ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih will consider launching its blast furnace No. 9, the largest in Europe, not earlier than June. “Until the end of May we should reach the 100% capacity on iron ore and 50-60% in metal manufacture. When everything is operating smoothly, we will think about launching the BF9,” the company CEO Mauro Longobardo…Details
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Ukrmetallurgprom will suspend its membership in the Worldsteel Association until Russia is removed from it. In his letter to the association, the enterprise president Oleksandr Kalenkov said, that the war, which in Russia was cynically called “special operation”, had been going on for over a month now. Since its start, the Russian troops have demonstrated…Details
On May 2, ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih intends to launch blast furnace No. 8. “The loading of raw materials, the blowing of the furnace and the production of the first pig iron from the newly launched blast furnace No. 6 will be a historical event, as we are doing this during war,” the company CEO Mauro…Details
The Severniy Mining and Processing Works has started producing concentrate with high content of iron. In particular, the iron content was increased to 67%. This has been achieved with the distribution of ore flows from quarries. The same was used during the global crisis in metallurgy in 2008 to retain sales markets. (Ukrainian metal)Details
Corum Group has launched manufacture in Khmelnitskiy and Volyn regions. The company has already started producing equipment and spare parts for the DTEK Energo mines. The site in Khmelnitskiy region will produce anchoring and fire pipes. (Ukrainian metal)Details
In January-February, ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih increased rolled metal output by 6.7% YoY, to 800 thousand tons. Steel manufacture went up by 12%, to 870 thousand tons, and pig iron – by 5.7%, to 930 thousand tons. In early March, AMKR had to suspend operation due to war. In Q1, the company produced 860 thousand tons…Details
Metinvest has provided around 2 thousand jobs at its enterprises in Kriviy Rih, Zaporozhye and Kamenskoye for Mariupool citizens who have been able to evacuate from the besieged city. “Since the end of February, due to the military activity and constant shelling, the operation of Metinvest enterprises in Mariupol has been suspended. Our colleagues were…Details
As a result of a full-scale invasion, Russia is destroying coalmines and gas deposits. “There are some mines that we will not restore. They are flooded, and there is no way to resume their operation. That’s the Zolotaya mine in Lugansk region and Toshkovskaya, also there. They came under heavy fire, which damaged electricity supply,”…Details
So far, around 13 thousand employees of Metinvest group have been able to escape from the besieged Mariupol to the Ukraine-controlled territory. “All this time Russian troops have been blocking the exit of the citizens. The humanitarian corridor to evacuate the locals to Zaporozhye has not been provided. People on their own cars or on…Details
Since the start of April, Ingulets Mining and Processing Works has increased sales of iron ore raw materials two-fold. Each day customers, both domestic and foreign, receive up to 20 thousand tons of high-quality concentrate. In March, InGOK shipped 342 thousand tons. In 2021, average monthly sales amounted to 1 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)Details
In January-March, Ferrexpo decreased pellets production by 11% QoQ, to 2.713 million tons. The main reasons of the drop are the operational and logistics limitations after the Russian invasion, which still continue worsening the operation conditions. Sales amounted to 2.6 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)Details
Zaporizhstal has resumed operation of blast furnaces Nos. 3 and 5 after more than a month of idleness. In April, the company intends to produce 65 thousand tons of pig iron and in May – more than double that. According to the company CEO Alexander Mironenko, all the Metinvest enterprises in Zaporozhye have resumed operation.…Details