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Avdiivka Coke purchases two ambulances for City Hospital

14 January 2014

Metinvest Group’s Avdiivka Coke gave two ambulance cars to the Avdiivka Central City Hospital. The vehicles were purchased as part the social partnership agreement between Avdiivka Coke and the city.

The ambulances were provided to the employees of the Central Hospital on 28 December. The new cars are worth almost UAH 275,000. Avdiivka Coke installed additional equipment in the ambulances, including a defibrillator, EKG machine, health monitor and other equipment worth a total of UAH 77,000.

 “The importance of the vehicles that we were given is difficult to overestimate!” said Irina Lagoda, head doctor of the hospital. “Our hospital only had three ambulances. They are beyond their service life and needed constant maintenance and spare parts. Both patients and employees of the hospital are grateful to Metinvest. The purchase of this equipment is a bright example of social partnership.”

 “Every year we sign a social partnership agreement, and every year one of the main items in the document is support to the healthcare system,” said Musa Magomedov, general director of Avdiivka Coke. “Our points are simple. First, nothing is more important than the health and lives of people. Second, we value and respect the work of health care personnel. Third, these projects improve the living standards in Avdiivka. This is why the enterprise will continue rendering support to the healthcare facilities of the city.”  

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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.