Centrenergo, desperately needing power-generating coal due to the military activity at Donbass, has imported the first 30 thousand tons of coal from Russia for Zmeyevka and Tripolye Thermal Power Stations.
In January-August Ukrainian metal companies produced 15.04 million tons of steel, down by 24% YoY.
In January-June Ceramet, a leading scrap procuring company in Ukraine, increased its deliveries of scrap to Poland and Hungary 2.4 times YoY, to 241.08 thousand tons.
Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works named after F. Dzerzhinsky (DMKD) has to pay the city it is situated in 13 million UAH as the participation in the development of the city infrastructure.
Metinvest B.V. (the Netherlands), the parent’s company of the international vertically integrated mining and metal company Metinvest, has announced that it has completed the final drawdown under a EUR 25 million 10-year buyer credit facility covered by Euler Hermes Deutschland AG, the German export credit insurance agency (the ECA).
The management of State Enterprise Krasnoarmeyskugol has asked the Ministry for Energy and Coal Industry to remove the Rodinskaya mine from its list.
The restored 5th Western lava of the Yasinovskaya-Glubokaya mine (Mine Group named after Kirov) yielded its first coal. Lava was prepared last summer. But because of the military activity in the mine vicinity in August-September 2014 the mine was left without electricity and some ends were flooded.
The President of the Ukrainian analytical center Alexander Okhrimenko says the fall at the Chinese stock exchange will affect Ukrainian metal export revenues.
Palmrose B. V. (the Netherlands), 100% controlled by Evraz, has increased its share in Evraz Bagleykoks from 94.4467% to 94.4584%.
In January-June electricity consumption in Ukraine decreased by 11.7% YoY.
In January-June Donetsk region (without the Anti-terrorist operation zone) exported $1840.5 million worth of products, down 2.8 times YoY.
In July Ukraine (without the temporary occupied Crimea and a part of the Anti-terrorist operation zone) produced 888 thousand tons of steel (without continuous casting semi-finished products), down by 20% YoY.
DTEK has made first deliveries of anthracite coal from the Anti-terrorist operation zone via a new railroad delivery route Nikotovka-Mayorskaya.
Zaporizhstal has signed an agreement with the Berdichev Machine-Building Works “Progress” to produce and supply gas-cleaning units for 4 sintering machines ##3-6. The price of the units is 330 million UAH.
The State Safety Service of Ukraine has started the procedure about the illegal disassembly of the Zaporozhye Aluminum Works (ZALK) machinery.
As of August 18th coal stocks at the thermal power stations decreased by 0.18%, or by 2.3 thousand tons, to 1277.8 thousand tons (including 573.9 thousand tons of anthracite and 25.05 thousand tons of fuel oil), as compared with August 17th.