Stepnaya mine, a part of DTEK Pervomayskoye Mine Group, has introduced a new technique of safe transportation of the rock with the help of hanging diesel-hydraulic engines and containers with bottom offloading. The trial samples of containers have been designed and produced at Ferrit (Czech republic).
Ukrainian energy-generating companies purchase around 40 thousand tons of anthracite coal daily from the terrorist-occupied mines of Donbass.
In September Ukraine produced 1049 thousand tons of bulk coke (6% moisture), down by 2.1%, or by 22 thousand tons MoM.
In September Ukraine imported $17.65 million tons of coke, with exports on the level of $5.37 million.
The energy and coal industry minister Vladimir Demchishyn has announced the start of the bankruptcy process over the Krasnograd Central Processing Factory (Lviv region).
Centravis Production Ukraine has appointed Alexander Grabar a new financial director.
In September Ukraine imported $10.33 million worth of manganese ore, with exports at $1.19 million.
In September Ukraine exported $187.88 million worth of iron ore, with imports on the level of $3.53 million.
In the third quarter of 2015 Ukrainian companies of Evraz produced 133 thousand tons of coke, down by 29.6% QoQ. Evraz accuses Ukrainian metal companies of low demand for its coke.
In September Ukraine exported $48.4 million worth of ferroalloys, while imports reached $6.58 million.
In January-September coal imports from Russia fell by 31% YoY, to 3.7 million tons. In September Russia supplied 902 thousand tons of coal.
Deliveries of the South African coal for Ukrainian thermal power stations, that have been experiencing shortages of it due to the military activity in Donbass, are expected at the end of November.
Russia supplies coal to Ukraine without any interruptions, said the energy minister deputy Anatoly Yanovsky.
In September Ukraine exported $36.97 million worth of steel pipes, while imports reached $6.81 million.
In September Ukraine produced 6725 thousand tons of iron ore and iron ore concentrate, down by 3.3%, or by 234 thousand tons, MoM.
In September Ukraine exported $173.27 million worth of flat rolled products, while imports reached $47.86 million.
In September Ukraine exported $160.12 million worth of long rolled products, with imports on the level of $12.03 million.
In 2015 Ukrainian metal companies are expected to produce 23.5 million tons of steel, down by 13% YoY, due to the military activity in Lugansk and Donetsk regions, infrastructure destruction and works halts.
In September Ukraine produced 2060 thousand tons of steel, up by 7.3%, or by 140 thousand tons MoM.
In September Ukraine produced 2033 thousand tons of pig iron, up by 5.5%, or by 106 thousand tons MoM.
In September Ukraine produced 1755 thousand tons of rolled metal, up by 2%, or by 34 thousand tons MoM.