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Metinvest named the best social projects in Mariupol

10 July 2013

On the 8th of July the winners of the social projects contest on corporate social programme “City by our hands” were declared. This year the Council of contest experts examined more than 60 applications from the citizens, social institutions and local authorities and selected 15 best projects, which is three times more than the last year. The contest prize money fund was increased from 500 up to 700 ths. UAH.

Among  the Contest winners  is project of the  3-d age University computerization within the regional center of  social service in Iliychevskiy District. In this center with the new computer equipment the people of the older age can  adapt to the conditions of modern life and always be in connection with  their  relatives. The contest will contribute to the development of sport among the youth. A number of projects are aimed to create  the special areas for sport and playing where children will be able to spend their free time with benefit. The substantial part is aimed at environment improvement and planting of greenery  in parks and recreation areas. 

Due to one more project the multisensory center for preschoolers will be created in the city. The center will include herbal therapy, phototherapy and gym. At the center the expert teachers will develop in children  sensory perception and cognition along with psychological  consultation and training, and create the necessary conditions for the physical growth and development of the preschoolers. Which is especially important  for the children with the arrested development which will attend the center.

The project “ City by our hands”  started in 2012 at the cities of Metinvest  presence: in Donetsk, Dnepropetrovsk and Lugansk regions. In Mariupol the  projects financing and implementation control is performed by  the Works “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works” and “ Azovstal Iron and Steel Works’.

“The Contest is an example of how the citizens themselves  are eager to change their city, to improve it, to make it more clean and comfortable for life. And it is good that among the project works  there are a lot of  ones which are aimed to improve the city environment. Our task is not only to help people financially to realize their initiatives. It is important to learn to unite the efforts in order to achieve the  aim. And it is very important  to develop the personal responsibility for the future of Mariupol. Probably that’s why  the contest became successful, people are glad to use the opportunity to improve something for the better”, pointed out Yuriy Zinchenko, Director General of PJSC Ilyich Iron and Steel Works during the course  of award ceremony.

During the decades the future of Mariupol was defined  by the development  of metallurgy, the life of the city and of the Works are tightly connected. Our success  is in the joint stable and harmonious development. And for that purpose it is important  to have a dialogue and to  listen each other. From year to year the two Works help the city to solve the burning problems, like beach preparation for the disabled ones, assistance  in the repair of medical facilities or in any other social questions, we try to provide the maximum support . The Contest “City by our hands” is intended not only to solve the problems. It allows the citizens of Mariupol   to implement in life their vision of how the city is to develop. And we appreciate it a lot –the opportunity  to make Mariupol better together –underlined Enver Tskitishvili, Director General of PJSC “Azovstal Iron and Steel Works”.

« Last year  due to the Contest “City by our hands” at the Leporskogo park  the  playground and the sport center were built, the improvement of Mariupol continued, and also  the Alley of the war children was created in the city.  This year the number of ideas from  citizens  dramatically increased

and the  two Works are ready to increase the financing in order to implement in life the ideas of the citizens. We thank the Director General of METINVEST HOLDING Igor Syry for the great present for our city. From that moment  the start to a  new contest is given which will be conducted in 2014”,- underlined the mayor of Mariupol Yuriy Khotlybey. 

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PJSC «Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol» is one of the greatest enterprises in Ukraine with full metallurgical cycle. The Works produces pipes and flat rolled products of carbon, low-alloy and alloy steels for different applications: hot-rolled plates and sheets intended for the production of pipes for main pipelines, ships, pressure vessels, bridge constructions, other metal constructions for critical application; hot-rolled plates, sheets and strips including pickled; cold-rolled, including galvanized, bands, sheets and strips, including for cold stamping, flooring and others; thick-walled pipes including for oil pipe lines; water- and gas-supply welded thin-walled pipes of circular section and structural pipes of rectangular section; flasks for different compressed gases, including automobile and others.

50 certificates issued by seven International Certification Bodies and Ukraine Certification Centers confirm the high quality of the metal products of 200 steel grades produced at the Works. Quality Management System functions at the PJSC «Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol» developed and certified according to the requirements of ISO 9001.

Production facilities of the Works allow to produce about 6,1 million tons of steel per year, 12 million tons of agglomerate, more than 5,5 million tons of pig-iron, more than 6,1 million tons of steel including converter steel – 3,6 million tons, more than 5 million tons of finished rolled products.

METINVEST is an international vertical-integrated mining-and-metallurgical Group of companies, which runs assets in every link of production chain from iron-ore and coal mining till semi-finished and finished metal products manufacture. The structure of the Group comprises mining and metallurgical enterprises in Ukraine, Europe and USA, and sales network covering the key world markets. METINVEST GROUP consists of Metallurgical and Mining Divisions. According to the strategical vision of the Group its aim is to become lead European vertical-integrated steel producer with stable ratio of growth and cost effectiveness in spite of market cyclicity, and to ensure investment return higher than industrial standards. In the first half of 2012 the Group has received US$6,74 milliards of sale proceeds, cost effectiveness by EBITDA was 16%.


The main shareholders of METINVEST B.V. Company (holding company of METINVEST GROUP) are SKM GROUP (71,25%) and SMART-HOLDING (23,75%),  which control Company at partnership relations.