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Yaroslavsky’s DMZ increased rolled steel output by 92% in September compared to August

12 October , 2023  

Dnipro Metallurgical Plant (DMZ, formerly Dniprokoks), a part of DCH Steel of businessman Aleksandr Yaroslavsky’s DCH group, produced 8.5 thousand tons of rolled steel in September this year, increasing production by 91.6% y-o-y and 97.4% y-o-y in September 2022.

According to information in the corporate newspaper DCH Steel on Thursday, coke production last month decreased by 19% compared to August 2023, but increased by 61.3% compared to September 2022, to 20.9 thousand tons.

It is specified that in September, rolling shop No. 1 produced SVP-33 mine support and R-34 mine rails, and rolling shop No. 2 produced mine support and structural shapes.

The coke and chemicals business increased output of blast furnace coke for steel mills, and produced coal coke and chemical products.

In total, in the first nine months of 2023, DMZ produced 82.6 thousand tons of rolled metal products (+82.4% compared to the same period in 2022) and 219 thousand tons of coke (+36.2%).

As a reminder, DMZ resumed rolled steel production after a three-month shutdown in April 2022. Last year, the plant reduced its rolled steel production by 74.2% to 58.4 thousand tons compared to 2021, and coke production by 56.3% to 211.3 thousand tons.

DMZ specializes in the production of steel, pig iron, rolled products and products made from them. On March 1, 2018, DCH Group signed an agreement to buy Dnipro Metallurgical Plant from Evraz.