Ukraine: metal sector to strive when China shuts down

Ukrainian metal situation will be difficult until the ineffective capacities in China close down.

Ukraine: metal output in January-September 2015

In January-September Ukraine produced 17.09 million tons of steel, down by 20% YoY.

Ukraine: Valki-Ilmenit ups output in January-August 2015

In January-August Valki-Ilmenit, a part of Group DF, produced 52.4 thousand tons of 42% ilmenite concentrate, up by 48.5% YoY.

Ukraine: Krasnolimanskaya miners on strike

Vitaly Zyusko, a former deputy CEO of the Krasnolimanskaya mine, and acting director after Konstantin Kiselev has been fired, was met with damnations and shouts he was not supported by anyone in this office.

Ukraine: Grigorishin wants to give DTEK assets back to the state

Rinat Akhmetov’s DTEK assets have been illegally privatized and their return to the state ownership will look not like reprivatization or nationalization, but like a return of the wrongfully amortized property.

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal goes on with its oxygen-converter shop project

Zaporizhstal has concluded a contract to carry out design and survey work on construction of the hot-rolled coils complex within the converter shop. The sum of the contract is about 100 million UAH.

Ukraine: Ilyich to put continuous casting machine into operation

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and Primetals Technology (Austria) have signed an agreement to construct a continuous casting machine.

Ukraine: Kalenkov appointed Metallurgprom president

Metallurgprom board of directors has appointed Alexander Kalenkov, the Institute for strategic researches director, the president.

Ukraine: coal export-import in January-August 2015

In January-August Ukraine imported $1121.34 million worth of anthracite and black coal, including $138.11 million in August.

Ukraine: Metinvest companies not working at full capacity

According to the Metinvest CEO Yuri Ryzhenkov, Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and Azovstal Iron and Steel Works operate at 80-85% of their capacities, while Severny, Ingulets and Central Mining and Processing Works have all their capacities fully loaded.

Ukraine: Lviv miners in need of state support

The head of the Lviv region state administration Oleg Sinyutka, Lvivugol representatives and Lviv region coal industry trade union have discussed the debts to the Lviv miners.

Ukraine: EMSS to produce rolls for AM European companies

Energomashspetsstal (Kramatorsk, Donetsk region) plans to produce a large batch of rolls for ArcelorMittal Bremen (Germany), ArcelorMittal Sestao (Italy) and ArcelorMittal Atlantique et Lorraine-Florange (France).

Ukraine: Yenakievo reregistered in Mariupol

Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works, a part of Metinvest, has changed its legal address and registered anew in Mariupol.

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.