Steel-making enterprise “Elektrostal” (Donetsk region) in January-February of this year stood idle and did not produce continuously cast billets, while in the same period last year it smelted 14 thousand tons of products.
As the representative of Electrostal told Interfax-Ukraine, the plant was also idle in February, as well as in January and December, while in November it was smelted 2 thousand tons of products, in October – 10 thousand tons.
At the same time, he recalled that from January to mid-March 2019, the enterprise was completely idle and partially resumed work from mid-March 2020, after which it worked at a third of capacity or less.
Deputy Chairman of the parliamentary committee on economic development Dmitry Kisilevsky at a meeting held on February 22 of this year in the parliamentary committee on the functioning of metal enterprises and their provision with scrap metal, organized on the initiative of the Ukrmetallurgprom merger of enterprises, pointed out the need to prolong the export duty on scrap for the stable operation of plants p>
At the same time, he noted that due to the lack of scrap in Ukraine, the modern enterprise “Elektrostal” in Kurakhovo Donets is idle region, urging the state to deal with this problem.
As reported, in 2020, Elektrostal kept the output of continuously cast billets at the level of the previous year – 84 thousand tons.
Donetsk Metal Rolling Plant ( DMPZ) since 2000 began to experience a shortage of purchased steel billets for its own rolling production, as a result of which it was decided to build a steel-making enterprise – Elektrostal.
DMPZ specializes in the production and sale of metal products: long products, cast iron pipes, structural elements made of ferrous metals, nuts and shovels.
Based on materials: Interfax-Ukraine