Ukraine: coal consumption up in 2016

In 2016 thermal power plants and steam power plants increased coal consumption by 9.4% YoY, or by 2.7 million tons, to 31.338 million tons. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, in December 2016 coal consumption increased by 22.3% YoY, or by 575.1 thousand tons, to 3.151 million tons. In 2015 TPPs and…


Ukraine: metal output up in January 2017

In January Ukraine produced 2.1 million tons of steel, up by 9% YoY. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, rolled metal output increased by 10%, to 1.86 million tons, of pig iron – remained on January 2016 level – 1.91 million tons. Coke production dropped by 7%, to 1 million tons. In 2016 Ukraine produced 24.2 million tons…


Ukraine: Avdiivka Coke puts 2nd furnace into operation

Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works is preparing to put its second furnace into operation.

As of early February 7, water supplies were stable in the town of Avdiivka.

At the same time, the works still uses only one electricity line out of four. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: UGOK January 2017 results

In January Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works produced 1.047 million tons of iron ore concentrate, up by 12.9% YoY.

According to the company statement, sinter output went up by 37.8% YoY, to 203.9 thousand tons.

In 2016 UGOK produced 11282.3 thousand tons of concentrate and 2085.09 thousand tons of sinter. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Metinvest top-managers get $6 million in H1 2016

Following the results of the first half-year of 2016, 11 members of the management team of Metinvest received $6 million. They are: Yuri Ryzhenkov, CEO, Yuliya Dankova, financial director, Alexander Pogozhev, metallurgical division director and acting director of mining division, Oleg Tokar, industrial safety and ecology director, Svetlana Romanova, legal issues director, Dmitry Nikolayenko, sales…


Russia: acting investments director appointed at Severstal Russian Steel

Sergey Sidorkov has been appointed the acting investments director of Severstal Russian Steel.

Previously he worked as the director of the center on investment projects.

In his new office Sidorkov will continue the implementation of the investment program. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ferrous metals exports revenue up in January 2017

In January Ukrainian metal companies increased revenue from ferrous metals exports by 71.9% YoY, to $654.819 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, ferrous metals accounted for 21.64% of the total exports as opposed to 18.64% in January 2016. In December 2016 ferrous metal exports earned Ukraine $621.784 million. At the same time in January…


Ukraine starts coal negotiations with US

Ukraine and USA have started negotiations on coal deliveries, as an alternative to coal supplies from the occupied territories. According to a participant of the negotiations, an energy market expert Vitaly Kropachev, after the meeting with the US Ministry of Energy it was decided to create a working group to develop options. “We have discussed…


Kazakhstan: Kazzinc output up in 2016

In 2016 Kazzinc produced 305.5 thousand tons of zinc, up by 0.3% YoY. Zinc production of own raw materials totaled 187.5 thousand tons, down by 3% YoY.

Copper output went up by 9.6% YoY, to 68.2 thousand tons, including that of own raw materials – by 3.9% YoY, to 53.9 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)