Azovstal to close open-hearth furnaces in May

Azovstal Iron and Steel Works plans to close outdated, energy inefficient open-hearth furnaces in May.Steel production capacity will decrease by 1.3-5.5 MT per year, with two converters left. Additionally, Azovstal gained approval at the end of April to produce rails from converter steel from its biggest rails customer, Ukrzaliznytsia.Until recently OHF steel was used. Azovstal…

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ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih crude steel output down by 10% in January-April

In the January to April period of the current year the crude steel production of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, the Ukrainian subsidiary of global steel giant ArcelorMittal, totaled 1.838 million tons, down by 10% YoY. In addition, in the first 4 months of the year ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih registered a 12% decrease YoY in its finished…

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Metinvest launches BOF steel rails production

Metinvest is launching BOF steel rails production at Azovstal Iron and Steel Works. The manufacturing procedure for the rails production has been approved by Azovstal’s strategic partner Ukrzaliznytsya.Metinvest experts together with the State Research and Development Center of Ukraine have developed and evaluated the manufacturing practice for BOF steel rails and all delivery trials have…

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