The Ministry of economical development and trade plans to create a list of equipment needed to conduct operations with metal scrap.
In January Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant produced 4.2 thousand tons of ferromanganese, up by 31.3% MoM, or by 1 thousand tons.
Marganets and Ordzhonikidze Mining and Processing Works have been idle since the year start. This is explained by the drastic fall of manganese concentrate and sinter demand fall – the works simply cannot sell their products.
In 2016 Corum Group plans to start repairing bulky machinery.
In January Ukraine didn’t produce manganese concentrate and sinter.
After the news of the rebar prices fall at Turkish ports and due to the low demand in February 15-19, semi-finished products prices fell by $5-7 per ton and now don’t exceed $260 pet ton CIF. Some manufacturers have decreased their prices for late February deliveries to $257 per ton CIF.
The State Geology Service has given ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih time till March 3, to redress violation of mineral legislation as to the usage of minerals at Novokrivorozhskoye deposits.
Smart-Holding has appointed Sergey Glazunov CEO of its oil and gas division Smart Energy.
In December 2015 Donetskkoks started to shut down its capacities. Yenakievo By-product Coke Works is working at 80% of its capacities, while Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works – at 94%.
The major Ukrainian ore companies intend to increase ore output in 2016.