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Avdiivka Coke employees receive government awards

5 December 2013

Avdiivka Coke's employees received honorary government awards during the celebration of the plant's 50th anniversary. Ten employees of the plant were awarded for many years of dedicated work for the benefit of the country and the region.

Vadim Fomin, deputy chairman of the Donetsk Regional State Administration, distributed the awards on behalf of the president and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine during the celebration of Avdiivka Coke's 50th anniversary. 

 “For Service” Order II Degree awards were given to Leonid Staroschuik, career employee and former electrician of Coke Shop #3, and Vladimir Borzenko, deputy manager of Coke Shop #4.

 Honors from the prime minister of Ukraine were given to Aleksandr Norkin, senior foreman of the coke preparation shop, and Sergey Shmalko, district heating manager.   Certificates of Merit were awarded by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to Nikolay Skidan, wagon tippler operator, and Leonid Dusheba, senior foreman of the production department. "Labour and Valour" Medals were awarded to fitters Valery Melnik, Anatoliy Kostiuk and Raisa Chirina.  

 The plant's team were also awarded medals and Certificates of Merit by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to recognize their significant contribution to developing the country's steel industry and labour achievements as well as to honour the 50th anniversary of Avdiivka Coke.

 "Avdiivka Coke is a top performing plant that continuously pursues improvement and introduces process innovations.  That being said, it would have been impossible to succeed without the team's support and collaboration,” said Musa Magomedov, Avdiivka Coke's general director. "We have wonderful, talented and dedicated people working at the plant.     Their commitment helps the plant develop and demonstrate their significant achievements."

 Avdiivka Coke produced its first batch of coke in November 1963. Seven years ago, the plant became part of Metinvest Group. Now, Avdiivka Coke is Europe's largest high-tech coke and chemical plant. The plant produces 31 type of products supplied to customers in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Georgia, Belgium, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Egypt.  

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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 Ukraine’s bulk coke. The plant produced 3.7 million tons of bulk coke (6% moisture content) in 2012. The plant runs eight coke oven batteries, with a designed capacity of 6.87 million tons of bulk coke per year. The enterprise is self-sufficient in terms of energy resources, including process steam, heating 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 every link of the value chain, from mining and processing iron ore and coal to making and selling semi-finished and finished steel products. It has steel and mining production facilities in Ukraine, Europe and the US, as well as a sales network covering all key global markets. Its strategic vision to become the leading vertically integrated steel producer in Europe, delivering sustainable growth and profitability resilient to business cycles and providing investors with returns above industry benchmarks. 

The Group reported revenue of USD 3.1 billion and an EBITDA margin of 15% in the first quarter of 2013.

The major shareholders of Metinvest B.V. (the holding company for Metinvest Group) are SCM Group (71.25%) and Smart-Holding (23.75%), which partner in the Group’s management. 

Metinvest Holding, LLC is the management company of Metinvest Group.