The production of metallurgical coke for the month increased by 64.4% y/y

In January 2024, Dnipro Metallurgical Plant (DMZ) shipped 3.7 thousand tons of rolled steel to customers. There was no production during the month, while in January 2023, the plant produced 8.8 thousand tons of rolled products. This is stated in the corporate newspaper DCH Steel.

«Rolling mills No. 1 and No. 2 did not roll steel in January, and finalized and shipped products manufactured in December. The shops are repairing the main and auxiliary equipment, and the next rolling campaign will start in the last decade of February at Rolling Shop No. 2,» the company said.

In January 2024, metallurgical coke production increased by 64.4% year-on-year – to 22.7 thousand tons.

The company is currently restoring the masonry of coke ovens using the ceramic surfacing method. In January, the company repaired and put back into operation furnace No. 436, which had been idle for about a year due to the destruction of the masonry during blackouts. Also, three sections of an important overpass were replaced at the coke production facility and other maintenance repairs were carried out.

«The investment project to repair the masonry of the heating walls of coke ovens began last summer and will continue in 2024,» adds DMZ.

In 2023, DMZ increased its rolled steel production by 86.2% compared to 2022, to 105.6 thousand tons. Last year, the company’s production of metallurgical coke increased by 38.5% compared to 2022, to 292.7 thousand tons.

Last year, DMZ rolling shops focused on the production of mine racks, mine rails, small volumes of channels and corners for the Ukrainian market. In addition, the company resumed the production of profiles according to European standards.

Dnipro Metallurgical Plant is a full-cycle steel enterprise that is part of the DCH group. It produces semi-finished products and shaped rolled steel products: channel, angle bars, rails.

Its main products are square billets (exported to Turkiye and Egypt), channels (wide export geography: countries of Europe, Asia, Africa) and pig iron (exported mainly to Turkiye.