Ukraine: Zaporizhstal starts blast furnace #5 overhaul

Zaporizhstal has stopped its blast furnace #5 for capital repairs for 45 days.

Ukraine: Metinvest the major taxpayer in 2015

In 2015 Metinvest was the largest taxpayer among industrial companies. It paid 8.2 billion UAH of taxes.

Ukraine: Heavy Weight Drill Pipe Works directors get burnt

Two of the Heavy Weight Drill Pipe Works employees were hurt while doing checks at the electric-arc furnace.

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: reinforcement steel (alloy steel), January 2016

Ukraine: DMKD ends 2015 with losses

In 2015 Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works named after Dzerzhinsky received 1.39 billion UAH of pre-tax losses.

Ukraine: Metallurgprom asking government to limit scrap exports

Metallurgprom has asked the Prime-Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk and the Ministry of economical development and trade to help in limiting ferrous scrap exports as the local market suffers from its shortage.

Ukraine: coal ministry looking for Selidovugol director

The Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine has announced a competition for the office of Selidovugol general director.

Ukraine: DSS gets $103.6 thousand

Dneprospetsstal has received $103.6 thousand from the State Oschadbank as a part of its 1.5 billion UAH loan.

Ukraine: PFK nickel output down in 2015

In 2015 Pobuzhye Ferronickel Plant (PFK) produced 17.95 thousand tons of nickel, down by 3.5% YoY, or by 0.64 thousand tons.

Ukraine: Metinvest buys 1.17% of Zaporozhkoks

Metinvest B. V. has accumulated 52.17% of Zaporozhkoks.

Ukraine: Ilyich ships coils and sheets to Colombia

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has shipped a batch of cold-rolled coils and sheets of DC01 steel according to EN10130 to Colombia.

Ukraine: Druzhkovka Metal Wares Works ends 2015 with profits

In 2015 Druzhkovka Metal Wares Works received 34.8 million UAH of net profits.

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal demands mirror duties on Russian metal

Zaporizhstal has asked the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to impose mirror duties on Russian metal or make Russia cancel its 5% duty on Ukrainian metal.

Ukraine: Azovstal ends 2015 with losses

In 2015 Azovstal Iron and Steel Works received 1.76 billion UAH of losses.

Ukraine: Ukrpromvneshexpertisa doubting negative effect of railroad tariff increase

“In my opinion, the Ministry of infrastructure announced railroad transportation tariffs rise will not greatly affect mining companies”, said the Ukrpromvneshexpertisa analyst Dmitry Zheltyakov.

Ukraine: DTEK coal output down in 2015

Last year DTEK exported 1.4 million tons of coal, down b 65.8% YoY.

Ukraine: Lisichanskugol buys 19.6 million UAH worth of safety equipment

Lisichanskugol will buy safety equipment valued at 19.64 million UAH from Promtorg Company.

Ukraine: Interpipe struggling fakes in Gulf region

Interpipe has for the first time officially registered its trademark with the UAE Ministry of economy. According to the company statement, this is the first action in the struggle with fake tubes in the region.

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal decreasing expenses

In 2015 with the help of continuous development program Zaporizhstal was able to decrease its expenses by 950 million UAH.

Ukraine: metal output in Donetsk region in January 2016

In January Donetsk region witnessed a slight decrease of metal output – by 0.1%, with coke output down by 9%, all MoM.