DMKD to commission ladle furnace #2 by early 2012

Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works named after F. Dzerzhinsky (DMD), a subsidiary of the Ukrainian steel producer Industrial Union of Donbass, has activated works to install ladle furnace no 2.The company has almost completed all construction works. Azovintex company is installing the equipment of the ladle furnace. The installation of the furnace crown and the…

Lugansk Tube Plant welded steel pipe output up by 4% YoY in 7 months

In January to July Lugansk Tube Plant increased its welded steel pipe production by 4% YoY to 132,000 tons.
In August the mill plans to produce around 16-17,000 tons of welded pipes and to maintain its July work level on the back of steady demand from both local and foreign customers. (SteelOrbis)

Renova in talks to buy Ukrainian metals assets

Mr. Viktor Vekselberg’s Renova Group is in talks to buy metals assets of Viktor Pinchuk EastOne LLC.
EastOne is looking to sell 25% of companies that control three ferroalloy plants and two iron ore processing facilities in Ukraine including the Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant. The stakes may be worth a total of $1.5 billion. (Kommersant)

ArcelorMittal Ukraine unit in July cuts steel output by 14% YoY

ArcelorMittal Krivyi Rih steel production declined by 13.6% YoY in July from the same month a year ago.Mr. Alexander Ioskov, who heads the production department at ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, said output fell to 425,100 tons from 492,100 tons.Steel production declined to 3.08 million tons in the first seven months of the year from 3.56 million…

July 2011

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUND BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: SQUARE BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROLLED WIRE UKRAINE&RUSSIA: SLABS Month Export, Ukraine, $/t, FOB Black sea ports min max June 650.00 660.00 July 605.00 610.00 Month Export, Russia, $/t, FOB Black sea ports min max June 640.00 660.00 July 600.00 650.00 * – Ukrainian Hrivna…

Ukraine reduces ferroalloy output by 20% in H1 on weak demand

Ukraine reduced ferroalloy output by 19.6% YoY in January to June to 621,200 tons on weaker demand.
Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant, the biggest of Ukraine’s three smelters reduced output by 15.8% YoY, to 406,000 tons. (Ukrainian Journal)

Ukrainian crude steel production to reach 3 million tons in August

According to the Ukrainian association of metal producers Metallurgprom, in August Ukraine’s crude steel production will reach 3.09 million tons.Pig iron output in Ukraine will reach 2.650 million tons in August, while production of rolled steel will rise to 2.840 million tons.In July Ukrainian metallurgical companies plan to produce a total of 3.07 million tons…