Ukrainian steelmakers will be able to directly participate in the activities of the European steel community

Ukrmetalurgprom, an association of Ukrainian steel and mining companies, has become a new associate member of the European Steel Association (EUROFER). This is stated in the message of Ukrmetalurgprom.

Ukrainian Association of mining and steel enterprises on November 22 was unanimously accepted into the European industry Association as an associate member of the Board of Directors of EUROFER.

«From now on, Ukrainian steelmakers will be able to participate directly in the activities of the European steel community, which will significantly accelerate the integration of Ukrainian enterprises into European industrial chains,» Ukrmetalurgprom said.

EUROFER is an association of European iron and steel producers. The association comprises 35 steel companies and 14 national steel associations from the European Union, as well as five companies and associations from outside the EU as associate members – Ukrmetalurgprom became the sixth.

EUROFER members include such global steel leaders as ArcelorMittal, Thyssenkrupp, Voestalpine, CELSA Group and others. The share of the association’s representatives in global steel production is almost 9%.

Since the first day of Russia’s full-scale invasion, the European Steel Association has been supporting Ukraine in its fight against the invaders.

Earlier this spring, EUROFER supported the strengthening of sanctions against the export of Russian steel products and iron ore to the EU. This was stated by the organization’s CEO Axel Eggert at a panel discussion held in Milan on the future of Ukraine and Italy’s contribution to the country’s reconstruction.

As GMK Center reported earlier, giving priority of European-produced steel will increase the sustainability of the EU’s clean technology value chains, according to EUROFER’s CEO. Currently, European metallurgists are implementing more than 60 decarbonization projects.