In January-May the volume of industrial output totaled 84.7 billion soms, up by 34.7% YoY, but down by 24.2% from 2015. The increase this year was the result of metal output (1.5-fold) and metallic ore mining (3.9-fold) growth. The National Statistics Committee also notes that the country exported 1.5-fold more gold and 1.6-fold more precious…Details
In January-May Russian coal exports increased by 6% YoY, to 73.528 million tons.
According to the Ministry of energy, in May Russia exported 15.347 million tons of coal.
In January-May coal mining totaled 165.626 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Interpipe has appointed Igor Basay the new HR director. Basay has previously held the same office in PepsiCo Russia, and also worked at British American Tobacco, Kellogg’s as well as in the energy sphere. “Mr. Basay has the experience of managing personnel in major foreign holdings. I am sure his experience will strengthen our team”,…Details
The EBRD is arranging a $350 million syndicated loan to JSC ShalkiyaZinc Ltd, a Kazakh mining company, for the expansion of the Shalkiya zinc and lead mine in the Kyzylorda region as well as the construction of a new processing plant at the site. The loan is in line with the bank’s strategy of supporting…Details
The Almalyk Iron and Steel Works in Tashkent region started the construction of a lead plant with a capacity of about 30,000 tons per year, reads a message posted on the website of the Almalyk Complex. The plant is expected to be built in 2017-2019, according to the message. The cost of the lead plant…Details
The advisor to the minister of energy and coal industry Maxim Bilyavsky reported that the purchase of pipes for the construction of interconnector would start in autumn. Ukrtransgaz and Gaz-System (Poland) have signed an agreement to construct a gas pipeline between the countries. The length of the pipeline will be 99.3 km, and the project…Details
The Novovolynskaya No. 9 mine first shift miners refused to get into the shaft because of the non-payment of salary, but after negotiations with the management, went underground. “The reason of the protest is the non-payment of salary. They have been paid 54% of April salary, and have seen no money since then. While the…Details
This year Olkon will get a new crushing complex. A site is being prepared for it at the entrance to Olenegorsk quarry. “The 130-million project will help Olkon produce the high quality breakstone for its own use and to sell”, Olkon executive director Alexei Borisov said. The capacity of the crushing machine is 60 thousand…Details
The coal terminal of the Eastern mining company is increasing coal throughput. In early June the coal seaport of Shakhtersk exported 1-millionth ton of coal. Last year such a volume was reached on June 23, thus the port improved its indexes by 3 weeks. In late May the port also set a daily record of…Details
RZhD Logistika will provide services on logistics consulting to Norilsk Nickel. The corresponding agreement has been signed within the XII international railroad business forum “Strategic Partnership 1520”. RZhD Logistika will analyze the Nornickel transport schemes and its overhaul plans, creating the consulting report on the transport model. “Logistic consulting for such a major company as…Details
During the Metal Structures 2017 exhibition the application of used pipes in construction has been discussed. “Steel pipes are used more and more often in various metal structures, and it is important to pay attention to the quality of the material, as it affects the quality of the structures and buildings as well as the…Details
In January-March DTEK mined 8.36 million tons of coal, up by 15.7% YoY. Coal concentrate output in Q1 increased by 29.2% YoY, to 4.27 million tons. It should be noted that DTEK started buying coal for its thermal power plants in South African Republic and Poland to cover the shortages of coal deliveries from the…Details
The largest pig iron manufacturer of Russia – Tulachermet – has signed an 8-billion rubles loan agreement with Alfa-bank for 3 years. The money will be spent to refinance the company current debts. “Alfa-bank has offered good conditions, thanks to which we have been able to optimize the structure of our loan portfolio”, the Promyshlenno-metallurgichecskiy…Details
PJSC “MMC “Norilsk Nickel” has closed its $500-million Eurobond offering maturing in April 2022 with an annual coupon rate of 3.849%. The proceeds from the issue will be used for general corporate purposes and capital investments. Sergey Malyshev, the company’s Senior Vice-president and Chief Financial Officer, commented: “With this Eurobond placement we achieved our main…Details
DTEK Energo intends to increase investments into Pavlogradugol and Dobropolyeugol by 40% YoY, to 4.2 billion UAH. “In Pavlogradugol we will invest 3.2 billion UAH, up by 28% YoY, in Dobropolyeugol – 1 billion UAH, up 2-fold”, the company acting CEO Dmitry Sakharuk noted. “We have already put 10 out of 33 planned long faces…Details
In January-May Ukraine imported $1.036 billion worth of coal, up 2-fold YoY. According to the State Fiscal Service, the major suppliers were Russia (52%), USA (25.5%) and Canada (7%). In particular Russia supplied $538.9 million worth of coal, up from $363.8 million, USA – $264.5 million, up from $83.8 million, and Canada – $72.8 million.…Details
The auction to develop ore gold at Antrop-Upshinskoye deposits in Altai scheduled for June 8 has been declared not taken place, as no participants arrived. The forecast reserves of the deposits are 2 tons of gold. The license for a 25-year development of the site was put on sale at the initial price of 1.5…Details
In January-May Zaporozhogneupor produced 41.356 thousand tons of refractories, up by 2% YoY.
In May output increased by 8% YoY, to 8.912 thousand tons.
Zaporozhogneupor is the largest manufacturer of refractory products and materials in Ukraine. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2017 the mining company Lunen intends to extract 100 thousand tons of iron ore at the Berezovskoye Deposits in Zabaikalsky krai. In 2014-2016 the company mined 270 thousand tons of iron ore. The initial project on the deposits development presupposed the mining of 10 million tons of ore per year and the construction of…Details
Since the beginning of 2017 the Trading House MMK LLC has sold over 75 thousand tons of rolled metal in Kazakhstan, up 2-fold YoY. The company has long and successfully been operating on the Kazakhstan market, increasing sales. In May the company sold its record volume of metal – 20 thousand tons. Trading House MMK…Details
In May Dneprospetsstal produced 22348 tons of steel, up by 3% MoM. At the same time rolled metal output dropped by 1.9%, to 14338 tons. The total cost of products manufactured in May was 689339 thousand UAH, down by 1.5% MoM. In January-May DSS produced 105896 tons of steel and 70788 tons of rolled metal,…Details
Zagorsky Pipe Works has shipped a trial batch of corrosion-resistant pipes to RN-Vankor, a daughter company of Rosneft. The pipes will be used in the repair of pipelines. ZTZ shipped 720×17.5 pipes, made of 09GSF corrosion-resistant steel with insulation. “This is the second batch of pipes sent to RN-Vankor”, the company commercial director Dmitry Simankov…Details
Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has produced a trial batch of hot-rolled coils according to API Specification 5L. The coils will be used in the manufacture of electric welded pipes, the company CEO Yuri Zinchenko reported. The coils were produced of B-grade steel, and their size is 4.7×1190 and 5.7×1190 mm. “The trial batch…Details
The Verkhovna Rada has prolonged the increased export duty on scrap metal in the amount of EUR 30 per ton for another two years. The parliament supported corresponding bill No. 6382 at a meeting on June 8. Some 260 deputies voted for the bill. While presenting the bill in parliament, chairman of the Verkhovna Rada…Details
In January-May Irkutsk region obtained 5431.42 kg of gold, with 1126.58 kg being alluvial gold, and the rest (4304.84 kg) ore gold.
In January-April the region yielded 3704 kg of gold.
This year the target is 21277 kg of gold, down by 2 tons YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
In July the Russian steel market is bound to start improving. According to MMK Trading House LLC director Denis Lyadov, in late 2016 Russian metal makers started increasing steel prices following its prime cost growth. But in spring roads were closed and the delivery dropped. This year the company intends to sell over 1 million…Details