The company cut production of sinter ore by 26.4%, down to 111.6 thousand tons
In May, Southern Mining and Processing Plant (Southern GOK), according to the company’s website, increased production of iron ore concentrate by 0.5%, up to 1.047 million tons, compared to the same period a year earlier.
The output of sinter ore in May fell by 26.4%, down to 111.6 thousand tons.
In January to May, Southern GOK boosted production of iron ore concentrate by 4.4%, up to 5.27 million tons, compared to the same period of the previous year.
Over the five months, production of sinter ore decreased by 29.9%, down to 565 thousand tons.
Southern GOK is one of the main iron ore producers in Ukraine. It specializes in mining and beneficiation of low-grade ferruginous quartzites for production of 67.7% Fe concentrate and 58.18% Fe blast-furnace sinter ore.
Production capacity of Southern GOK: 29 million tons of crude iron ore, 11 million tons of iron ore concentrate and 2 million tons of sinter ore per annum.
Southern GOK is owned by the Metinvest Group and Lanebrook Ltd.