Ukraine: UGOK output up in August 2015

In August Yuzhny Mining and Processing Works (UGOK, Kriviy Rih) produced 1023.2 thousand tons of concentrate, up by 7.3%, or by 69.2 thousand tons YoY.

Ukraine: Dneprospetsstal miner captured

The State Security Service of Ukraine has captured the suspect in Dneprospetsstal (Zaporozhye) false mining.

Ukraine: CGOK appoints a CEO

The Central Mining and Processing Works supervisory board has appointed Dmitry Shevchik the general director of the company.

Ukraine: Metinvest insists on its companies working lawfully

The largest Ukrainian mining and metal company Metinvest has said that its enterprises are operating under Ukrainian law and its Khartsyzsk Pipe Works and Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works (both based in Donetsk region) have been re-registered in Ukrainian controlled Mariupol, and has expressed hope that VAT for exported goods will be refunded.

Ukraine: AMKR, Azovstal and DMKD get the most of VAT back in August 2015

In August the major VAT-reimbursement receiver among the mining-metallurgical companies was ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih with 535.1 million UAH.

Ukraine: metallurgy sees output rise in August 2015

For the first time since the beginning of 2014 Ukrainian metal sector has shown some rise. August results confirm the first half-year trend in output increase. In August Ukrainian companies produced 9% more steel, than a year ago.

Ukraine: VAT-reimbursement for Akhmetov’s companies stopped

State Safety Service has stopped the VAT-reimbursement to Metinvest-Ukraine, Khartszysk Pipe Works and Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works, belonging to Rinat Akhmetov.

Ukraine: DTEK ups its coal stocks

As of September 1, DTEK thermal power stations warehouse 1.14 million tons of coal. Provided the deliveries face no hindrance, coal stocks will be further increased.

Ukraine: PGOK pays 434 million UAH to state budget

In the first half year of 2015 Ferrexpo-controlled Poltava Mining and Processing Works (PGOK) paid over 434 million UAH to the Ukrainian budgets as taxes and fees.

Ukraine: gold mine returned to state ownership

The General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine reported that the Muzhievo gold mine had been restored to the state.

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal output up in 8 months

In January-August Zaporizhstal produced 2.62 million tons of steel, up by 1.3% YoY.

Ukraine: metal companies to face hard times

The experts don’t expect a noticeable increase in Ukrainian metal output or export this year.

Ukraine: EMSS to produce rolls for ABB

Energomashspetstsal has received an order from its long-time partner ABB. EMSS will produce a large batch of rolls.

Ukraine: first 30 thousand tons of coal imported from Russia

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.

Ukraine: DTEK miners to work two days a week

On the eve of the Miners Day DTEK Dobropolyeugol employees found out their working week had been shortened to just 2 days.

Ukraine: metal output down in January-August 2015

In January-August Ukrainian metal companies produced 15.04 million tons of steel, down by 24% YoY.

Ukraine: Ceramet deliveries to Poland and Hungary up in H1 2015

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.

Ukraine: DMKD to pay its 13 million UAH debt to Dneprodzerzhinsk

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.

Ukraine: Metinvest completes final drawdown under EUR 25 million loan

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).

Ukraine: Centravis passes OHSAS and ISO audits

Centravis Production Ukraine has successfully passed the annual environmental and industrial safety audit according to OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004.

Ukraine: Krasnoarmeyskugol dropped Rodinskaya mine

The management of State Enterprise Krasnoarmeyskugol has asked the Ministry for Energy and Coal Industry to remove the Rodinskaya mine from its list.

Ukraine: SPF looking for ZALK CEO

The State Property Fund of Ukraine has announced a contest for a vacancy of the Zaporozhye Aluminum Works CEO.

Ukraine: Azovstal confirms railroad quality

Azovstal Iron and Steel Works railroad fasteners have received approval of Skinest Baltija.

Ukraine: Yasinovskaya-Glubokaya mine gave the first coal

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.

Ukraine: Chinese stock exchange crisis to hit metal export revenues

The President of the Ukrainian analytical center Alexander Okhrimenko says the fall at the Chinese stock exchange will affect Ukrainian metal export revenues.

Ukraine: the Netherlands up their share in Bagleykoks

Palmrose B. V. (the Netherlands), 100% controlled by Evraz, has increased its share in Evraz Bagleykoks from 94.4467% to 94.4584%.