Ukraine: AZOTSM to close its office in Kiev

The supervisory board of the Artemovsk Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works has decided to close its representative office in Kiev.

Ukraine: Coal ministry wants IMF to reform the industry

The Ministry for energy and coal industry wants the International Monetary Fund, Ukraine’s key creditor, to help reform the coal industry, which has been suffering from the lack of the budget support for over a year.

Ukraine: VostGOK to buy 30.1 million kW-h of electricity

Vostochny Mining and Processing Works (Dniepropetrovsk region) has announced a tender to purchase 30.07 million kW-h of electricity in November-December.

Ukraine: Metinvest completes plate shop overhaul at Azovstal

Metinvest Group of Companies has finished the overhaul of the plate shop at Azovstal Iron and Steel Works (Mariupol).

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal postpones converter shop construction

Zaporizhstal has postponed the preparation of the Markusova gorge territory for the converter shop construction.

Ukraine: Ilyich blast furnace repairs over

Metinvest Group of Companies has completed the capital repairs of the blast furnace #2 at the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works.

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal denies slag wastes ground take

Zaporizhstal denies the information of the armed people take of the Zaporozhye city council grounds of the slag wastes in Markusova gorge and its illegal exploitation.

Ukraine: Zakarpatvtormet appoints acting chairman of the board

The supervisory board of Zakarpatvtormet has appointed Vasily Yurichko the acting general manager/chairman of the board instead of Ivan Baran.

Ukraine: Metinvest completes converter cold repairs at Ilyich

Metinvest Group of Companies has completed the cold repairs of the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works converter #1.

Ukraine: Pertin becomes Smart-Holding CEO

On September 28, Smart-Holding shareholders decided to appoint Alexei Pertin the general manager beginning with October 29. Pertin occupied this office in 2008-2014.

Ukraine: no more licenses for non-ferrous exports

The Cabinet of the Ministers of Ukraine has cancelled licenses for non-ferrous metal wares exports.

Ukraine: Volnogorsk Combine carriage contract cancelled

Anticorruption organization activists have cancelled the Volnogorsk Mining and Metallurgical Combine tender on cargo carriages worth 40 million UAH.

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal pig iron output up in January-September 2015

In January-September Zaporizhstal pig iron output went up by 8.9% YoY, to 2778.4 thousand tons.

Ukraine: AMKR, Ilyich and Azovstal receive the most VAT reimbursement in September 2015

In September the major receiver of VAT reimbursement among mining-metallurgical companies was ArcelorMittal Kirviy Rih (910.3 million UAH).

Ukraine: Metinvest starts selling its plate with EU and Ukrainian certificates

Beginning with October the largest mining-metallurgical group of Ukraine – Metinvest – started selling its plate with double certification according to EN 10025-2 and GOST 14637.

Ukraine: Ilyich and Zaporizhstal top-managers running for mayors

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and Zaporizhstal top-managers have entered the race to become the mayor of Mariupol and Zaporozhye respectively.

Ukraine: metal sector to strive when China shuts down

Ukrainian metal situation will be difficult until the ineffective capacities in China close down.

Ukraine: metal output in January-September 2015

In January-September Ukraine produced 17.09 million tons of steel, down by 20% YoY.

Ukraine: Valki-Ilmenit ups output in January-August 2015

In January-August Valki-Ilmenit, a part of Group DF, produced 52.4 thousand tons of 42% ilmenite concentrate, up by 48.5% YoY.

Ukraine: Krasnolimanskaya miners on strike

Vitaly Zyusko, a former deputy CEO of the Krasnolimanskaya mine, and acting director after Konstantin Kiselev has been fired, was met with damnations and shouts he was not supported by anyone in this office.