Information on the acquisition by UKRMET of the Electrometallurgical Plant Elektrostal (Kurakhovo, Donetsk region) is untrue, declared in the press service of UKRMET.
"We hereby inform you that the parties are in the negotiation process, at the moment no agreement on the sale and purchase has been reached," the company said in a statement on Tuesday evening.
Let us remind you that the UAprom article "Sale of Elektrostal: Why Ukrainian Metallurgists Are Threatened by Scrap Metal Deficit" says that the metallurgical plant was sold by Donetsk businessman Igor Andreev to the UKRMET group of companies.
Head of the analytical center CMD-Ukraine Igor Guzhva in his comments said that restarting Electrostal, which has been idle for exactly one year, will create problems on the Ukrainian scrap market.
“For the full operation of the plant, it will take about 50-60 thousand tons of scrap metal per month. In an annual projection, we reach the figure of 1.1-1.2 million tons (together with exports). There is simply no such additional volume on the Ukrainian market, ”the expert said.