Ukraine: Electrostal shut down

In September Electrostal produced 1 thousand tons of billets and once again shut down its manufacture because of the unfavorable market situation. In January-September output decreased 3.3-fold YoY, to 73 thousand tons. From January till mid-March the company was idle, but after it resumed operation it worked only at one third of its capacity, In…

Details

Ukraine: AMKR starts commissioning turboblower for BF9

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has started commissioning the turboblower No. 15. Investments in the project totaled 200 million UAH. The turboblowers provide the largest blast furnace No. 9 (manufactures 50% of the company pig iron) with cold air. The blast furnace complex modernization is scheduled for 2021. As a result, pig iron output will increase to…

Details

Ukraine: Lugansk miners to march to Kyiv

Lugansk region miners have announced a strike and refuse to go underground until their salary debts are cleared. On October 8 employees of the Novodruzhevskaya mine, a part of Lisichanskugol, stopped extracting coal. The salary debt to them amounts to 120 million UAH. The employees of the nearby mine named after Kapustin have warned the…

Details