Ukraine: seamless pipes imports quota 91% complete

As of October 1, Ukraine has imported 91.08% of its annual quota for steel seamless casing pipes with diameter up to 406.4 mm.

Ukraine: Centravis shows positive results in Q1 2015

Despite the unfavorable world market situation Centravis Production Ukraine, a major supplier of stainless seamless pipes, received positive sales results for the first half of 2015.

Ukraine: Ferrexpo pellets output up in January-August 2015

In January-August Ferrexpo plc, controlling Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works, produced 8.67 million tons of pellets, up by 5.1% YoY.

Ukraine: Sumy to sell valves to Ukrtransgaz

Sumy Machine-building scientific-production association has concluded a contract with Ukrtransgaz for the supply of a large batch of valves.

Ukraine: AZOTSM to close its office in Kiev

The supervisory board of the Artemovsk Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works has decided to close its representative office in Kiev.

Ukraine: Coal ministry wants IMF to reform the industry

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.

Ukraine: VostGOK to buy 30.1 million kW-h of electricity

Vostochny Mining and Processing Works (Dniepropetrovsk region) has announced a tender to purchase 30.07 million kW-h of electricity in November-December.

Ukraine: Metinvest completes plate shop overhaul at Azovstal

Metinvest Group of Companies has finished the overhaul of the plate shop at Azovstal Iron and Steel Works (Mariupol).

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal postpones converter shop construction

Zaporizhstal has postponed the preparation of the Markusova gorge territory for the converter shop construction.

Ukraine: Ilyich blast furnace repairs over

Metinvest Group of Companies has completed the capital repairs of the blast furnace #2 at the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works.

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal denies slag wastes ground take

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.

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).