Business news from Ukraine


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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PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih (Dnipropetrovsk region) has extended its wagon fleet by 2.5 times, commissioning 450 new high-sided wagons received under a financial leasing scheme. According to a press release of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, at the beginning of 2018 the enterprise received 50 new cars: thus, this year the company has commissioned 500 wagons to transport its metal products and supply raw materials to the plant.
At the same time, it is noted that as a result its own fleet has increased by 2.5 times, which allows the company to carry out about 10-15% of its transportation independently, regardless of the situation in the railway market and the availability of wagons. This will help reduce the cost of delivering outgoing and incoming goods, as well as give an opportunity to consider new directions of metal products and iron ore concentrate transportation for exports.
All new wagons for the enterprise are manufactured by PJSC Dniprovahonmash, which is one of the participants in the signed agreement under the scheme of financial leasing.
ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih is the largest producer of steel goods in Ukraine. It specializes in production of long goods, in particular, fittings and wire rod.

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PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih (Dnipropetrovsk region) after a radical modernization by 2025 will become a modern European enterprise, Director General Paramjit Kahlon told the employees of the plant on occasion of the 84th anniversary of its establishment. “I am sure that by 2025 we will have a modern European plant in accordance with all European standards, with minimal emissions of pollutants, with a very high level of productivity, with very low production costs and with the generations, who will then link their lives with metallurgy and this enterprise,” the top manager said.
At the same time, he stressed that the company is not standing still, is developing, and this gives hope for its future. “Once this modernization is completed, we will work in a new way,” the head of the enterprise is convinced, urging everyone to be participants in these changes and become architects of the success story that the administration is trying to create. According to Kahlon, ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih has three main goals: the first one is the modernization of the enterprise, still with an emphasis on ecology and environmental protection. The second one is the development of personnel and training new generations, the third one is partnership with the public.
The head of the company in December 2017 reported that ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih intended to invest $250 million annually in the renewal of production until 2025.

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