Ukraine: DSS changes supervisory board

The shareholders of Dneprospetsstal have replaced the supervisory board.

Ukraine: AMKR stops using gas at two blast furnaces

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has stopped using natural gas at two of its blast furnaces (##6 and 7) by switching to gasless charge, and thus decreasing the prime cost of pig iron.

Ukraine: mining company damages Ternopil region for 1.3 million UAH

The Security Service of Ukraine has found the facts of polluting over 3 hectares of agricultural lands in Ternopil region with mining wastes.

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia to provide more trains for Metinvest

Ukrzaliznytsia says it’s willing to provide additional cargo trains for Metinvest.

Ukraine: coal output up in Q1 2016

In January-March Ukraine mined 10 million tons of coal, up by 6.4% YoY.

According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, in March coal output totaled 3.4 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: DTEK Ternovskoye Mine Group mines 1 million tons of coal

DTEK Ternovskoye Mine Group was the second among other DTEK mine groups to yield 1 million tons of coal since the beginning of the year.

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: reinforcement steel (ordinary steel), February 2016

Ukraine: AMKR output up in Q1 2016

In January-March ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih produced 1.34 million tons of rolled metal, up by 1.3% YoY.

Ukraine: steel output up in March 2016

In March Ukrainian metal makers produced 2.2 million tons of steel, up by 30% YoY and 12% MoM. That is the highest result since July 2014 when the escalation of the military activity in Donbass dropped steel output by 28% MoM.

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: pellets, February 2016

Ukraine: Alchevsk Works results for Q1 2016

In January-March Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works produced 432 thousand tons of rolled metal, 474 thousand tons of steel and 464 thousand tons of pig iron. In January-March 2015 the works was idle.

Ukraine: Zaporozhogneupor output up in March 2016

In March Zaporozhogneupor increased refractory materials output.

Ukraine: police investigating mass scrap exports

The police have started investigating the decision of the Ministry of economical development and trade to register scrap export operations.

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia helping Russian miners

The Verkhovnaya Rada industrial policy and entrepreneurship committee chairman Victor Galasyuk wants to discuss the actions of Ukrzaliznytsia in giving preferences in transportation to manufacturers from other countries and not providing such privileges to local ones.

Ukraine: Volynugol new director wants all mine management dismissed

Buzhanskaya miners have addressed the President of Ukraine, the minister of energy, people’s deputies and local authorities telling them of the illegal actions of the new acting CEO of Volynugol Valentin Kiselev.

Ukraine: Ukrainian Mining Company goes bankrupt

The Commercial Court of Cherkassy region has initiated a case of the Trading House “Ukrainian Mining Company” bankruptcy.

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal the only cold-rolled supplier to Pakistan in 2015

In late March Pakistan imposed additional duties on rolled metal from Ukraine. Ukrainian metal makers could lose $2-5 million.

Ukraine: Metinvest takes up alternative supply routes

Metinvest is forced to resume sea delivery routes to Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and Azovstal. The reason for this is the low acceptance rate of the Kamysh-Zarya – Volnovakha span, the only railroad that connects Mariupol to the rest of Ukraine.

Ukraine: Interpipe gets JFE Steel license to produce thread connections

Interpipe has signed a license agreement with JFE Steel Corporation to produce JFEBEAR thread connection.

Ukraine: Ferrexpo pellets output up in Q1 2016

In January-March Ferrexpo plc, owner of Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works, produced 2.88 million tons of pellets, up by 0.05% YoY, or by 1.4 thousand tons.