Ukrainian steelmakers issue output data for January

The major Ukrainian steelmakers have released their preliminary production results for the first month of 2010. Of the top seven largest Ukrainian steel producers, only Azovstal and ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih showed QoQ increases in output, of 4.9% and 3.9% respectively, due to positive changes in the market situation.Mr. Andrey Gerus, an analyst at the Ukrainian…

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Interpipe NTRP starts production of seamless pipes

Interpipe NTRP mill in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine has started production of seamless pipes with corrosion-resistant coating. The corrosion-resistant coating protects the surface and is applied by new painting installation equipment made by Venjakob. Companies based in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel will receive the first batch of pipe products with the protective coating.Mr. Fadi Hraibi, product and…

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