The steel-making enterprise "Elektrostal" (Kurakhovo, Donetsk region) stood idle in January-March of this year and did not produce continuously cast billets, while in the same period last year it smelted 29 thousand tons of such metal products. As a representative of the plant told Interfax-Ukraine, in March Elektrostal was also idle, as in February, January and December, while in November it was smelted 2 thousand tons of steel, in October - 10 thousand tons.
The representative of the plant recalled that from January to mid-March 2019, the enterprise was completely idle and partially resumed work from mid-March 2020, after which it worked at a third of capacity or less.
Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Economic Development Dmitry Kisilevsky at a meeting held on February 22 of this year in the parliamentary committee on the functioning of metal enterprises and their provision with scrap metal, organized on the initiative of the association of enterprises "Ukrmetallurgprom", pointed out the need to prolong the export duty on scrap for a stable work of factories. At the same time, he noted that due to the lack of scrap in Ukraine, the modern enterprise "Elektrostal" in Kurakhovo, Donetsk region is idle, urging the state to deal with this problem.
As reported, in 2020, Elektrostal kept the output of continuously cast billets at the level of the previous year - 84 thousand tons.
The steel-making complex of Elektrostal LLC was built from scratch in 2008 in Kurakhovo, Donetsk region. A prerequisite for the creation of a new metallurgical plant of small capacity was the shortage of steel billets, which at the beginning of 2000 began to be experienced by OJSC Donetsk Metal Rolling Plant. To ensure their production with their own continuously cast billets, DMPZ shareholders in 2005 decided to build a new steelmaking complex.
DMPZ specializes in the production and sale of metal products: long products, cast iron pipes, structural elements made of ferrous metals, nuts and shovels.