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PrJSC Poltava Mining and Processing Plant (Poltava GOK, Komsomolsk, Poltava region), the main asset of Ferrexpo Group, has launched a new technological complex for production of finished goods – Section No. 9 of the concentrating plant, the total cost of the project exceeded $100 million.
According to Ferrexpo’s expectations, the project will make it possible to produce an additional 2 million tonnes of finished products, which will increase the company’s sales volumes by about UAH 2 billion per year, starting from July 1 this year. The implementation of this project will increase the plant’s installed capacity to more than 15 million tonnes of concentrate per year.
Section No. 9 is a modern complex of the production chain, which includes additional crushing and dressing areas, a new electrical substation, a system for transferring prepared raw materials and finished products, as well as additional conveyor lines, the press release says. The main equipment manufacturer for it is Metso Outotec. Other leading world companies also participated in the project implementation process and Ukrainian contractors from different regions were involved. Construction took over four years.
At the same time, the company indicates that this investment has already provided payments to the state budget and budgets of other levels in the amount of about UAH 400 million and will further bring up to UAH 300 million of such payments annually.
As reported, Ferrexpo plc in January-June 2020 increased the processing of iron ore concentrate – raw materials for pellets – by 6.3% compared to the same period in 2019, to 7.002 million tonnes.
Ferrexpo is an iron ore company with assets in Ukraine.
Ferrexpo owns 100% of shares of Poltava GOK, 100% of Yeristovo GOK and 99.9% of Belanovo GOK.

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