Metinvest Trametal supplies more HRC to Ukraine

Metinvest’s trading arm, Metinvest-SMC, has delivered a new batch of Italian hot rolled coil to its metal centre in Ternopil, Ukraine, Kallanish notes.

The manufacturer of the product is Italian subsidiary Metinvest Trametal SPA, which helps Ukrainian buyers with rolled metal products that are currently in short supply, the enterprise claims.

Over 1,130 tonnes of sheet have arrived in Ukraine and is already ready for onward shipment, Meyinvest-SMC says. The sheet is supplied in steel grades S235JR+N and S355J2+N.

“We are grateful to colleagues from Italian enterprises for their help in the supply of rolled metal products and we are expecting new arrivals soon,” the company notes.

In August, Metinvest-SMC arranged the import into Ukraine of scarce thick plate and HRC from its assets in Italy (see Kallanish passim). The total volume of planned deliveries to Ukraine is about 3,500t.

Metinvest-SMC has started supplying HRC for the manufacture of elements used in production of military vehicles in Ukraine.

The firm also supplied cold rolled coil for Doors Bulat’s Chernihiv factory. Since 2013, the steel door producer has been supplying to EU countries.

Traditionally, before the outbreak of war in Ukraine, Metinvest’s Mariupol-based plants would supply plate and HRC to the Italian market, as well as slab for re-rolling at its Italian plants.

Metinvest decreased crude steel production in the first half of the year by 45% on-year to 2.41 million tonnes. Pig iron output fell by 49% to 2.25mt.

The stoppage of production at the Mariupol plants – Azovstal and Ilyich Steelworks – has been partially offset by production at Kametstal.

Svetoslav Abrossimov Bulgaria