Ukrainian Ferroalloy Production Doubles
Ukraine doubled its ferroalloy output in the first seven months of this year, according to figures released by Ukrainian Ferroalloy Producers' Association.
Output for the period grew to 871,500 tonnes. Silicon manganese production grew 83.1 per cent to 573,700 tonnes, ferromanganese rose 260 per cent to 173,000 tonnes, ferrosilicon 45 output rose 71.7 per cent to 116,400 tonnes and manganese metal production was up 7.7 per cent to 8,400 tonnes.
The country’s largest producer, Nikopol Ferroalloy Works (NFW), raised silicon manganese production 65.8 per cent year-on-year in the seven months to 421,000 tonnes while ferromanganese production was up 460 per cent to 132,500 tonnes. Overall ferroalloy output at Nikopol rose 140 per cent year-on-year to 554,000 tonnes.
Zaporizhia Ferroalloy Works (ZFW) saw silicon manganese production more than double to 103,100 tonnes with output of ferrosilicon 45 rising 120 per cent to 33,800 tonnes. ZFW’s ferromanganese was up 64.4 per cent to 40,500 tonnes and manganese metal production rose 7.7 per cent to 8,400 tonnes. Total ferroalloy output at ZFW doubled to 185,800 tonnes.
The Stakhanov Ferroalloy Plant (SZF), doubled its total production to 131,700 tonnes, while the country's two manganese concentrate producers, the Ordzhonikidze and Marhanets mining and beneficiation plants, produced 846,500 tonnes of concentrate between them in January-July - more than double the production in the same period of last year.