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.
Vostochny Mining and Processing Works (Dniepropetrovsk region) has announced a tender to purchase 30.07 million kW-h of electricity in November-December.
Zaporizhstal has postponed the preparation of the Markusova gorge territory for the converter shop construction.
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.
The supervisory board of Zakarpatvtormet has appointed Vasily Yurichko the acting general manager/chairman of the board instead of Ivan Baran.
The Cabinet of the Ministers of Ukraine has cancelled licenses for non-ferrous metal wares exports.
Anticorruption organization activists have cancelled the Volnogorsk Mining and Metallurgical Combine tender on cargo carriages worth 40 million UAH.
In January-September Zaporizhstal pig iron output went up by 8.9% YoY, to 2778.4 thousand tons.
In September the major receiver of VAT reimbursement among mining-metallurgical companies was ArcelorMittal Kirviy Rih (910.3 million UAH).
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.
Ukrainian metal situation will be difficult until the ineffective capacities in China close down.
In January-September Ukraine produced 17.09 million tons of steel, down by 20% YoY.
In January-August Valki-Ilmenit, a part of Group DF, produced 52.4 thousand tons of 42% ilmenite concentrate, up by 48.5% YoY.