Ukraine: Ilyich-Stal CEO term of office extended

The Supervisory board of Ilyich-Stal, a part of Metinvest, has extended the term of office of the acting CEO Alexander Alipa from October 1, 2015 till April 1, 2016.

Ukraine: Ukrainian Polymetals pay nothing to the employees

The employees of the state stock company Ukrainian Polymetals have asked the court of law to recover salary owed to them.

Ukraine: AZOTSM to be renamed

On October 28, shareholders of the Artemovsk Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works (AZOTSM, Donetsk region) plan to discuss the renaming of the company.

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: pellets, August 2015

Ukraine: NZF output down in August 2015

In August the major Ukrainian ferroalloys manufacturer Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant (NZF) produced 4.1 thousand tons of ferromanganese, down by 38.8%, or by 2.6 thousand tons YoY.

Ukraine: ferroalloys output down in August 2015

In August Ukraine produced 76.8 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 55%, or by 93.9 thousand tons YoY.

Ukraine: money not priority for Avdiivka workers

Employees of the Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works, a part of the Metinvest Group, after all the dangers and constant shelling don’t view money as the main goal of their work.

Ukraine: Mezhdurechensky GOK output up in January-August 2015

In January-August Mezhdurechensky Mining and Processing Works, a part of the titanium business of Group DF, produced 106.7 thousand tons of ilmenite concentrate with 42% Ti2O content, up by 12.5% YoY.

Ukraine: manganese output halved in August 2015

In August Ukraine produced 155.1 thousand tons of manganese concentrate and sinter, down by 50.4% YoY, or by 157.4 thousand tons.

Ukraine: Ilyich sintering machine #2 overhaul finished

Metinvest Group has finished the capital repair of the sintering machine #2 at the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works.

Ukraine: DMKD to manufacture new products

Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works named after Dzerzhinsky plans to start producing angles with 25-40 sections.

Ukraine: Frumkin reelected DMKD chairman

The Supervisory board of the Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works named after Dzerzhinsky has reelected Leonid Frumkin as its chairman.

Ukraine: DSS output down in August 2015

In August Dneprospetsstal produced 18.53 thousand tons of steel, down by 23% MoM. It also produced 13.81 thousand tons of rolled metal, down by 2.2% MoM.

Ukraine: Ferrexpo in talks over loan amendments

Ukrainian iron ore producer Ferrexpo is expected to conclude talks with banks over a 12-month maturity extension on its pre-export finance loans in October, a banker said.

Ukraine: half of Metinvest shareholders create special committee

Holders of over 50% of Metinvest shares with maturity in 2016-2018 have created a special committee.

Ukraine: DTEK Pridneprovskaya TPS received its first anthracite batch

On September 24-25, DTEK Pridneprovskaya Thermal Power Station received its first 300 railroad cars of anthracite – 20 thousand tons. The company tries to do its best to start the heating season in Dniepropetrovsk in time.

Ukraine: AMKR to raise wages

Starting with October 1, ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih increases wages and tariffs for its employees by 8%.

Ukraine: scrap exports to be stopped altogether

Ukraine’s Prime-Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has ordered the minister for economic development and trade Aivaras Abromavichus to deal with the metal scrap deficiency.

Ukraine: UMCC to supply ilmenite concentrate to ZTMK

The State Enterprise United Mining and Chemical Company, operating Volnogorsk Mining and Metallurgical Complex (VGMK) and Irshansk Mining and Processing Works (IGOK), has won a tender to supply ilmenite concentrate to Zaporozhye Titanium and Magnesium Works (ZTMK).

Ukraine: VostGOK to increase uranium concentrate output in 2015

Vostochny Mining and Processing Works (VostGOK) plans to produce 1.2 thousand tons of uranium concentrate in 2015, up by 29.6% YoY.