Polymetal International plc has completed the deal to exchange its Tarutinskoye deposits in Russia for an 85% share in the Vostochno-Tarutinskoye deposits in Kazakhstan without additional payment. The deal was announced on April 16. “The Vostochno-Tarutinskoye is a good addition to our Varvarinskoye enterprise, which will simplify operational management by removing difficulties with transferring ore…Details
Elgaugol LCC is assembling 2 powerful excavators at its Elga coal complex. Investments in the project totaled 1.8 billion rubles. The excavators have been produced and supplied by Uralmashzavod. The assembly of the EKG-18 excavator with the ladle size of 18 cubic meters will be complete in late January 2019, while the commissioning of the…Details
Severstal Steel Decisions is participating in several major construction projects at once. In particular, the company has won a tender to supply metal structures for the construction of the Kola Iron and Steel Company in Murmansk region. Severstal Steel Decisions also got an order to supply metal structures for the construction of a mini heat…Details
At a meeting held on December 21, NLMK Group’s Board of Directors approved updated versions of its internal corporate documents (NLMK Group’s Anti-Corruption Policy, NLMK Group’s Corporate Ethics Code, Regulations on NLMK’s HR, Remunerations and Social Policy Committee, Regulations on NLMK’s Corporate Secretary, NLMK’s Corporate Governance Code). Updated versions of NLMK Group’s Corporate Ethics Code…Details
At the Extraordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting (EGM) held on December 21, NLMK shareholders approved the payment of Q3 dividends of 6.04 rubles per share. The date upon which the shareholders entitled to Q3 dividends would be determined was set as January 9, 2019. January-September dividends will amount to 17.01 rubles per share. The Shareholders’ Meeting…Details
In November Ukraine decreased steel output by 11.2% YoY, to 1.66 million tons, retaining the 13th place in the rating of 64 countries-manufacturers of steel compiled by World Steel Association. China increased output by 10.8%, to 77.62 million tons, securing the first place. As a result of 11 months Ukraine also holds the 13th place…Details
Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has signed an agreement with Energomashspetsstal on the delivery of 1 thousand tons of rolls for the sheet-rolling shop-1700.
The tenders took place in March and August.
EMSS will supply back up and vertical rolls for hot-rolling mill.
The rolls have to be supplied in H1 2019. (Ukrainian metal)
Since commissioning of the rail and beam mill, Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has shipped 2 million tons of metal. Sections accounted for 54% of the products shipped and rails – 46%. The rail and beam mill was commissioned in 2013. So far it has mastered the manufacture of 55 types and sizes of flanged…Details
The mine named after Kirov, a part of SUEK-Kuzbass, has met its annual target in advance, having extracted 5 million tons of coal. Despite its age (the mine was created in 1935), it is one of the most advanced mines in Russia. Investments in the mine development in the past 6 years totaled 12 billion…Details
Karelsky Okatysh has put into operation the second stage of the complex to thicken tails. It will decrease electricity expenses and environment impact. The first stage was commissioned in 2016 and allowed thickening some 30% of tails. The stage comprises 2 thickeners with the diameter of 36.5 meters. The second stage is a thickener with…Details
Highland Gold Mining has received a right from the Federal Antimonopoly Service to finalize the deal to purchase gold-extracting assets in Chukotka Autonomous District from Aristus Holdings Ltd (Cyprus), owned by Roman Abramovich and his partners. The volume of the deal is $91 million, including $78.7 million to be paid in HGM shares (over 38.621…Details
This year Ukrzaliznytsia intends to sell metal scrap valued at 300 million UAH. According to the enterprise CFO Andrei Ryazantsev, Ukrzaliznytsia now stores some 2 billion UAH worth of scrap. “This is not only cars, but also various assets, like rails”, he noted. The enterprise also has 16 thousand old cars for sale as scrap.…Details
Precious metal prices increased in Azerbaijan on December 21, the Central Bank reported. The price of gold grew by 24.8285 manats, to 2,140.9885 manats per ounce on December 21 compared to the price on December 20. The price of silver went up by 0.308 manats, to 25.0750 manats per ounce. The price of palladium increased…Details
The Yerevan-based plant Armenal, a part of Rusal, has a chance to return to the aluminum market of US, when the sanctions from Rusal are lifted. The sanctions will be removed in 30 days. This will allow Armenal resuming deliveries of aluminum foil to US. Last year the company sold over $60 million worth of…Details
The largest coal miner in Sakhalin region – The Eastern Mining Company LLC – intends to extract not less than 10 million tons of coal in 2019, up by 25% YoY. At present the EMC enterprise Solntsevsky Coal Pit LLC is carrying out a program to increase output. This year EMC will mine 8 million…Details
Shareholders of Interpipe Nizhnedneprovsk Pipe Works have decreased the number of supervisory board members from 7 to 5. The decision was taken at the extraordinary shareholders meeting on December 18. Interpipe Management LLC director, Interpipe Limited CEO Fadi Khraibe, Interpipe Ukraine LLC director Denis Morozov and scientific and research director of Interpipe Ukraine LLC Gennadiy…Details
The Ukrainian Association of Ferroalloy Producers (UkrFA) believes that the new Ukrzaliznytsia transportation tariffs could result in the shut down of some of the plants. In particular, the tariff for Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant will increase by 8.4 million UAH per month (with VAT), or by more than 100 million UAH per year. The increase of…Details
Kuzbassrazrezugol has put into operation a new electric substation Mokhovskaya at the Mokhovsky pit. It has replaced an older substation, the operation of which was impossible due to the development of underground work of the Baykaimskaya mine. The company has also constructed and commissioned the Iganinskaya substation to power mining operations at the new site…Details
This year Gerba LLC, a part of Susumanzoloto, extracted 91.7 kg of alluvial gold with the target at 150 kg. Last year the enterprise yielded 159.2 kg of gold, thus the output this year dropped by 42.4% YoY. The reason of such a decrease is not disclosed. Consolidated gold output at Susumanzoloto group in January-November…Details
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)
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…Details
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)
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…Details
Volumes of scrap procurement have been falling for the past 5 years. According to the Ukrainian Association of Secondary metals (UAVtormet), procurement fell from 4.6 million tons in 2013 to 3.7 million tons in 2017. In January-November Ukrainian enterprises collected 3.35 million tons of scrap, and in 2018 are expecting to gather 3.5 million tons.…Details
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)
In November Ukraine increased iron ore exports by 34.2% YoY, to $266.2 million, while imports dropped by 59.9%, to $1.805 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, China ordered the largest batches of ore ($64.751 million). In January-November iron ore exports grew by 10.1% YoY, to $2618.5 million, while imports fell by 68.5%, to $8.282…Details