The employees of Izhstal have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the arc-furnace shop. The first pile in the construction of the shop was laid in March 1964. On December 14, 1968 the first arc-furnace produced the first steel. The construction of the shop was completed in 1976. In 1996 the shop commissioned the vacuum-oxygen decarbonization…Details
Three Chinese companies applied for an investment contest for creation of a joint venture at Makmal deposit. All companies contributed $100,000 as a bank guarantee fee and 100,000 soms for a package of information on the project. Thus, the application was filed by Munson Group LLC. The founder and leader of the company is Xu…Details
The Central Commercial Court of Appeals has returned the Zaporozhye Titanium and Magnesium Works to state ownership under a case to cancel an agreement between the works and a Dmitry Firtash company. The company in question is Tolexis Trading Limited, registered in Cyprus. The creation of the joint venture allowed Firtash to get the works…Details
In January-November Interpipe increased steel output by 14.5% YoY, to 892 thousand tons.
At the same time, in November the company produced 69 thousand tons of steel, down by 19% MoM.
Last year the steel round billet output grew by 38% YoY, to 850 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-November Lvivugol increased coal sales by 66.5 thousand tons YoY, to 1.29 million tons, which should be enough to keep the enterprise profitable. This year the enterprise has also received almost 90 million UAH of state money to clear salary debts and carry out modernization of machinery. According to Lvivugol press service, as of…Details
Ingulets Mining and Processing Works has shipped the second batch of iron ore concentrate to Mexico. “The first batch supplied in July was highly praised by the customers, hence the second order. In late November the Port of Yuzhniy shipped the second batch of 82 thousand tons of concentrate”, the company press service said. The…Details
Metall-Don has sent its application to Novatek to participate in the competition to supply metal for the construction of the Arctic LNG-2. The companies have already cooperated. In 1.5 years Metall-Don has delivered 3.1 thousand tons of metal structures for the construction of Yamal-LNG valued at 620 million rubles. The company was also paid a…Details
Energomashspetsstal continues the long-term cooperation with its Ukrainian partners.
Last month it manufactured and supplied products to Azovstal, Zaporizhstal, CGOK, Magna LLC, etc.
The total weight of the products supplied was over 200 tons.
At present the company is manufacturing rolls for Zaporizhstal and Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works. (Ukrainian metal)
The government of Belarus has set a state order for ferrous and non-ferrous metals scrap procurement. It is expected to procure 1.285 million tons of ferrous scrap and 19.2 thousand tons of non-ferrous scrap. The Ministry of Industry received the largest order – 470.47 thousand tons of ferrous and 5.4 thousand tons of non-ferrous scrap.…Details
Technoinvest Alliance, carrying out a project to construct a mining and processing works at the Zashikhinskoye rare-earth metals deposit, is viewing the city of Sayansk as one of the sites to create the works. The city mayor Oleg Borovskiy has shown the potential investor the site for the construction of a new enterprise and enumerated…Details
The rating was initiated by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) of Russia and the United Nations Environment Programme (Russian Federation Mission). The rating was carried out by the National Rating Agency on the basis of data on the activities of companies, which was publicly available (reports, reports, media, official websites of companies). The…Details
Precious metal prices decreased in Azerbaijan on December 14. The price of gold dropped by 5.2955 manats, to 2,110.7115 manats per ounce on December 14 compared to the price on December 13. The price of silver fell by 0.0999 manats, to 24.969 manats per ounce. The price of palladium went down by 7.7775 manats, to…Details
Russian VTB Bank agreed to issue a loan of $180 million to Alliance Altyn for the construction of a gold recovery plant and a tailing dump at Jerooy, Director General of the mining company, Mikhail Shubin, declared. According to him, the issue of license pledge for the loan has not yet been resolved. The State…Details
Russian Platinum won the competition for Jerooy thanks to the best technical and economic proposals, as well as the offer for a license of $100 million (which it paid in June 2015) and the obligation to remove from Kyrgyzstan the court claims for $580 million (the problem was resolved in August of the same year).…Details
Azerbaijan has exported various types of aluminum sections to Denmark, Sumgait Technology Park reported. In November, Sumgait Technology Park signed a contract with a Danish company to sell 100 tons of aluminum sections. The company has completed the preparation of the order and sent the ready products to the client. The aluminum plant, established at…Details
The board of directors of Russia’s gold producer GV Gold has approved payment of 1.9 billion rubles in dividends for January-September, the company said in a statement on December 14. The shareholders will consider the recommendation at an extraordinary general meeting scheduled for December 28. In April, GV Gold approved a new dividend policy, under…Details
Zinc and non-ferrous metals producer Electrozinc, a part of Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC), plans to terminate its operations, a spokesperson for the plant reported on December 14. “We have decided to stop production fully, and equipment and the industrial site will undergo conservation procedures. We are to unload the remaining raw materials and…Details
The State Expertise Service of Russia has approved the design documentation on the project “Mining and Processing Works Udokan. The first stage of construction with the capacity of 12 million tons of ore per year”. Thus, the project has received all the necessary documents to start construction. The commissioning is scheduled for 2021, while the…Details
The inspection of the Russian Accreditation Service has confirmed the expertise of the technical and chemical control at the Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works. Each year the laboratory of the enterprise analyzes over 130 thousand samples. It controls the quality of the concentrate, the technological process of enrichment, as well as wastewater and pollution. “We…Details
In January-November Belarus Iron and Steel Works exported some 1.845 million tons of metal valued at $1.155 billion, up by 6.6% and by 28% YoY respectively. 86% of all the products manufactured in November were exported. At present BMZ exports to 66 countries. The main market is Europe, accounting for 48.4% of the exports, followed…Details
According to Ukrmetallurgprom in December Ukraine will produce 1.8 million tons of steel, 1.6 million tons of rolled metal and 1.8 million tons of pig iron. As of December 12, 20 out of 21 blast furnaces, 8 out of 9 open-hearth furnaces, 14 out of 16 converters, 6 out of 15 electric arc furnaces and…Details
In November Ukrainian metal companies received 309 thousand tons of scrap, up by 12% MoM. Scrap exports last month fell by 50%, to 4 thousand tons. In November procuring companies prepared 313 thousand tons of scrap, up by 10%. In January-November out of procured 3.36 million tons (down by 1% YoY), metal companies received 3.04…Details
In November Ukrainian metal companies increased natural gas consumption by 7% MoM, to 150 million cubic meters.
In 11 months consumption grew by 6%, to 1670 million cubic meters.
Electricity consumption in January-November was 10.74 billion kWh, up by 7% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
The Department of Trade has decided to prolong the antidumping duties on ferrosilicomanganese from Ukraine.
The duty is prolonged for 5 more years.
The size of the duty is 163%.
This was the fourth 5-year review of the duty since 1994. (Ukrainian metal)