Ilyich carries out blast furnace overhaul work

Ukraine’s largest vertically-integrated mining and steel group Metinvest has stated that a major overhaul of blast furnace No. 4 has been carried out within the framework of the production modernization program at its subsidiary – Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works.The main emphasis was on carrying out overhaul work to improve equipment reliability growth and…

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Metinvest to modernize blast furnace at Azovstal

Ukraine-based mining and steel company Metinvest Group will invest over $92 million in the upgrading of the fourth blast furnace at its Mariupol-headquartered subsidiary Azovstal Iron and Steel Works. The overhaul of the blast furnace will last 120 days, starting in June 2014. Currently tenders and contractor selection are in progress. Contracts are being concluded…

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Interpipe launches steel billet sales

Ukrainian steel pipe and railway wheel producer Interpipe has announced the launch of steel billet sales, produced by Interpipe Steel electric steel-melting complex. The steel billet mill, commissioned in 2012, produces round continuously cast billets for pipe and wheel steel grades with diameters ranging between 150 and 470 mm. The mill has already shipped trial lots…

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Ukrainian ferroalloy output down by 22.4% in January-September 2013

In January-September Ukraine’s ferroalloy production decreased by 22.4% compared to the same period last year to 623,500 tons, according to the Association of Ukrainian Ferroalloy Producers (UkrFA). In the given period Ukraine’s silicomanganese output decreased by 17.3% to 455,800 tons, while its ferromanganese production declined by 55.3% to 60,200 tons, both year on year. In…

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