Category Archives: Metals and Minerals

Metals and Minerals Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Anglo American: De Beers’ rough diamond value in the fourth sales cycle of 2017 was $520 million

LONDON, 17-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Anglo American plc announces the value of rough diamond sales (Global Sightholder Sales and Auction Sales) for De Beers’ fourth sales cycle of 2017, amounting to $520 million. Bruce Cleaver, CEO of De Beers, said: “We … Read the full press release

Aurubis H1 FY 2016/17: operating EBT of EUR 118 million

Half-year result of € 118 million meets expectations Earnings forecast for the entire fiscal year 2016/17 is confirmed Efficiency improvement program is launched Aurubis’ strategy for Vision 2025 will be presented at the end of the 2017 calendar year HAMBURG, 15-May-2017 … Read the full press release

Kiruna Wagon named finalist for the Swedish Steel Prize 2017

For developing the Helix Dumper, an innovative wagon solution that is highly durable and far more efficient than other ore wagon offerings, Kiruna Wagon has been named a finalist for the Swedish Steel Prize 2017. STOCKHOLM, 05-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The … Read the full press release

ArcelorMittal Q1 2017 Ebitda sell-side analysts’ consensus figure

LUXEMBOURG, 04-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ArcelorMittal has today announced the publication of first quarter 2017 Ebitda sell-side analysts’ consensus figure. The consensus figures are based on analysts’ estimates recorded on an external web-based tool provided and managed by an independent … Read the full press release

Turkish Powder Metal Company Acquired by GKN

Worcestershire, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GKN plc has agreed the acquisition of Tozmetal Ticaret Ve Sanayi AS (Tozmetal). Tozmetal is a powder metal part manufacturer based in the Istanbul Ataturk Free Trade Zone, Turkey.  With sales in 2016 of €24 million, … Read the full press release

Boliden Rönnskär Appoints New General Manager

STOCKHOLM, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Monica Quinteiro has been appointed as the new General Manager of Boliden Rönnskär. Monica joins Boliden from a position as General Manager at LKAB in Svappavaara and will take up her new position on 21 August … Read the full press release

Outokumpu invests to expand capacity in the area of coil-to-bar peeling

HELSINKI, 03-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Outokumpu announces enhancement of stainless bar production in its facilities in in Richburg, South Carolina, USA. New capabilities include a new coil-to-bar line to cover bar sizes from 0.600” to 1.250” inches and full reinforcement bar … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Signs 13-Year Service Contract for Maintenance of MTU Engines

13-year service contract signed 30 MTU Series 4000 engines in operation in dump trucks in copper mine FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY/LUMWANA, ZAMBIA, 21-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has concluded a 13-year service contract with Canadian mine operator Barrick Gold Corporation. The agreement … Read the full press release

Nor-Tech Offers European Organizations Free Simulation Tests on a High Performance Computer Cluster for CAE, CFD, FEA Software

Nor-Tech, the top provider of powerful, user-friendly computers, just announced a free simulation test on a high performance computer cluster for CAE,CFD,FEA software MINNEAPOLIS, U.S., 01-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Nor-Tech, the top provider of powerful, user-friendly computers, just announced a … Read the full press release

Carmeuse secures contract to distribute Lead Nitrate to mining Industry in Africa, Indonesia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 08-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Carmeuse has secured a contract with 5N Plus, a leading producer of specialty metal and chemical products, in distributing Lead Nitrate to the mining Industry in Africa, Indonesia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. This … Read the full press release

ROSATOM’s international mining company – Uranium One to supply of 400 tons of natural uranium to Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil

MOSCOW, 06-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Uranium One Inc., a member of ROSATOM’s international mining company – Uranium One, has become a winner of the open international tender for the supply of 982,000 pounds (approximately 400 tons) of natural uranium in 2017 … Read the full press release

Rosnedra to release formal auction results for Sukhoi Log in February 2017

This deposit is one of the largest undeveloped gold deposits in the world MOSCOW, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On January 26, the Russian Federal Agency for Subsoil Use (Rosnedra) held an auction for a licence for Sukhoi Log, one of the largest gold deposit in … Read the full press release

Boliden announces investment in Tara mine to expand its tailings dam and launch a programme to extend life-of-mine

Successful exploration at the Tara zinc mine in Ireland has identified a new mineralisation with an inferred mineral resource of 10 Mtonnes. Boliden has decided to expand the mine’s tailings dam and launch a programme to extend the life-of-mine. STOCKHOLM, … Read the full press release

ALUMINIUM of GREECE wins two top awards at the Health & Safety Awards 2016

Maroussi, Greece, 11-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Carrying away two top awards at the Health & Safety Awards 2016 ceremony event, organised by Boussias Communications, ALUMINIUM of GREECE (AoG), a MYTILINEOS Group subsidiary, proved that it rightfully ranks among Greece’s enterprises which are … Read the full press release

K+S KALI GmbH: Hattorf site of the Werra plant resumes full production after repairs following the fire damage

After the repairs completed in December following the fire damage in the factory, and after being granted a deep-well injection approval, the Hattorf site of the Werra plant started up again yesterday and has today resumed full production until further … Read the full press release

EBRD to invest in the development of the Krumovgrad gold and silver mining project in south-eastern Bulgaria

EBRD to become shareholder in Canadian investor Dundee Precious Metals to promote highest industry standards LONDON, 27-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is investing C$ 43.7 million (approximately US$ 32.7 million equivalent) in the development … Read the full press release

Imerys to acquire Kerneos

World leader in calcium aluminate-based high-performance binders  Extension of specialty minerals offering for industry in growth, complementary markets  Close fit with Imerys’ business model  A rapidly value-creating acquisition PARIS, 19-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Less than two years after … Read the full press release

Management Board changes at Uralkali

Berezniki, Russia, 19-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Uralkali (the Company; MICEX: URKA) announces the following basic decisions taken by its Board of Directors at the meeting on 14 December 2016. The Board reviewed the report on results of the Company’s activity for 9 months of 2016, approved the Company’s consolidated annual … Read the full press release

Hydro announces the appointment of Silvio Porto as new EVP Bauxite and Alumina

OSLO, 16-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Silvio Porto is appointed new Executive Vice President Bauxite and Alumina, and member of Hydro’s Corporate Management Board. The change is effective December 13, 2016. Silvio Porto comes from the position as Chief Operational Officer (COO) … Read the full press release

Anglo American: rough diamond sales value for De Beers’ 10th sales cycle of 2016 at $418 million

LONDON, 13-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Anglo American plc announces the value of rough diamond sales (Global Sightholder Sales and Auction Sales) for De Beers’ tenth sales cycle of 2016, amounting to $418 million, compared with the $476 million value of the … Read the full press release

K+S KALI GmbH: pleasing outcomes in this year’s water monitoring in the Werra/Weser rivers

KASSEL, 21-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Two pleasing outcomes were brought to light by this year’s water monitoring in the Werra. Firstly, the bitterling, a small fish of the carp family and considered endangered in Thuringia, was identified at three sampling points … Read the full press release

Solvay, ArcelorMittal, Evonik and LafargeHolcim form new Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative

Marrakech, 18-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay, ArcelorMittal, Evonik and LafargeHolcim today announce the formation of a new Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative across the steel, cement and chemicals industries. This new partnership will look at the potential synergies that exist … Read the full press release

Global mining and metals M&A activity remained subdued in Q3 – EY report

Deal value down 43% in first nine months of 2016 compared with last year China the highest value dealmaker in the third quarter Traditional industry acquirers still focused on portfolio realignment LONDON, 01-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Global mining and metals M&A … Read the full press release

Outotec to continue Employee Share Savings Plan for the calendar year 2017

ESPOO, 01-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Outotec’s Board of Directors has decided to continue Outotec’s Employee Share Savings Plan (announced on September 25, 2012) for the calendar year 2017. The Plan commenced on January 1, 2013 and has continued for four saving … Read the full press release

Jean-François Claver and Thierry Materne appointed to the Imerys Group Executive Committee

PARIS, 31-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Imerys, the leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, announces the appointment of Jean-François Claver and Thierry Materne to the Imerys Group Executive Committee. Jean-François Claver is appointed Chief Industrial Officer. He graduated as Industrial Engineer … Read the full press release

Dr. Otto Lose joins K+S Aktiengesellschaft’s Board of Executive Directors

KASSEL, 10-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Supervisory Board of K+S Aktiengesellschaft has appointed Dr. Otto Lose (45) to the Board of Executive Directors of the company. From January 1, 2017, he will be responsible for the Business Unit Potash and Magnesium Products. “We very … Read the full press release

Carmeuse and GP Group acquired 45% stake in Thailand’s leading lime company Golden Lime Public Company Limited

Carmeuse along with GP Group acquires Golden Lime, Thailand’s leading lime company Deal signals Carmeuse’s entry into South East Asia LUXEMBOURG, 06-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Carmeuse, together with its partner GP Group, announced today the acquisition of a 45% stake in … Read the full press release

Uralkali and JSC Uralchem presented production of granular amines at the Khimia-2016 exhibition

Berezniki, Russia, 20-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Uralkali (the Company; MICEX: URKA), in association with JSC Uralchem, have presented a new joint project at the Khimia-2016 exhibition — production of granular amines. Granular amines are unique for the Russian chemical industry; they are intended to replace imported analogues in the … Read the full press release

50 years since Rio Tinto’s first contracted shipment of iron ore left for Japan

LONDON, 23-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Today marks 50 years since Rio Tinto’s first contracted shipment of our iron ore departed Dampier for the Yawata Iron and Steel Company in Japan. Ahead of this milestone, thousands of Australian contractors and suppliers laid … Read the full press release

UC RUSAL: scandium oxide of the concentration exceeding 99% produced for the first time

MOSCOW, 19-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — UC RUSAL (SEHK: 486; Euronext: RUSAL/RUAL; Moscow Exchange: RUAL/RUALR), a leading global aluminium producer, for the first time produced scandium oxide of the concentration exceeding 99%. The market price of the new product is up to … Read the full press release