The enterprise completed diagnostics and equipment repair after the attack on the country's energy structure
At the Kametstal Iron and Steel Works plant, the diagnosis and repair of the main equipment was completed after the Russian attacks on the energy infrastructure of Ukraine. Metinvest.Media reports about it.
“Currently, the enterprise produces pig iron in one blast furnace. The further recovery of steel and rolled steel production will largely depend on the level of electricity supply deficit in the Dnipropetrovsk region,” the message says.
Kametstal on November 23, 2022, temporarily suspended production due to damage to the energy infrastructure of Ukraine as a result of massive shelling by Russian troops. The company assessed possible damage to production facilities due to an emergency shutdown.
According to the press release of the Metinvest Group, the Russian attacks led to a power outage across the country. Then, for the first time since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, production at the Ukrainian enterprises of the Group was stopped in emergency order due to power failure. As of November 28, all Metinvest enterprises, except for Kametstal, resumed their activities.
At the beginning of December 2022, Kametstal restored equipment of blast furnaces, damaged due to an emergency power outage on November 23. The plant’s specialists restored the refrigerators that were damaged due to the blackout.
As GMK Center reported earlier, due to the restrictions, the Pobuzhsky Ferronickel Plant was forced to suspend work. ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih also suspended steel smelting and production of rolled steel, Ferrexpo and other iron and steel companies reduced the capacity as well.