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At Central GOK, Metinvest launched a line of production of direct reduced iron

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Central GOK has completed the modernization of equipment for the production of a concentrate with premium technologies for DRI (direct reduced iron).

At Central GOK, Metinvest launched a line of production of direct reduced iron

At Central GOK, Metinvest Group carried out large-scale modernization project of the enrichment plant for the production of premium concentrate with a mass fraction of iron and 70.5%. It is possible to create Ukraine's first production line for manufacturing high quality pellet for DRI (direct reduced iron).

production line upgraded in the spring of 2019. During this period, was built the station fine screening and dewatering, as well as updated one of the sections of the concentrator plant.

the Modern equipment allows to dialogedit ordinary concentrate at the outlet to obtain the product with iron content of 70.5%. Such raw materials necessary for the manufacture of pellet, which is used in the technology of DRI.

Leonid Maida, Director of technology and Central GOK:

- the World's metallurgical enterprises are gradually moving away from the use of iron ore is of low quality, choosing a more environmentally friendly and economical products with high mass fraction of iron and a minimum of harmful impurities. The most urgent of them – pellet, suitable for carry steel production (technology DRI). To meet the demands of consumers and to be profitable, we must offer products of new quality. Central GOK have reached a strategic milestone – the production of concentrate with the iron content of 70.5%. Our next step – release pellet suitable for DRI.

Dmitry Shevchik, Director General of the Central mining:

- our company completed a major project to modernize the equipment of the processing facilities. Central plant – the first Ukrainian mine, which is equipped with technological line for the production of pellet for DRI. The new product will increase production profitability and our competitiveness in the global iron ore market. This is the common victory of our team. Thus, we are developing new markets and working with customers.


PJSC "Central mining and processing plant" specializiruetsya on the extraction, processing and production of raw materials for metallurgical industry – iron ore concentrate and pellets. The structure of this plant includes three quarry and mine them. Ordzhonikidze, the actual overall capacity of 15.4 million tons of raw ore per year, crushing factory, processing factory with an actual capacity of more than 6 million tonnes of iron ore concentrate, pelletizing plant with an actual capacity of over 2.0 million tons of pellets per year, support departments.

Central GOK is part of Metinvest Group which exercises strategic control over metals and mining business of SCM Group. The management company of Metinvest Group is OOO "METINVEST HOLDING".

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