Ukraine: AMKR elects supervisory chairman

Supervisory board of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has elected Davinder Chugh its chairman.

Chugh worked as the AM board member responsible for Asia, Africa and CIS. He has been appointed for an indefinite time. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: steel output up in May 2016

In May Ukraine produced 2307 thousand tons of steel, up by 5% MoM, or by 110 thousand tons.

In January-May steel production increased by 14.5% YoY, or by 1337 thousand tons, to 10587 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Kondratyevsky Refractories owing 400 thousand UAH to the state

Kramatorsk prosecutors have filed a claim against Kondratyevsky Refractory Works, situated in Druzhkovka, Donetsk region. According to the prosecutors press-service, the works haven’t been paying for subsidized pensions. Thus it has a debt of over 400 thousand UAH to the Pension Fund of Ukraine. Prosecutors want to get this money with the help of the…


Ukraine: scrap export-import in May 2016

In May Ukraine exported $19.4 million worth of ferrous metals, while imports reached $1.09 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the largest importer of Ukrainian scrap in May was Turkey ($19.4 million).

In January-May Ukraine exported $36.25 million worth of ferrous metals, with imports on the level of $2.87 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Ukrmet and Metallurgprom unite

Ukrainian Association of Ferrous Metallurgy Companies (Ukrmet) and Metallurgprom have united into Ukrmetallurgprom.

“There were two organizations in Ukraine that supported interests of the metal makers. They were Metallurgprom and Ukrmet”, said the Ukrmetallurgprom vice-president Dmitry Belokurov.

Alexander Kalenkov was elected the president of the company. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Norilsk Nickel and BASF reaffirm mutual interest in long-term cooperation

Norilsk Nickel, a global nickel and palladium major, and BASF, a leader in the chemical industry, have made a joint statement regarding continuing their relationship based on the mutual exchange of ideas as well as information regarding market opportunities. As leaders in their respective industries, their joint purpose is to create innovative technologies that add…


Ukraine: Evraz Sukhaya Balka ore output down in January-May 2016

In January-May Evraz Sukhaya Balka produced 1.05 million tons of iron ore, down by 8.2% YoY.

According to a company representative, in May it mined 261 thousand tons of ore.

In 2015 Evraz Sukhaya Balka produced 2.81 million tons of ore, down by 2.7% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Lvivugol pays 21 million UAH for self-rescuers

Lvivugol has ordered the Promtorg company delivery of filter equipment valued at 29.02 million UAH.

In particular, it will buy 21.19 million UAH worth of self-rescuers (7408 UAH per piece). Lvivugol also ordered other self-rescuers at 5821 UAH per piece and dummy cartridges at 2474 UAH per piece. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Centravis opens a Near East office

Centravis has established an official representative in UAE. “The constantly operating office will help us work with the buyers locally and increase exports from Ukraine”, said the company in its statement. “At present Ukrainian economy needs money from abroad, as well as development and diversification of export markets. And if the European market is gradually…


Ukraine: gas consumption down in January-May 2016

In January-May Ukrainian metal companies consumed 740 million cubic meters of gas, down by 20% YoY.

The average daily gas consumption decreased by 1.5 million cubic meters YoY, to 4.9 million cubic meters.

In May companies consumed 142 million cubic meters of gas, up by 5 million cubic meters MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Norilsk Nickel general partner of the business program at the VI St.-Petersburg International Legal Forum

Norilsk Nickel became a general partner of the business program at the VI St.-Petersburg International Legal Forum held on May 18-20. Each year this large-scale event brings together legal experts, including representatives of state authorities, businesses and scientific community from over 80 countries. A Norilsk Nickel representative, Alexander Zavtrik, director of legal department, moderated a…


Ukraine: NGZ confirms international standards correspondence

Nikolaev Alumina Works has successfully passed quality management, environment management, labor and industrial safety audits according to international standards. The audit was carried out by DNV GL. “The company shows good development rates, – said a DNV GL auditor Olga Lavrentieva. – It optimizes its inner processes: decreases all kinds of expenses, finds out and…


Ukraine: NZF output up in January-May 2016

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)