Ilyich completes capital repairs of agglomerating machine No 4

Ukrainian steelmaker Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works, a subsidiary of the Ukrainian steel group Metinvest, has completed capital repairs of its agglomerating machine No 4 and started recommissioning works.The repair works included the modernization of the agglomerating machine’s furnace and the switch to an automatic control system. The capital repair of agglomerating machine No…

Metinvest becomes one of the priority sales channels for Moldavian Steel Works

Metinvest, a vertically integrated group of metals and mining companies, will commence sales of products from Moldavian Steel Works (MMZ).Nearly 33,000 tons of products will be shipped for Metinvest during the first month of production. Long rolled steel will be sold in Ukrainian market through the retail network of service metal centers of Metinvest SMC,…

April 2011

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUND BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: SQUARE BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROLLED WIRE Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR27.5022* Ukrainian market, $/t without VAT, $1/UAH7.9654* min max min max March 755.58 925.38 694.63 840.13 April 750.49 925.38 694.63 840.13 Month Export, Ukraine, $/t, FOB Black sea ports Export, Russia, $/t, FOB Black…

Ukrainian crude steel output down by 3% in April from March

In April Ukraine’s crude steel output totaled 2.995 million tons, 3% or 94,000 tons lower as compared to March.
In the January to April period Ukrainian crude steel production reached 11.631 million tons, marking an increase of 5.8% YoY. (SteelOrbis)

ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih crude steel output down by 10% in January-April

In the January to April period of the current year the crude steel production of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, the Ukrainian subsidiary of global steel giant ArcelorMittal, totaled 1.838 million tons, down by 10% YoY. In addition, in the first 4 months of the year ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih registered a 12% decrease YoY in its finished…

KhPW steel pipe output up by 194% in January-April

Ukrainian pipe producer Khartsyzsk Pipe Works announced that in January to April this year it produced 210,000 tons of steel pipes, 194% more than in the same period of 2010. Meanwhile, KhPW’s production of steel pipes in April decreased by 1% compared to March, dropping to 54,100 tons. (SteelOrbis)

Metinvest launches BOF steel rails production

Metinvest is launching BOF steel rails production at Azovstal Iron and Steel Works. The manufacturing procedure for the rails production has been approved by Azovstal’s strategic partner Ukrzaliznytsya.Metinvest experts together with the State Research and Development Center of Ukraine have developed and evaluated the manufacturing practice for BOF steel rails and all delivery trials have…