Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts are next in line

Donetsk oblast was the first in Ukraine in 2020 to use metallurgical slags in road repair.

This was announced by Ukravtodor CEO, Oleksandr Kurbakov, according to the Center for Transport Strategies.

“Donetsk oblast is the first region that started using slag crushed stone in road repair. Slags are supplied from Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol,” says Mr Kubrakov.

According to him, Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk are next priority areas for the use of slags. Ukravtodor is now at the stage of introducing the use of slags and encourages contractors to apply alternative technologies.

As reported earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers officially allowed to increase the share of metallurgical slags used in road construction. Priority areas for the application of technology are Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk, Luhansk, Dnipropetrovsk, Mykolaiv and Kirovohrad oblasts.

According to estimations of GMK Center, Ukraine has the potential to increase at least fivefold the use of slags in road construction. There are around 430 thousand km of roads in the country. If at least 3 thousand km are annually repaired (around 0.6% of their length), consumption of slag will increase to at least 5 million tons, a five-fold increase from now.