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Avdiivka Coke Plant sponsors renovation of Avdiivka’s School of Music

6 September 2013

Metinvest’s Avdiivka Coke Plant sponsored the renovation of Avdiivka’s School of Music this summer as part of Metinvest’s regional partnership agreement with the city. The school will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year.

The ceremonial reopening of Avdiivka’s School of Music took place on September 4. The main hallway, ceilings, and tile floors were all renovated and new plastic doors with improved soundproofing were installed. Parents noted improvements including light fixtures and restrooms.

"I would like to thank Avdiivka Coke Plant and Musa Sergoevich [Editor – Avdiivka Coke Plant’s General Manager] personally for this wonderful gift to the city and to the school’s teachers, students, and their parents,” said Yuriy Cherkasov, Avdiivka mayor at the reopening ceremony. “I'm pleased that our main employer is not indifferent to the problems and needs of the city, and supports and assists in the creation of good living conditions in Avdiivka for us and our children."

"We did our best to do everything so that our children can learn in a good environment and have the opportunity for all-around development,” said Musa Magomedov, Avdiivka Coke’s general director. “Avdiivka's School of Music will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year and, as a place where children can develop creatively, should be very comfortable and beautiful."

Avdiivka’s School of Music occupies two floors in a multi-story building on Molodezhnaya Street. The school currently has 230 students. Svetlana Polivoda, the School of Music’s director, asked Avdiivka Coke, as the city’s largest employer, to sponsor the renovation.

This year Avdiivka Coke invested UAH 1.3 million to improve preschools and general education institutions. New food service equipment and games were given to a local school camp. Avdiivka Coke replaced 89 window units and created 15 student workplaces in Avdiivka School #1’s Informatics Room. The plant gave 15 computers to School #7. Avdiivka Coke also renovated the assembly hall, repaired the dining room, and purchased furniture for the assembly hall at School #5. Thirty five window units were replaced at Kindergarten #8. The company’s most expensive and important project this year is the replacement of lighting around Schools #2, #5, #6 and #7.

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PJSC Avdiivka Coke Plant is Europe’s largest high-tech coking plant. The plant makes 31 types of products. It has customers in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Georgia, Belgium, Tajikistan, Turkey and Egypt. Its key products are blast furnace coke, electrode pitch coke and crude benzene. Avdiivka Coke makes 23% of bulk coke in Ukraine. The plant produced 3.7 million tons of bulk coke (6% moisture content) in 2012. The plant runs eight coke oven batteries, the designed capacity of which is 6.87 Million tons of bulk coke per year. The enterprise is self-sufficient in terms of energy resources including process steam, heat and electricity. Avdiivka Coke produces more than 50% of blast furnace coke with an advanced and environmentally friendly dry quenching process. Avdiivka Coke received a certificate for actively participating in the implementation of environmental policy at the regional level at the “Ecology in an Industrial Region” second international environmental forum by the National Environmental Protection Administration in Donetsk Oblast in 2012. Avdiivka Coke, together with the Shakhtar Football Club opened a football school for children in Avdiivka; the school currently has 60 students.

Metinvest Group is a vertically integrated group of steel and mining companies that manages each link in its production chain, from iron ore and coal mining to the production of semi-finished and finished products. The Group's assets are located in Ukraine, Europe and the U.S.A.; its sales network has a presence in all key global markets. The Group's strategic vision is to become the leading vertically integrated steel producer in Europe, deliver sustainable growth and profitability resilient to market cycles, and provide investment returns that are higher than industry benchmarks. The Group's revenue was USD 12.6 billion and its EBITDA margin was 16% in 2012. The major shareholders of Metinvest B.V. (holding company) are SCM Group (71.25%) and Smart-Holding (23.75%), who are partners in management of the company. Metinvest Holding, LLC is Metinvest Group’s management company.