Smart Holding plans to challenge Kryvorizhstal privatization

Ukrainian Journal reported that Kiev based Smart Holding plans to challenge in court the results of the privatization of OJSC Kryvorizhstal, the largest mining and Metals Company in Ukraine a 93.02% stake in which was bought by Mittal Steel Germany at an open tender held on October 24th 2005. According to the report, the mill…

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Ukraine steel consumption in 10 months down by 38% YoY

According to the data issued by metal trading enterprise Ukrainian Mining and Metallurgical Company, in January to October this year Ukraine consumed about 4.72 million tons of rolled steel products down by 37.8% YoY.In January to October 2009 Ukraine consumption of primary rolled steel products, excluding pipes was as follows: Product January-October 2008, t January-October…

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Pulverized coal as an alternative for gas at Alchevsk

Steel industry is one of the most power-intensive branches, particularly in terms of natural gas and coke consumption. Both can be substituted for domestically produced coal, namely pulverized coal.In 2009 the facility of pulverized coal injection was brought into operation at blast furnaces No 1 & 5 at Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works in Alchevsk,…

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