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Avdiivka Coke passes scheduled state environmental inspection

16 May 2014

Metinvest Group’s Avdiivka Coke Plant passed a planned inspection by the State Environmental Inspectorate in Donetsk region. According to the inspectorate, the enterprise's emissions are within the limits and do not have a significant impact on the environment.

The inspection lasted 15 days and was conducted by a group of environmental specialists in land, water and air protection, in addition to analytical experts. Inspectors reviewed the enterprise's documentation; visited workshops, purification and treatment facilities and disposal sites; and conducted measurements and calculations.

The inspection detected that the level of harmful substances in Avdiivka Coke’s industrial emissions complied with Ukrainian laws and international standards. The enterprise attributed these indicators to its investment and nature protection programs. In particular, its modern technology for two-stage coke gas treatment, which is used in desulphurization shops #1 and #2, which significantly helps to reduce emissions.

“We were sure the regional ecologists' inspection was going to be passed,” said Musa Magomedov, general director of Avdiivka Coke. “This is because Avdiivka Coke has been continuously implementing a wide range of environmental activities to reduce the impact of production on the environment. In the last year alone, the plant allocated UAH 12 million for nature protection measures. And, despite the tough time, Avdiivka Coke continues to invest in the environment. Our priorities for this year are projects to reduce coke dust and conduct a major reconstruction of the enterprise's waste water disinfection system.”

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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 12.8 billion and an EBITDA margin of 18% in the 12 month 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.