ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih steel output in 11 months dips by 20% YoY

It is reported that Ukrainian ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih reduced finished rolled steel output in January to November 2009 by 20.4% YoY to 4.057 million tons, steel – by 23.9% to 4.540 million tons, iron – by 26.2% to 3.975 million tons, agglomerate – by 21.9% to 7.107 million tons.In November the plant produced 414,000 tons…

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Smart Holding plans to challenge Kryvorizhstal privatization

Ukrainian Journal reported that Kiev based Smart Holding plans to challenge in court the results of the privatization of OJSC Kryvorizhstal, the largest mining and Metals Company in Ukraine a 93.02% stake in which was bought by Mittal Steel Germany at an open tender held on October 24th 2005. According to the report, the mill…

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Ukraine steel consumption in 10 months down by 38% YoY

According to the data issued by metal trading enterprise Ukrainian Mining and Metallurgical Company, in January to October this year Ukraine consumed about 4.72 million tons of rolled steel products down by 37.8% YoY.In January to October 2009 Ukraine consumption of primary rolled steel products, excluding pipes was as follows: Product January-October 2008, t January-October…

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Pulverized coal as an alternative for gas at Alchevsk

Steel industry is one of the most power-intensive branches, particularly in terms of natural gas and coke consumption. Both can be substituted for domestically produced coal, namely pulverized coal.In 2009 the facility of pulverized coal injection was brought into operation at blast furnaces No 1 & 5 at Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works in Alchevsk,…

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Ukraine resumes steel products supplies to China

According to Mr. Sergey Grischenko, Deputy Minister of Ukraine, as he announced during the plenary session of Ukrainian part of the inter-governmental Ukrainian-Chinese commission on industrial and trade cooperation, Ukrainian metallurgical enterprises in January to August this year supplied 1.7 million tons of rolled steel to China whereas in the same period of last year…

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