Russia Metals and Mining

In Q3, NLMK increased steel production by 3% to 3.897 million tons

In Q3, NLMK increased steel production by 3% to 3.897 million tons, including  the growth at NLMK-Kaluga by 0.1 million tons.
The loading of steel smelting capacities of the Group was 96%, including 99% at the main production site in Lipetsk, 90% at the Sort division sites, and 76% at the foreign divisions sites.
Total metal items sales were 3.719 million tons, by 55,000 tons less than in Q2, due to reduction in cast iron sales by 90% or by 82,000 tons. Ready steel sales increased by 6% to 2.896 million tons due to the seasonal improving in demand, and its share increased as well. The sales of the products with high added value increased by 2.1% to 1.411 million tons. Sort steel sales increased by 17%.

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In the first 9 months, SUEK decreased coal production by 5%

In January- September of 2013, SUEK’s enterprises decreased the coal production by 5% as compared with the last year to 68.9 million tons because of the fall of demand for energy of electric power plants in Russia, SUEK reports.

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EZ OCM will introduce unique technology at Astana affinage plant

The Yekaterinburg plant for non-ferrous metals processing, EZ OCM, the Kazakh state affinage plant and the Italian IECO Keeps On Improving Srl (IECO KOI) are going to jointly realize projects for gold extraction at the Kazakh deposits. Now the sides participate in the joint project for construction in Astana of a new large affinage plant. The project is realized since 2010 by NGRK Tau-Ken Samruk. The operator is the subsidiary Tau-Ken Altyn.

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UC Rusal promises to spend 367.9 million rubles on the decrease of emissions from the Irkutsk aluminium plant

UC Rusal plans to allocate 367.9 million rubles in the next three years to upgrade the gas-cleaning unit at the Irkutsk aluminium plant (IrkAZ).
According to the plan on decrease of pollutant emissions, approved by the Ministry for Nature Management of the Irkutsk region, in 2013-2015 7 electrofilters at the 3rd and 4th lines and the 6th foaming apparatused at the 3rd pot lines will be replaced at the plant. At the beginning of October of 2013, the replacement of the old electrofilter by the new one, of horizontal model, was carried out at the IrkAZ’s 4th line. The cost of the project made up 60 million rubles. It’s planned to buy one more electrofilter before the end of the year, which will be mounted in 2014.

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In January – September, Russia exported ferrous and non-ferrous metals via the Netherlands for $5 billion

Under the customs statistics, in January – September, Russia transshipped 1.56 million tons (-6%) of ferrous and non-ferrous metals (FEACN Groups of the Codes 72 – 76)  via the Netherlands for over $6 billion (+2%). By price, transshipment nearly reached the final result of 2011, but physically it does not exceed 70% of the level of 2011. The export supplies of the Russian metal producers shared 95% in the structure of the cargoes transshipment.
Translated by Nadezhda Poltoratskaya       

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Listvyazhnaya mine puts into operation a new face with the industrial reserves of 1.7 million tons of coal

 
The modern automated complex will provide for a high level of productivity and safety of the mining works.
The mining is conducted by the brigade of Igor Ivanov.
In 2013 the miners of Listvyazhnaya are going to bring to grass 4.3 million tons of coal – by 886 thousand tons more than in 2012. In prospect the mining can increase to 10 million tons.

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Severstal directed over 9.5 million roubles for an installation of basic equipment at SSM-Tyazhmash

There has been carried out a group of actions on the installation of basic equipment at “SSM-Tyazhmash” Ltd (part of “Severstal Russian Steel”) within the framework of the annual investment programme of the enterprise.
There has been set up a ventilation system, pre-explosive concentration detectors on the stands of ladles drying and heating; constructed gas pipelines and carried out an updating of the network equipment to support the IT-infrastructure.

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Nord Gold to mine more than 26 tons of gold in 2013

Nord Gold announced the operation results of Q3 and the nine-month period of 2013. In Q3 gold production made up 244.7 thousand ounces of gold equivalent – by 26% more than in Q3, 2013 (194 thousand ounces) and by 5% more than in Q2, 2013 (232.6 thousand ounces). For the first nine months 2013 the production has made up 661 thousand ounces – by 28% more than in 2012.
The growth of gold mining is conditioned by a number of factors, particularly, the mining at Neryungri and Aprelkovo increased by 63% and 40% respectively. Total production at both mines made up 33.6 thousand ounces.

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Zelyonaya rosha has attracted non-ferrous metal working plant

The administration of the industrial parks of the Orel region and the Mtsensk non-ferrous metal working plant have concluded an agreement on construction of a copper products plant in the territory of the industrial park Zelyonaya rosha.
Today the Mtsensk non-ferrous metal working plant completes engineering works, carries out pre-construction activities on organization of the zero circle construction.

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Raspadskaya increased coal production by 18%

In Q3, Raspadskaya increased coal production by 18% to 2 million tons. In January – September, coal concentrate sales increased by 37% to over 4 million tons.
The inner-group supplies to Evraz enterprises in Russia and the Ukraine shared 1/4 in total coal sales of the company. Within the period, exports shared 40% in the total sales, that distributed to 70% to the APO region and 30% to the Ukraine.

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