Pobuzhye Ferronickel Plant has finished switching its drying plant to pulverized coal.
The newly appointed minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik has promised to visit Novovolynsk as he intends to keep the coal industry in the region.
In March Coal Energy S. A., owner of a number of assets in Ukraine, produced 25.63 thousand tons of coal, up 3.3 times YoY, or by 17.96 thousand tons.
Zaporozhkoks has started supplying coke gas to Zaporizhstal.
DTEK plans to sell its Obukhovskaya Mine Group and Donskoy Antrazit (Russia).
Metinvest is going to spend $17 million on construction of the pulverized coal injection machine in the blast furnace #4 of Azovstal, and plans to switch all blast furnace manufacture at the works from the expensive natural gas to pulverized coal fuel.
In January-March Ukraine procured 614 thousand tons of scrap. That’s the lowest result for the past 20 years. And the first time that the procurement can’t meet the local demand.
In 2016 Pobuzhye Ferronickel Plant intends to keep nickel output on 2015 level.
In 2016 Evraz Dneprodzerzhinsk By-product Coke Plant intends to decrease bulk 6% moisture coke output by 1.5% YoY, or by 9.8 thousand tons, to 659 thousand tons.
In March Ukraine exported $5.65 million worth of manganese ore, with exports on the level of $0.47 million.
In 2015 Donetsk Metal Rolling Works received 15.1 million UAH of net profits.
In March Ukraine exported $198.19 million worth of semi-finished steel products, with imports on the level of $1.12 million.