Ukraine: EMZ explodes

An accident happened at the Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works, situated on the Russia-occupied territory of Donetsk region. Locals have experienced failures in electricity supplies. Some spoke of an explosion at the works, others of a gas outburst. There is still no official confirmation of the accident. Metinvest lost control over EMZ on March 15,…

Ukraine: Russia-manipulated terrorists trying to resume operation at Yenakievo Works

Russia, which controls its own terrorist organization of the Donetsk People’s Republic, has started restoring machinery at Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works, burned down by the militants in early April. “The rare and expensive machinery is slowly being restored, the manufacturing process is going on. Thanks to the Russian specialists and enormous sums of money…

Ukraine: KhTZ and EMZ supervisory boards appoint new acting CEO

Supervisory boards of Khartsyzsk Pipe Works and Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works have replaced the acting CEO Kirill Avramenko with the chief accountant Tatiana Zaytseva. According to the companies’ information, the matter was discussed on October 4. Zaytseva has been appointed the acting CEO of KhTZ and EMZ since October 5 for an indefinite term.…

Ukraine: DPR sends 5 thousand EMZ employees into forced vacation

Terrorists from the occupies territories of Donetsk region, the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, created and supported by Russia, have sent all the employees of Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works into a forced 2-months vacation. According to the press service of the Chief Intelligence Service, the situation at the terrorists-occupied lands is worsening. In particular, manufacturing…

Ukraine: to resume operation at EMZ separatists need $10 million a day

The resumption of the Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works and its Makeevka subsidiary operation is estimated at 584 million rubles a day, according to the so-called ministry of industry of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the terrorist organization, supported by Russia, on the occupied territories of Ukraine. Earlier the chief of the organization Alexander Zakharchenko said…

Ukraine: Donbass metal works taken by militants shutting down

The situation at the metal works, taken by the DPR-LPR militants from their rightful owners, has become almost critical in just 1 week. Despite the local authorities’ forecasts, which promised to quickly reorient production to Russian and provide up to 70% of the budget revenues from these companies, most of them start to shut down.…

Ukraine: Yenakievo Steel and Krasnodonugol halt operations

Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works and Krasnodonugol, both subsidiaries of Metinvest Group, have halted operations. Production has been disrupted by the ongoing armed hostilities and a blockade of railway transportation between the controlled and the uncontrolled territory of Ukraine. Since the beginning of the conflict in the region, Yenakievo Steel has experienced erratic supplies of…

Ukraine: June 2016 results for ATO zone works

June proved to be extremely unlucky for Ukrainian metal companies mostly because of the railroad strike. Steel smelting dropped by 19% MoM, to 1.87 million tons, pig iron output decreased by 20.5% MoM, to 1.79 million tons. Average daily steel output in June totaled 62.4 thousand tons as opposed to 73.2 thousand tons in May.…

Ukraine: metal works on occupied territories stopped

Several iron and steel works, situated on the Ukraine-uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, have been stopped because of the Donetsk railway strike. A week ago railroaders went on a strike demanding their salaries to be paid. Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works has temporarily closed-down all of its blast furnaces. Yenakievo Iron and Steel…