In January-September Metinvest increase investments by 24% YoY, to $770 million.
The share of strategic projects dropped to 35% from 39%.
In particular, scheduled repairs of manufacturing facilities accounted for 65% (61%)
The key project was the capital repair of Azovstal blast furnace No. 3 with the construction of pulverized coal injection system, completed in June.
In March Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works commissioned the new continuous-casting machine No. 4. The group has also finished the reconstruction of the sheet-rolling shop-1700; the first coils were produced in November. (Ukrainian metal)