Ukraine not to buy African coal

In 2016 Ukraine will not be buying coal from the South African Republic, said the head of the Ministry of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik. “We will stop buying coal. Under the current circumstances and taking into account our abilities, we no longer need to buy their coal”, said the minister. “Our stocks allow…


Ukraine: DTEK coal output up in Q1 2016

In January-March DTEK mined 7.2 million tons of coal, up by 5.8% YoY. According to the company statement, the output rise allowed processing factories to increase coal processing and concentrate manufacture – to 5.4 and 3.4 million tons respectively. In Q1 DTEK Rovenkiantrazit, DTEK Sverdlovantrazit and DTEK Komsomolets Donbassa Mine anthracite output increased by 120.4%…


Ukraine: metal output forecast for June 2016

Metallurgprom believes in June Ukraine will produce 2.2 million tons of steel, 2.1 million tons of pig iron and 1.9 million tons of rolled metal. At present Donetsk Electrometallurgical Plant is idle. As of May 1, 26 out of 28 blast furnaces, 7 out of 9 open-hearth furnaces and 17 out of 21 converters were…


Ukraine: ferrous scrap export-import in April 2016

In April Ukraine exported $14.37 million worth of ferrous metals scrap, with imports on the level of $0.24 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the main importer of Ukrainian scrap in April was Turkey ($14.23 million).

In January-April scarp exports totaled $16.84 million, while imports were on the level of $1.78 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich expecting Balczun to increase Ukrzaliznytsia effectiveness

Metinvest expects that the general manager of Ukrzaliznytsia Wojciech Balczun will work on the improvement of the company effectiveness. “We hope that all the tariff payments that Ukrzaliznytsia receives from metal companies, will be spent on fuel, spare parts and new locomotives, so that the company increases its effectiveness. The tariffs have been increased several…


Ukraine: AMKR to shut down open-hearth manufacture

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih intends to shut down its open-hearth manufacture when it completes its project of gas-purifying machine assembly at the converter shop. “The operation of the open-hearth furnace was closely connected with the gas-purifying machine project in the converter shop. The sooner we finish the project, the sooner we will close the open-hearth manufacture”,…


Ukraine: Avdiivka Coke increases supervisory board

Shareholders of Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works have decided to increase the supervisory board from 1 to 5 members. According to the company statement, Yuri Ryzhenkov, Alexander Pogozhev, Julia Dankova, Svetlana Romanova (all of them top-managers at Metinvest Holding and representatives of Metinvest B. V.) and Alexei Kolchanov (corporate secretary at Metinvest Holding) have been…


Ukraine: Evraz Bagleykoks reelects CEO

Shareholders of Evraz Bagleykoks have reelected Sergey Burilin the company CEO. According to the company statement, he has been reelected for 1 year. The shareholders have also dismissed Palmrose B. V. (the Netherlands) and Dmitri Furmanov from the supervisory board and appointed Alexander Rybalko (representative of Palmrose B.V.), Lyudmila Garmash and Dmitry Skotarenko instead. (Ukrainian…


Ukraine: KVV Group co-owner arrested

A Kiev court has arrested the co-owner of a major scrap procurement and processing complex KVV Group Yevgeny Kazmin on the request from the State Security Service. Kazmin is suspected in financing activities connected with the changing of the country borders and the state border of Ukraine. Kazmin oversees construction of housing in the Russia-annexed…


Ukraine: scrap exports down in April 2016

In January-April Ukraine exported 94.02 thousand tons of ferrous scrap metal, down by 76.9% YoY.

According to the State Fiscal Service, export revenues reached $16.84 million, down by 83.3% YoY. At the same time, in April Ukraine exported 82.47 thousand tons of scrap, with only 11.54 thousand tons in Q1. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Norilsk Nickel receives Sberbank loan first tranche for Bystrinsky GOK

Norilsk Nickel announces that upon completing all preceding loan granting conditions, on May 12, Bystrinskoye LLC received the first tranche as part of the credit line for the implementation of Bystrinsky Mining and Processing Works construction project in Trans-Baikal region. On May 5, Bystrinskoye LLC and Sberbank of Russia signed a loan agreement, whereby the…


Ukraine: Turkey interested in Lvivugol

Turkish investors plan to modernize Lvivugol mines and buy coal.

According to the Lviv regional state administration, managers of Lvivugol met the Turkish delegation and discussed financing of mine modernization.

The Ministry of energy and coal industry has postponed the privatization of coalmines for indefinite time due to the large debts. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Mechel 2015 operational results

Mechel, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces 2015 operational results. Production: Product 2015, thousand tons 2014, thousand tons % Q4 2015, thousand tons Q3 2015, thousand tons % Run-of-mine coal 23,181 22,624 +2 5,776 5,957 -3 Pig iron 4,065 3,946 +3 1,006 1,014 -1 Steel 4,321 4,269 +1 1,081 1,093 -1…