Russia: NLMK shareholders elect new BoD

At the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting (AGM) held on April 19, NLMK shareholders voted to confirm Grigory Fedorishin as the group’s President and Chief Executive Officer; and to elect a new Board of Directors, with a majority of independent directors (five seats out of nine). Nine members of the Board of Directors were elected: Vladimir…

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Ukraine: AMKU allows Metinvest to buy Dneprovsky Coke Plant

The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine has allowed Metinvest to buy over 50% shares of Dneprovsky By-Product Coke Plant. In particular, the AMKU decision says that Private Limited Liability Company Metinvest BV, the Netherlands, has been granted the right to purchase shares of the Dneprovsky Coke Plant, as a result of which the share of the…

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Ukraine: Electrostal resumes operation

In March Electrostal (Kurakhovo, Donetsk region) resumed operation having produced 11 thousand tons of continuous cast billet. In January-March the enterprise was idle, while in Q1 2018 it produced 71 thousand tons of billets. The reason for the company downtime was the growth of ferrous scrap prices, which made billets manufacture unprofitable. In 2018 Electrostal…

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Russia: Ukrainian pipe imports prohibited

Russia has prohibited imports of some types of pipes from Ukraine. In particular, the prohibition covers seamless pipes, tubes and hollow sections, made of ferrous metals, except for pig iron, including of corrosion-resistant steel, round pipes of iron or unalloyed steel, as well as square and rectangular pipes. Moreover, the import of some types of…

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