Ukraine: AzovElectroStal to resume operation

AzovElectroStal (Mariupol, Donetsk region) plans to resume operation.

Ukraine: some Donbass works and mines restored

Due to the war in the East Ukraine lost half of its coal mining, while its metal industry fell by a quarter.

Ukraine: new master station at DTEK mine

The mine named after Stashkov (DTEK Dneprovskoe Mine Group) has constructed and put into operation a new master station.

Ukraine: Irshansk GOK ilmenite concentrate output up

In January-September Irshansk Mining and Processing Works (Zhitomir region) produced 115.7 thousand tons of ilmenite concentrate.

Ukraine: DMKD output to fall in Q4 2015

In the fourth quarter Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works named after Dzerzhinsky (DMKD) will decrease its output by 25% due to the planned repairs, of the blast furnace #12 in particular.

Ukraine: Dniepropetrovsk metal industry increases output

Revival of the Dniepropetrovsk region industry is underway. For the second month in a row local companies increase their output.

Ukraine: ZALK losses up in January-September 2015

In January-September Zaporozhye Aluminum Works received 1336.89 million UAH of net losses, up by 11.7% YoY (1197.07 million UAH).

Ukraine: DPR terrorists to buy iron ore from Russia

The government of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, a terrorist organization, supported by the Putin regime, plans to import iron ore raw materials from the Kursk Magnetic Anomaly in Russia as an alternative to Ukraine.

Ukraine: Turboatom reopens modernized steel shop

Turboatom has put one of its two steel smelting furnaces after a major overhaul into operation. The modernization helped to increase metal quality and output, while decreasing air pollution.

Ukraine: steel suffering from low quality

The quality of Ukrainian steel is low, while its prime cost is high.

Ukraine out of world steel makers list

Ukraine has left the TOP-10 world producers of steel, but has still increased its output YoY.

Ukraine: Metinvest fixes blown up bridge

Metinvest has finished repairing the railroad bridge over river Kalchik. The bridge, that connected Mariupol Ilyich and Azovstal Iron and Steel Works with the ports, was blown on December 23, 2014.

Ukraine: Donetsk region metal output up in September 2015

In January-September Donetsk region (without the antiterrorist operation zone) decreased its industrial output by 41.1%. At the same time September results were 16.9% better YoY.

Ukraine: Crimean titanium exported through state ports

The Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash illegally brings Crimean Titanium Works metal to the territory of Ukraine and then exports it as Ukrainian products.

Ukraine: black coal stocks up in September 2015

As of October 1, Ukraine (without the temporarily occupied Crimea and the ATO zone) stocks of black coal increased by 13.6% YoY, to 6749.4 thousand tons.

Ukraine: DTEK Pavlogradskoe Mine Group mined 3 million tons of coal

Pavlogradskoe Mine Group has mined its 3rd million tons of coal one month earlier.

Ukraine: court to take Akhmetov’s mine

The Higher Economic Court of Kiev could invalidate the concession of the DTEK Rovenkiantracit. Centrenergo filed the case to the company and the Ministry for energy and coal industry of Ukraine.

Ukraine: DSS gets a credit

Dneprospetsstal electrometallurgical works named after Kuzmin has received a credit of $55419 thousand from the state Oschadbank with the fixed interest rate of 11%.

Ukraine: Evraz and OMK dropping Interpipe wheels

The Eurasian Economic Commission decided to impose a 5-year 4.75% antidumping duty on steel wheels (for manufacture of railroad cars and trams) imports from Ukraine. The duty could be imposed in the early 2016.

Ukraine: metal companies asking to solve scrap deficiency problem

Metinvest, ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, Interpipe and Electrostal ask the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseny Yatsenyuk to help solve the ferrous scrap deficiency problem.

Ukraine: Metinvest to restructure its debts

The largest Ukrainian private mining-metallurgical group Metinvest has started negotiations with its creditors as to the debt restructuring with possible variants in mind (change of the payment schedule, capitalization, some debt adjustment, etc.).

Ukraine: Stepnaya mine implements the world’s first technique of safe rock transportation

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).

Ukraine: energy companies suffering losses at coal imports

Ukrainian energy-generating companies purchase around 40 thousand tons of anthracite coal daily from the terrorist-occupied mines of Donbass.

Ukraine: coke output down in September 2015

In September Ukraine produced 1049 thousand tons of bulk coke (6% moisture), down by 2.1%, or by 22 thousand tons MoM.