Pokrov GOK (Mining and Processing Plant)

Pokrov Mining and Processing Plant GOK (Pokrov GOK, former Ordzhonikidze GOK) mines 70% of manganese ore in Ukraine. Its raw material base is represented by the eastern section of Nikopol manganese ore deposit (429.1 million tons of reserves).

Its main products are manganese concentrate (26% to 43% Mn) and manganese sinter ore. Its products are mainly sold in the Ukrainian market. Its main buyers are Nikopol and Zaporizhzhia ferroalloy plants.

Location: Pokrov, Dnipropetrovsk oblast, Ukraine
Shareholders: The Privat Group
Markets: Ukraine
Products: Manganese concentrate, manganese sinter ore

Production capacity

Manganese ore mining 5 open pits (Chkalov No. 2, Northern, Shevchenkiv, Pokrov, Oleksandrivka), 9,300 thousand tons
Manganese ore beneficiation 2 beneficiation plants — Chkalov and Oleksandrivka
Production of manganese sinter ore Bogdanivka Beneficiation Sinter Plant

Staff and wages

Number of employees 4025
Average wage* UAH 144,000 per annum

* per worker before taxes

Charts and tables

Production results, thousand tons

2012 343 kt2012
2013 542 kt2013
2014 594 kt2014
2015 620 kt2015
2016 738 kt2016
2017 879 kt2017
2018 939 kt2018
2019 1166 kt2019
2020 1213 kt2020
2012 151 kt2012
2013 300 kt2013
2014 287 kt2014
2015 274 kt2015
2016 51 kt2016
2017 162 kt2017
2018 197 kt2018
2019 91 kt2019
2020 159 kt2020

Indicative sales structure by products in 2020*

Indicative sales structure by markets in 2020*

* structure of sales volumes, metric tons

Financial performance, $ million

EBITDA margin11.9%33.4%17.3%0.9%38.5%23.77%10.6%17.1%
Net income1100-6714-4-1
Net income margin13.1%0.3%0.3% -9.0% 7.4%13.30%-5.4%-1.0%

Key facts

In November 2016

Pokrov GOK extended the special license for the subsoil use until August 2036.

In December 2017

A repreparation line for production of manganese concentrate from sludge was put into operation.


Pokrov GOK reconstructed the rotary complex No. 9 of Chkalovskyi quarry No. 2. The reconstruction of the complex included the overhaul, modernization of the machine, restoration of main components, including working areas and personal service rooms.


Pokrovsky GOK won the right to develop a new manganese deposit

Sources: websites of the companies, media outlets