Ukrainian steel sector should meet European environmental standards

Ukrainian president Mr. Viktor Yanukovych during his visit to Zaporizhzhia region said that modernization of the mining and metallurgical complex should proceed in line with European environmental standards to make it possible to solve the environmental problems of the regions where MMC companies operate, and to start launching the relevant environmental programs. Mr. Yanukovych during…

Ukrainian steelmakers cut gas consumption due to new coal injection facilities

Ukrainian metallurgical enterprises have continued the upgrading of blast furnaces by installing coal injection facilities amid gas price hikes and tough competition on the domestic and foreign markets in 2012.Mr. Anatoliy Starovoit, director general of Dniepropetrovsk-based Ukrkoks association of coking and chemical enterprises, said that in 2013 smelters plan to produce 13.5 million tons of…

Ukraine issues production results for the first three months of 2012

According to the data issued by Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers, in the first three months of the current year Ukraine registered a 0.3% decrease YoY in its finished steel product output to 7.103 million tons, a 5.5% decrease in its crude steel output to 8.190 million tons and a 0.1% decline in its pig iron…