Zaporizhzhia Iron Ore Plant
Zaporizhzhia Iron Ore Plant (ZZHRK) mines iron ore using the underground method at the depth of 301– 1,140 meters. Iron ore is mined at Pivdenno-Bilozerske (reserves – 188.1 million tons) and Pereverzivske (reserves – 393.9 million tons) deposits.
ZZHRK produces sinter iron ore. The company sells 50% of its output in the Ukrainian market. The rest is exported to Europe.
ZZHRK is the only Ukrainian company dealing with filling of voids after mining. The works are performed by a special equipment complex, with the annual capacity of around 1.5 million cubic meters. Crushed stone obtained from the waste rock is used to fill the voids.
Zaporizhzhia Iron Ore Plant belongs to Zaporizhstal and foreign shareholders.
Staff and wages
* per worker before taxes
Charts and tables
Production results, thousand tons
Indicative sales structure by products in 2020*
Indicative sales structure by markets in 2020*
* structure of sales volumes, metric tons
Financial performance, $ million
|Net income margin||26.8%||42.9%||10.2%||15.9%||32.6%||1.88%||22.5%||31.4%|
Several self-propelled vehicles were put into operation, in particular Sandvik DD 310-40 drilling rig and Spraymec SF 050VC wet shotcrete complex.
The company uses non-TNT explosives in all types of mining operations. As a result, emulsion explosives account for 70%.
Zaporizhzhia Iron Ore Plant bought a multi-purpose mining machine, PAUS KRF40D. The machine is designed for clearing railway tracks and welding during maintenance of mine machinery and tracks. This is the plant’s first machinery of this kind.
ZZHRK is going to commence development of new deposits of iron ore at the depth of 1,040 meters.
The company will continue to expand its mining equipment stock: it is going to buy self-propelled drilling rigs and auxiliary vehicles for explosives.
ZZHRK invested UAH 4 million in updating the aspiration system on the fine crushing body. The project involves replacing the wet dust suppression system with a filter cartridge. The successful results of the new system will allow this technology to be used at all sources of dust emissions in the enterprise.
ZZHRK has started the construction of ventilation shaft No. 2, which will allow the commencement of operation of the Pereverzevskoye iron ore deposit with reserves of 350 million tons and an expected annual production of 1.5 million tons.
Sources: websites of the companies, media outlets