Machinery and technologies were provided by Termokimik Corporation (Italy). Investments in the project totaled $220 million. The reconstruction of the sintering…

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Ukraine: Metinvest given 2 weeks to explain coke market domination

The denial of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine to allow Metinvest B. V. to purchase Dneprovsky By-Product Coke Plant is not final. “Having analyzed the situation we provided the company with preliminary results where we see monopolization. This is not a denial – Metinvest can react to the preliminary results”, the committee chairman Yuri Terentiev…

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Ukraine: Hugues Mingarelli visits PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih

Hugues Mingarelli, Head of the European Union Mission to Ukraine, visited PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. This is his first visit to Kriviy Rih and to the biggest mining and steelmaking plant of Ukraine. Along with the delegation Mingarelli held a meeting with the management of the plant, where numerous important issues were discussed, such as…

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Ukraine: Volnogorsk Works orders 4 million UAH worth of pallets

Volnogorsk Mining and Processing Works has ordered Lormex LLC the delivery of wooden pallets valued at 4.34 million UAH. At first the company ordered 15.5 thousand fir pallets. But later, because of the price increase on the market, the cost went up by 30%. The total amount decreased to 4.02 million UAH, with the pallets…

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Kyrgyzstan: Centerra Gold calls announcement on acquisition of Kumtor “market speculation”

Centerra Gold Inc. called the news release issued by Chaarat Gold Holdings Limited on acquisition of Kumtor mine “market speculation”. Official comment of the company says. In March Centerra received an unsolicited, non-binding proposal from Chaarat concerning Kumtor mine located in the Kyrgyz Republic. Centerra promptly communicated to Chaarat’s advisers that it had no interest…

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