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Metals and Minerals Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

Outotec won EUR 30 million contract for the delivery of flotation and dewatering technology in Russia

Outotec to deliver flotation and dewatering technology to Russia ESPOO, 16-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Outotec has been awarded a contract for the delivery of flotation and dewatering technology in Russia. The contract value is close to EUR 30 million including … Read the full press release

Salzgitter Group 1H2016: first positive effects emanating from EU anti-dumping initiatives

EU steel market: first positive effects emanating from EU anti-dumping initiatives Decisive profit contribution by internal program of measures Upward revision of earnings forecast in June affirmed Salzgitter, 12-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Due above all to a stronger second quarter, the … Read the full press release

Bundeswirtschaftsminister und Vizekanzler Sigmar Gabriel hat Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH besucht

Salzgitter, 12-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Bundeswirtschaftsminister und Vizekanzler Sigmar Gabriel hat im Rahmen seiner Sommerreise 2016 am 4. August das Hüttenwerk der Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH besucht. Minister Gabriel, dessen Bundestagswahlkreis Salzgitter-Wolfenbüttel-Goslar ist, wurde dabei von rund 30 Journalisten und mehreren Kamerateams … Read the full press release

ArcelorMittal published its half-year report for the six-month period ended 30 June, 2016

LUXEMBOURG, 03-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — ArcelorMittal has today published its half-year report for the six-month period ended 30 June, 2016. The report published today is available on http://corporate.arcelormittal.com/ under Investors > Financial reports > Half-year reports, and on the electronic database … Read the full press release

ArcelorMittal Europe 2Q2016: significantly higher operating profit compared to 1Q

Luxembourg, 29-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — ArcelorMittal Europe has reported its second quarter 2016 results, with a €340m operating profit for the three months to 30 June 2016 – significantly higher than the €77m operating profit reported in the first quarter … Read the full press release

Maciej Gwozdz appointed Head of Operations Europe and member of the Outokumpu Leadership Team

CHELSINKI, 27-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Outokumpu appoints Maciej Gwozdz as Head of Operations Europe and member of the Outokumpu Leadership Team as of January 1, 2017 at the latest. Maciej Gwozdz joins Outokumpu from ZF Group/TRW, one of the largest automotive … Read the full press release

OUTOKUMPU OYJ 1H2016: Record deliveries in Americas, applied vigorous cost control, released net working capital, generated positive cash flow, and further reduced our net debt

HELSINKI, 27-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Highlights in the second quarter 2016 Outokumpu’s underlying EBIT was EUR -5 million, compared to EUR -20 million in the first quarter. The improved earnings were mainly the result of higher delivery volumes and decreased production … Read the full press release

Solvay: Dacon Systems’ KetaSpire® KT-851 NT polyetheretherketone (PEEK) rapidly becomes material of choice for new applications within challenging wire and cable designs

Alpharetta, Ga, 14-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay, a leading global supplier of high-performance specialty polymers, reported today that Dacon Systems, an industry leader in manufacturing custom wire and cable, is increasingly specifying KetaSpire® KT-851 NT polyetheretherketone (PEEK) as an insulator for … Read the full press release

Hydro and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to establish a new professorship in aluminium

Hydro and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) today signed an agreement to establish a new professorship in aluminium. OSLO, 13-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydro is providing up to NOK 10 million for a five-year post to acquire new knowledge and … Read the full press release

Nouvelle enrobeuse à chaud SimpliMet™ 4000: des temps de cycle plus courts et une fiabilité améliorée pour la préparation des échantillons métallographiques

Spécialement conçue pour assurer rapidité et fiabilité lors de l’enrobage des échantillons métallographiques avant le prépolissage et le polissage, l’enrobeuse SimpliMet™ 4000 récemment mise au point par Buehler est destinée à une utilisation dans des environnements industriels ESSLINGEN, 06-Jun-2016 — … Read the full press release

K+S Q1 2016: Revenues and earnings significantly below the previous year’s levels due to the prevailing weakness in the potash market

Solid Salt earnings despite mild winter weather Decline in earnings in the Potash and Magnesium Products business unit Revenues of €1.1 billion (Q1/15: €1.4 billion) Operating earnings (EBIT I) of €218 million (Q1/15: €317 million) ‘Fit for the Future’ and ‘Salt 2020’ make important contributions … Read the full press release