Metinvest is going to spend $17 million on construction of the pulverized coal injection machine in the blast furnace #4 of Azovstal, and plans to switch all blast furnace manufacture at the works from the expensive natural gas to pulverized coal fuel.
In January-March Ukraine procured 614 thousand tons of scrap. That’s the lowest result for the past 20 years. And the first time that the procurement can’t meet the local demand.
In 2016 Evraz Dneprodzerzhinsk By-product Coke Plant intends to decrease bulk 6% moisture coke output by 1.5% YoY, or by 9.8 thousand tons, to 659 thousand tons.
In March Ukraine exported $5.65 million worth of manganese ore, with exports on the level of $0.47 million.
In 2015 Donetsk Metal Rolling Works received 15.1 million UAH of net profits.
In March Ukraine exported $198.19 million worth of semi-finished steel products, with imports on the level of $1.12 million.
In March Ukraine exported $128 million worth of flat rolled metal, while imports totaled $39.38 million.
The supervisory board of Velikoanadolskiy Refractory Works has reelected Dmitry Golubev the general manager of the company.
Ukrpromvenshexpertisa has noted the increase of ferrous scrap prices from February 20 till April 10, CIF Turkey by 50%, or by $85 per ton, to $255 per ton.
In January-February Ukrainian metal companies decreased their pre-tax losses 3.2 times YoY, to 9.9 billion UAH (from 31.7 billion UAH).
In case Azovstal and Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works shareholders decide to switch from public to private joint-stock ownership, their shares might be entered into the waiting list for exclusion from the main index of the Ukrainian Exchange.
Selidovugol has ordered the Promtorg Company the delivery of 36760 thousand UAH worth of equipment.
Beginning with April 11, without the official statement, DTEK Zapadenergo decreased acceptance of state coal from 3 thousand tons to 800-900 thousand tons per day.
Yuzny Mining and Processing Works has put its sintering machine #5 into operation after a major overhaul valued at 35 million UAH.
Metinvest enlarges its range of boron-containing rolled steel by starting producing 2.5 mm thick sheet.