In January-May Ukraine produced 411.3 thousand tons of ferroalloys, up by 3.2% YoY. According to the Association of Ukrainian Ferroalloy Producers, silicomanganese output went up by 2.4% YoY, to 331.5 thousand tons, that of ferromanganese – by 6.4%, to 36 thousand tons, and of ferrosilicon – by 11.7%, to 41 thousand tons. Metallic manganese production…Details
In January-May Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant produced 300.7 thousand tons of ferroalloys, up by 10.9% YoY.
According to the Association of Ukrainian Ferroalloy Producers, silicomanganese output went up by 8% YoY, to 283.5 thousand tons, while that of ferromanganese – 2 times, to 17.2 thousand tons. The works didn’t produce any other ferroalloys. (Ukrainian metal)
Shareholder meetings of Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant, Zaporozhye Ferro Alloys Plant, Marganets Mining and Processing Works and Ordzhonikidze Mining and Processing Works, scheduled for early June, were not held. ZZF meeting was to take place on June 7, while that of NZF – on June 10. The supervisory boards of both companies will name the day…Details
The Ministry of energy and coal industry has started another competition for the office of Volynugol general director. All the applications should be submitted by July 12. The previous competition was held in early March. Volynugol CEO Fedor Bogdan resigned on February 22. In January-March the company decreased its losses 4.5 times YoY, or by…Details
There have been no deliveries of coal from the occupied regions of Donbass since June started. “We have serious problems with A grade coal, even though the situation is not as critical as last year”, said the National commission on energy and municipal services regulations director Dmitry Vovk. “It is difficult to meet the needs…Details
Makeevugol Butovskaya mine, situated in the Russia-supported terrorist occupied territories has been shelled.
Because of the fire the mine was cut off from air and electricity supply. 3 miners have been evacuated. There were no casualties. The mine resumed operation the same day. (Ukrainian metal)
The Ministry of energy and coal industry suggests giving 1.3 billion UAH in 2017 to finance coal industry. 850 million UAH will be given as subsidies to state mines, while 450 million will be spent on the closing down of profitless coal companies, according to the minister Igor Nasalik. In January-May Ukrainian mines yielded 16.29…Details
Railroad transportation in the ATO zone has been renewed which allowed metal companies there to start working again. On June 13, Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works put the blast furnace into operation. Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works used to operate only one blast furnace but now intends to put the second one into operation as…Details
During the annual general meeting of shareholders (AGM) of Norilsk Nickel a new board of directors was elected and the dividend for 2015 in the amount of RUB 230.14 per ordinary share was approved. Previously, the extraordinary general meetings of shareholders held on September 14, 2015 and December 19, 2015 approved of the payment of…Details
The Interdepartmental working group for coordination of commercial activities at Zaporozhye Aluminum Works believes it is necessary to have a reprivatization of 68.01% shares of the company, that have been earlier returned to the state ownership. “The group will address the Ministry of finances and the Ministry of economical development and trade to consider the…Details
Volyn mines started yielding less coal. Since the year start they have yielded 92.2 thousand tons of coal, down by 20.7% YoY. In 2015 Ukraine mined 39.75 million tons of coal, down by 38.8% YoY, or by 25.23 million tons, including 8.15 million tons of coking coal (down by 49.8%) and 31.6 million tons of…Details
For the past 10 days Krasnodonugol mines were left without electricity twice.
The first time electricity was cut off on June 3, for almost 24 hours. Then on June 13, despite the agreement to partially clear debts, the mines were left without electricity again. (Ukrainian metal)
Musa Magomedov, the general manager of Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works, denies the presence of the heavy weaponry on the company territory, as the militants of the terrorist organization Donetsk People’s Republic claimed. “Avdiivka Coke does not take part in military activities. There are no tanks or artillery at or around the works, – he…Details
In January-May Zaporozhye Iron Ore Complex mined 1.8 million tons of iron ore, down by 2.7% YoY.
According to the company statement, in May it mined 0.37 million tons of ore. Last year iron ore output dropped by 2% YoY, to 4.4 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works continues to operate only 1 blast furnace despite the absence of raw materials caused by the partial stop of railroad connections in the ATO zone. “EMZ was not halted, it goes on operating its blast furnaces one at a time with low capacity. On average per day the works produces…Details
Metinvest has started supplying cold-rolled coils produced at the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works to the USA. The coils are certified according to ASTM. “Ilyich shipped the trial batch last year and was praised for the high quality. This year the company received orders for 1 thousand tons from several US trading companies that…Details
Krasnogorovka Refractory Works plans to renew operation. The company that employed 3 thousand people before the war started has been idle for 2 years and was constantly raided. But the works plans to reopen and employ over 500 people. Since no company works in Maryinka or Krasnogorovka this will be a powerful support of the…Details
Metallurgprom has addressed the prime minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groisman asking him to restore railroad connections with metal companies situated in the temporarily uncontrolled territories unless they halt for good. According to the company statement, as of June 13, no government actions have been taken. Most of metal companies in the ATO zone had to…Details
Yuzhkoks has put into operation the system of air monitoring. According to the company statement, the system is completely automated and controls the air online. The total investments into the project reached 4.76 million UAH. Previously the company used to take such information twice a day manually. After the new system is integrated into the…Details
Lisichanskugol has accepted the offer of Central Processing Factory “Komsomolskaya” on the services of processing valued at 17.6 million UAH. By the end of the year the factory will have processed 320 thousand tons of coal at 55 UAH per ton. The factory only competitor in the trade was the industrial company “Obogatitel” (Processor) with…Details
Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, FCA, $1/UAH25.1865*
* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 30.04.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)
As of June 8, importers of pipes to Ukraine have used up 87.04% of the annual quota for the delivery of steel seamless casing and compressor pipes with the diameter up to 406.4 mm. According to the Ministry of economical development and trade, the quota from October 1, 2015 till September 30, 2016 is 19505…Details
Month Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR64.3334* Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.1865* Export, Ukraine, $/t, FOB Black sea ports Export, Russia, $/t, FOB Black sea ports min max min max min max min max March 446 639 335 392 400 460 400 460 April 497 693 367 457 520 530 520 530…Details
Ceramet plans to invest 10.4 million UAH into the creation of its own scrap-procuring network in Poland. “The company plans to increase its commercial activities and create its own scrap-procuring network in Poland on the basis of Keramet Polska Sp, a major scrap procurer and supplier of ISD Huta Czestochowa”, said Ceramet in its statement.…Details
In 2016 ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has given 15 million UAH for social projects in the city of Kriviy Rih. In particular, 3 million UAH will be spent on the repairs of road from blast furnace No. 9 to Shifernaya Str.; 5 million on pedestrian trails in the Yubileyniy park; 4.05 million UAH – on roads…Details
Zaporizhstal plans to increase financing of environment projects and invest over 1.5 billion UAH in decreasing pollution. “In a month we will finish construction of the gas-purifying machine No 5, in three months – No 6, until the year end – exsufflation of blast furnace No 2, and in the first half year of 2017…Details