Ukraine: Ilyich blast furnace overhaul over

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has finished the capital repairs of its blast furnace #3.

Ukraine: Ferrexpo pellets output up in H1 2015

In January-June Ferrexpo plc, controlling Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works (both in Poltava region), produced 5.81 million tons of pellets, up by 7.4%, or by 0.44 thousand tons, YoY.

Ukraine: uranium processing plant to be built

The state concern Nuclear Power of Ukraine has started negotiating with ConverDyn as to construction of the uranium conversion plant.

Ukraine: metallurgy to halt due to limestone shortage

In the early 2015 Ukrainian metal industry was on the brink of halting because of the limestone shortage, mined in Crimea and Donetsk region.

Ukraine: Avdiivka working despite constant shelling

In east Ukraine lies one of Europe’s biggest coking plants. In order for it to feed steel plants in other cities around the country hundreds of workers have to man its furnaces around the clock even if a barrage of rockets is falling all around them. It’s been hit by about 230 rocket and artillery attacks since the start of the conflict with Russian-backed insurgents in east Ukraine over a year ago.

Ukraine: Ferrexpo shares rise on strong H1 iron ore output

Shares in Ukrainian iron ore producer Ferrexpo rose as much as 4% in early trade in London on Friday after the company posted a strong increase in iron ore pellet for the first half of the year.

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: beams (ordinary steel), May 2015

Russian export prices are up by $20.

Ukraine: Ilyich finishes sintering machine overhaul

Metinvest Group has finished an overhaul of the sintering machine #1 at the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works.

Ukraine: SFS finds violations in scrap exports

The tax police of the State Fiscal Service have found violations of the tax legislation worth 1.6 billion UAH by a metal scrap exporting and trading company.

Ukraine: metal output down in H1 2015

In January-June Ukraine produced 11.25 million tons of carbon steel, down by 27.2%, YoY.

Ukraine: Deripaska hopes for swift resolving of situation

Rusal president Oleg Deripaska said he hoped for the political decision in matters with Western sanctions and situation in Ukraine.

Ukraine: new long face open at DTEK Pershotravenskoye

A new long face has been put into operation at the Yubileynaya mine at Pershotravenskoye Mine Group.

Ukraine: NGZ works according to international standards

Nikolaev Alumina Works (NGZ), a part of Rusal, has successfully passed the management quality, industrial safety, labor safety and ecological management audits according to ISO 9001:2008, OHSAS18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004.