Ukraine: Interpipe hiring specialists with no experience

Interpipe has been hiring young specialists without industrial experience but capable of training and self-development. “We’re creating a team of professionals from other well-known companies in the CIS and people with no experience, but wanting to learn”, said the company R&D director Gennady Yesaulov. In particular, employees without experience are needed in steel production. “We…


Ukraine: AMKR to shut down BF, coking batteries and sinter shop

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih will shut down one of its blast furnaces; two coking batteries and a sintering shop because they don’t correspond to the environmental directives of EU according to BAT. “Ukraine has no BAT norms as yet, but AMKR European companies have already switched to them”, said the company environmental director Liana Maksimenko. AMKR…


Ukraine: HBI imports up in H1 2016

According to the State Fiscal Service, in January-June Ukrainian metal companies imported 45.04 thousand tons of hot-briquetted iron valued at $7.18 million, up 7 times and 4.3 times YoY respectively. In June Ukraine imported 0.62 thousand tons of HBI, with 17.63 thousand tons in May, 12.82 thousand tons in April, 11.99 thousand tons in March…


Ukraine: coke export-import in H1 2016

In January-June Ukraine exported 105.68 thousand tons of coke valued at $13.09 million, up by 34.7% and down by 8.3% YoY respectively. According to the State Fiscal Service customs statistics, the main importers of Ukrainian coke were Georgia (49.26%), Bulgaria (9.85%) and Belarus (9.67%). In H1 2016 Ukraine imported 711.86 thousand tons of coke valued…


Metals of Ukraine & Russia: foundry pig iron, May 2016


Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.166*









* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.05.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Ukraine: coal export-import in H1 2016

In January-June Ukraine imported $678.2 million worth of anthracite and coal, with $102.09 million in June. According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia supplied $446.26 million worth of coal, USA – $95.93 million, Australia – $43.28 million, and other countries – $92.72 million. The total volume of coal supplied reached 7779.35 thousand tons. At the…


Ukraine: CGOK stands for accumulating environment payments in special funds

Central Mining and Processing Works CEO Dmitry Shevchik suggests to implement the European practice of accumulating environment payments in special funds to be spent on environment protective measures of the payee. “There was such an experiment in Ukraine once, but it didn’t go far. I suggest to return to this initiative and to allow the…


Ukraine: Dniepropetrovsk region metal companies decreasing pollution

Dniepropetrovsk region has started implementing a new environment program, aimed at decreasing air pollution and improving water quality. Industrial companies of the region will invest over 26 billion UAH into modernization in the nearest decade. This year they have already invested 300 million UAH, with major project underway at Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works, ArcelorMittal…


Ukraine: AMKR issues Sustainable Development Report 2015

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has issued Sustainable Development Report 2015. The non-financial report demonstrates the results of the company activity in the sphere of 10 goals of sustainable development: health and safety, products and infrastructure, resources and wastes; air, land and water; energy; supply chains; talented scientists and engineers; development of local communities and the contribution of the…


Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich starts producing new cold-rolled metal for Turkey

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has started producing new cold-rolled metal of low-carbon steel for customers from Turkey. “One of the new types of coils is the 3.0×1500 mm coil. We have also started producing rolled metal with chemical limitations on the order of Metinvest Eurasia”, said the company CEO Yuri Zinchenko. The company…


Ukraine: Lvivugol miners get 40% of May 2016 salary

On July 5, Lvivugol received 10 million UAH for coal delivered to the thermal power plants. The money was spent to pay salary to miners.

According to the first deputy of the Lviv regional state administration head Rostislav Zamlinsky, miners received some 40% of their May salary. (Ukrainian metal)