Ukraine: Azovstal completes converter overhaul

Azovstal has put its oxygen converter #1 into operation after capital repairs.

Ukraine: Vesko profits in 2015

In 2015 the major refractory clay miner – Vesco – received 529.42 million UAH of net profits.

Ukraine: ZALK to start producing aluminum wire rod and silicon

The only producer of primary aluminum in Ukraine – Zaporozhye Aluminum Works – plans to start producing aluminum wire rod and silicon at the expense of selling unused assets.

Ukraine: Turkey interested in privatizing mines

According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry press-service this has been discussed at the meeting of the ministry head Vladimir Demchyshin with the minister of energy and natural resources of Turkey Berat Albairak.

Ukraine: PGOK ups losses in 2015

In 2015 Poltava Mining and Processing Works received 5.79 billion UAH of losses.

Ukraine: Ferrexpo litigating with bank

The Commercial Court of Kiev has accepted the claim of Ferrexpo plc to recover $10 million from Finances and Credits bank, which is being liquidated.

Ukraine: UGOK concentrate output down in February 2016

In February Yuzhny Mining and Processing Works produced 861.6 thousand tons of concentrate, down by 1.2% YoY. Sinter output increased by 15.5% YoY, to 119 thousand tons.

Ukraine: pig iron exports up in January-February 2016

In January-February Ukraine exported 385.76 thousand tons of steel-making pig iron, worth $63.67 million, up by 62.3% and down by 15.6% YoY respectively.

Ukraine: Ilyich to give some of its assets to the city

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works decided to give some of its social and industrial assets to the municipal ownership.

Ukraine: Ilyich rolled output up in January-February 2016

In January-February Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works produced 0.39 million tons of rolled metal, up by 10% YoY.

Ukraine: DMZ stops working

The last two shops of the Donetsk Iron and Steel Works stop operating on March 11.

Ukraine: Chasov Yar Refractories under question

The head of the Donetsk region administration Pavel Zhebrivsky has ordered a regional committee to be organized for the review of the situation with the Chasov Yar Refractory Works.

Ukraine: Poroshenko asked to retain railroad connections with Donbass metal works

The stop of the railroad connection with companies working on the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions will worsen the economical situation in Ukraine.

Ukraine: AZOTSM seeking ways to stabilize operation

Artemovsk Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works held a union meeting dedicated to the results of 2015 and prospects for 2016.

Ukraine: Akhmetov’s metal companies out of Ukrainian Stock Exchange index

For the first time since 2009 the Ukrainian Stock Exchange committee has reduced its index basket to 7 securities.

Ukraine: ZTMK to buy 5 million cubic meters of gas

Zaporozhye Titanium and Magnesium Works has agreed to buy 5.01 million cubic meters of gas worth 42.69 million UAH from Energogazreserv.

Ukraine: coke export-import in January-February 2016

In January-February Ukraine exported 20.24 thousand tons of coke and semi-coke, down by 25.6% YoY.

Ukraine: Druzhkovka MG profits up in 2015

In 2015 Druzhkovka Mine Group received 67.22 million UAH of profits.

Ukraine: NKMZ to sell ore-pulverizing mills to UGOK

Novokramatorsk Machine-Building Works plans to ship a batch of ore-pulverizing mills to Yuzhny Mining and Processing Works.