Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich and Azovstal pass SASO audit

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and Azovstal have successfully passed the SASO certification audits necessary to continue exporting metal to Saudi Arabia. The audit showed that the companies were controlling the quality when fulfilling orders. The SGS Ukraine representatives inspected the steel manufacture, as well as documents to produce metal and make samples. Metinvest…

Ukraine: Metinvest Mariupol plants expand product range

In January-June Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and Azovstal mastered the manufacture of 27 new rolled metal types. In particular, Azovstal manufactured new products in the plate-rolling shop. The company started producing 10G2FBU strips with the thickness of 10 to 55 mm to be used in the manufacture of large diameter pipes. According to…

Ukraine: 2 thousand tons of pig iron spilled at Azovstal

Some 2 thousand tons of liquid pig iron has been spilt at the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works.

A hole has been burned down in the mixer No. 1 of the converter shop.

There were no injured. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Azovstal shuts down BF6 for repairs

Azovstal Iron and Steel Works has shut down its blast furnace No. 6 for capital repairs.

Its modernization will improve its efficiency, lower manufacturing prime cost and decrease dust emission by 55%.

At present the specialists are preparing to start disassembling structures. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal, Azovstal and Mariupol Ilyich environment projects among top-20

The modernization projects of Azovstal, Zaporizhstal and Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works have made it to the top-20 best environment programs. The rating comprised local and foreign companies operating in Ukraine. Both completed and programs in progress were taken into account. The rating is topped by Azovstal, with its blast furnace No. 3 reconstruction…

Ukraine: mechanic perishes at Azovstal

A mechanic-repairman has perished at Azovstal.

On May 17, he was replacing an electric engine on the third floor of the coke shop. As a result of a hit by an 8-meter long pipe he died.

The prosecutor’s office is investigating the accident. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Azovstal profits in 2018

In 2018 Azovstal received 3.57 billion UAH of net profit as opposed to 130.947 million UAH of net loss in 2017.

EBITDA totaled 4.372 billion UAH.

Net income grew by 18.8%, to 81.96 billion UAH.

Undistributed profit reached 9.72 billion UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: DTEK ESKO modernizes Azovstal lighting

DTEK ESKO has modernized the lighting system in the transport and treatment department of the Azovstal converter shop.

Instead of 713 old lamps, 553 LED-lamps now light the premises, consuming 90% less electricity.

The lifetime of the new lamps is 15 years.

Lighting systems will be modernized in other shop departments as well. (Ukrainian metal)