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“Metinvest” allocated UAH 10m to buy three medical cars for Kryvyi Rih

Mining and Metallurgical Group “Metinvest” allocated 10 million UAH for the purchase of three medical vehicles for Krivoy Rog, the press service of the company said.
According to the company’s press release, Metinvest together with Kryvyi Rih military administration takes responsibility for provision of food products to vulnerable groups of population, welfare of displaced people and support of medical sphere. Financial support directed by Metinvest to the needs of the city already amounts to UAH 30 mln, the last tranche helped to increase the ambulance fleet.
At the same time, there are over 70 thousand internally displaced people in Kryvyi Rih. At the same time, doctors in the city’s hospitals save the lives of citizens and wounded defenders around the clock, and the issue of increasing the number of ambulances is especially urgent in order to get patients to the operating room in time.
“Metinvest’s help in acquiring an additional number of ambulances will significantly strengthen the mobility of the service,” said Konstantin Murashko, head of the health department of the executive committee of the Krivoy Rog City Council, who is quoted by the press service.
The press release reminds that since the beginning of full-scale war, Metinvest has established regular delivery of aid to Krivoy Rog hospitals. In total, in cooperation with Rinat Akhmetov’s Foundation there were purchases of medical devices, medical equipment and expendable materials for hospitals in Krivoy Rog to the amount of UAH 52 mln.
“Metinvest is a vertically integrated group of mining and metallurgical companies. The group’s enterprises are mainly located in Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhya and Dnipropetrovsk regions.
The major shareholders of the holding are SCM Group (71.24%) and Vadim Novinsky’s Smart Holding (23.76%) that manage it jointly.
Metinvest Holding LLC is the management company of Metinvest Group.

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PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih (Dnipropetrovsk region) in January-November this year increased production of rolled iron ore by 3.3% compared to the same period last year – up to 10 million tonnes.
An enterprise representative told Interfax-Ukraine about 900,000 tonnes of concentrate were produced in November.
Earlier, the general director of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, Mauro Longobardo, reported that ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih in 2020 increased production of iron ore concentrate by 8.3%, to 10.7 million tonnes, ore extraction increased by 4.5%, to 25.6 million tonnes.
ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih is the largest manufacturer of rolled steel in Ukraine. It specializes in production of long products, in particular, rebar and wire rod.
ArcelorMittal owns the largest mining and metallurgical plant in Ukraine ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih and a number of small companies, in particular, PJSC ArcelorMittal Beryslav.

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PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih (Dnipropetrovsk region) in January-October of this year reduced the output of general rolled products, according to recent data, by 3.8% compared to the same period last year, up to 3.69 million tonnes.
As the representative of the enterprise informed the Interfax-Ukraine agency, steel production during this period decreased by 16.6%, to 3.8 million tonnes, pig iron by 11.3%, to 4 million tonnes. At the same time, sinter production decreased by 11.5% to 7.36 million tonnes.
In October, 320,000 tonnes of rolled metal, 350,000 tonnes of steel, 380,000 tonnes of pig iron, 700,000 tonnes of sinter were produced.
As reported, ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih over 2019 increased the output of general rolled products by 11.2% compared to the previous year, to 4.665 million tonnes, steel by 11.8%, to 5.327 million tonnes, pig iron by 14.9%, to 5.310 million tonnes, sinter production increased by 14.3%, to 9.831 million tonnes.
ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih is the largest manufacturer of rolled steel in Ukraine. It specializes in production of long products, in particular, rebar and wire rod.
ArcelorMittal owns the largest mining and metallurgical plant in Ukraine ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih and a number of small companies, in particular, PJSC ArcelorMittal Beryslav.

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The Mining and Metallurgical Combine PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih has signed a contract with OTP Leasing financial support for purchase of four locomotives of CZ Loko based in Czech Republic. According to a press release from ArcelorMittal, the enterprise will receive diesel locomotives of an EffiShunter 1600 worth EUR 9 million in 2020.
OTP Leasing Director Andriy Pavlushyn said that the company had thoroughly prepared the given project with ArcelorMittal team and Czeck colleagues from CZ Loko.
“We are glad that the bargain was successful. For us this is a first step towards this direction: in financing operations with the locomotives, which together with our mobile and farm machineries, trucks and vans will enrich a portfolio of the main products of the company,” a press service quotes Pavlushyn as saying.
For his part, ArcelorMittal Transport Department Director Oleksiy Rybalkin said that the combine would be the first enterprise in Ukraine that will use Czech locomotives of the new generation.
Diesel locomotive EffiShunter 1600 is intended for shunting and line service. The locomotive is equipped with alternating/direct current power transmission (AC/DC) from the diesel engine to six powered wheelsets. Parameters of the vehicle are optimized for station shunting and for heavy operation on industrial sidings, e.g. in metallurgical, mining and petrochemical sectors, and for the line service.
CZ Loko is one of the largest Czech manufacturers of diesel-electric locomotives and special railway vehicles.

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Arricano Real Estate Plc (Cyprus), managing company and developer of shopping and entertainment malls in Ukraine, is going to sell two its properties: Sun Gallery Mall in Kryvyi Rih (Dnipropetrovsk region) and City Mall in Zaporizhia.
“Arricano is pleased to announce it has entered into negotiations to sell two of its properties in its property portfolio, Sun Gallery (located in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine) and City Mall (located in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine),” reads an announcement of the company posted on London Stock Exchange (LSE) on July 31.
The developer said it has entered into non-binding heads of terms with Dragon Capital Investments Limited and with other parties in relation to such sale.
“A sale of the properties is a part of Arricano Real Estate PLC global strategy, due to which received funds will be meant for the development of portfolio and strengthening of the company’s positions,” Arricano CEO Mykhailo Merkulov told Interfax-Ukraine.
According to the developer, Sun Gallery is currently held in Arricano’s subsidiary, PrJSC Ukrpangroup, a Ukrainian subsidiary of Museo Holdings Limited and City Mall is currently held in in Arricano’s subsidiary, Pryzma Alfa LLC, aUkrainian subsidiary of Sunloop Co Limited.
Arricano is one of the leading real estate developers of shopping centres in Ukraine with European investments. It is listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange since 2013. Today Arricano Group owns and operates five completed shopping centers and 49,9% shareholding in Sky Mall and land for further three sites currently under development.

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On Tuesday, July 23, at 16.00, the press center of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency will host a press conference entitled “ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih on Radiation Measurements and SBU’s version.” Participants include: Acting Chief Executive Officer of PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih Aleksandr Ivanov and General Legal Counsel of PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih Artyom Filipyev (8/5a Reitarska Street). Journalists must be accredited by phone: +38 067 639 8495.

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