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.

Ukraine: Grigorishin wants to give DTEK assets back to the state

Rinat Akhmetov’s DTEK assets have been illegally privatized and their return to the state ownership will look not like reprivatization or nationalization, but like a return of the wrongfully amortized property.

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal goes on with its oxygen-converter shop project

Zaporizhstal has concluded a contract to carry out design and survey work on construction of the hot-rolled coils complex within the converter shop. The sum of the contract is about 100 million UAH.

Ukraine: Ilyich to put continuous casting machine into operation

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and Primetals Technology (Austria) have signed an agreement to construct a continuous casting machine.

Ukraine: Kalenkov appointed Metallurgprom president

Metallurgprom board of directors has appointed Alexander Kalenkov, the Institute for strategic researches director, the president.

Ukraine: coal export-import in January-August 2015

In January-August Ukraine imported $1121.34 million worth of anthracite and black coal, including $138.11 million in August.