27 December 2013
The main tasks for Ilyich Iron and Steel Works in 2014 will be the achievement of high standards on ecology and revamping. Yuriy Zinchenko, Director General of the Works, told about these plans during the direct transmission at the MTV TV channel.
“The results of 2013 are closely connected with the targets for the next year. At present we gradually revamp the production, lower the development pressure on Mariupol ecology. The Works is on the right way to the clean and timely steel production. And in 2014 this process will only be forced up.
The reconstruction of Sinter Plant is in the active phase, during which it will be completely renovated “, said Yuriy Zinchenko.
The Head of the Works pointed out at the unique Italian technologies which will be implemented during the course of Agglomeration Shop cleaning systems reconstruction. The equipment of Termokimik company will clean the air not only from dust, but also from sulfur and nitrogen oxides. At present, such technologies is the new trend in the world steelmaking.
Yuriy Zinchenko told that the project of gas cleaning systems revamping at Ilyich Sinter Plant was developed on the basis of the project which was already implemented at the Italian city Padua. But, according to the experts, the results of the reconstruction in Mariupol will be more substantial than in Italy.
Commenting the televiewer question about the wage indexation at Ilyich Works, the Director General recommended the former workers in case of uncertainty in the right salary accounting during 2003-2010, to refer to specially created information center. For the present employers of Ilyich the recalculation will also be made individually and the sums will be transfered to the account in the automatic mode.
“I know about this. First that we did two month ago was to create a working group at the Works for more detailed study of this question. Today I signed the Order about the prompt formation of the information center at Ilyich Iron and Steel Works . It will be opened at the address Semashko 17, phone 56-52-44, working hours 8-16.30. In the number of cases it is clearly seen that there was incorrectness in the accounting of previous indexation payments. The reason for that , may be was in the absence of the common information base and frequent changes in the legislation during 2003-2010. If the inaccuracies occurred we promise to pay these sums. We always treat our workers with respect. We respect and follow the labour legislation. We are socially responsible and law-abiding company. Our purpose is not only the profit earning, we work for each our employer to feel confidence in future, to feel financial stability and pride for the living standard level which he has due to his work in Metinvest Company,” underlined the Director General of Ilyich Iron and Steel Works Yuriy Zinchenko, answering on the question .
During TV translation the Director General asked companies of Mariupol to take more active part in the city life and to assist in the development of social sphere and infrastructure. He illustrated the cooperation between the city authorities and Metinvest in the framework of the agreement about the social partnership. Ilyich Iron and Steel Works assigned about 10 mln. UAH for the socially important city projects.
“In spite of the crisis, this year we took an active part in the life of Mariupol, and we help the city to develop. For example, only the medicine development was funded by the Works two times more than last year. We did a lot of good, we helped to repair the hospitals and to buy new diagnostic equipment , we solved the problem of “Zapadniy” district residents connected with water supply, at mayor’s request we sponsored the roads repair. It means that we improved Mariupol and made the life in the native city more comfortable. This partnership of the city authorities and steelmakers is very productive. So we will strengthen it in future too”, assured the Director General Yuriy Zinchenko.
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PJSC "ILYICH IRON AND STEEL WORKS OF MARIUPOL" is one of the largest integrated enterprises in Ukraine. The enterprise produces pipes and flat rolled products of carbon, low-alloy and alloy steels for different applications: hot-rolled plates and sheets intended for manufacturing of pipes for main pipelines, ships, pressure vessels, bridge structures, other steel structures 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 high quality of steel products of 200 steel grades produced at the enterprise. Quality Management System is functioning at PJSC "Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol" developed and certified according to the requirements established in ISO 9001.
Production facilities of the enterprise allow to produce about 6.1 million tons of steel per year, 12 million tons of sinter, more than 5.5 million tons of iron, more than 6.1 million tons of steel including BOF steel – 3.6 million tons, more than 5 million tons of finished rolled products.
METINVEST GROUP is a vertically integrated steel and mining group of companies that manages every link of the value chain, from mining and processing iron ore and coal to making and selling semi-finished and finished steel products. It comprises steel and mining production facilities located in Ukraine, Europe and the US, as well as a sales network covering all key global markets. The Group is structured into two operating divisions, Metallurgical and Mining, and its strategic vision is to become the leading vertically integrated steel producer in Europe, delivering sustainable growth and profitability resilient to business cycles and providing investors with returns above the industry benchmarks. For 9 months ended 30 September 2013, the Group reported revenues of US$9.8 billion and an EBITDA margin of 18%.
The major shareholders of METINVEST B.V. (the holding company of Metinvest Group) are SCM Group (71.25%) and SMART Group (23.75%), which partner in the Company’s management.
METINVEST HOLDING LLC is the management company of Metinvest Group.