Privat SiMn plant in Ukraine suffers collapse

Privat Group’s Zaporozhye plant in Ukraine has suffered a partial collapse in the roof of the building, damaging a meltshop at a time when manganese alloys markets are rallying to multi-year highs in Europe.

The incident is being investigated to determine what caused the collapse in the roof of the building that fell onto the part of the melt shop that produced manganese alloys because the reason is as yet unknown, an industry source said.
Privat had plans to restart silico-manganese production at the damaged Zaporozhye meltshop before the roof collapse, but the company will now mitigate an expected loss of 3,000 tonnes per month of manganese alloys output as a result of the incident by restarting two furnaces on site and another furnace at its Nikopol Ferroalloy plant, the source said.

Privat typically sells its ferro-alloys output to domestic steelmakers in Ukraine and to steel mills and alloys traders...


Declan Conway

January 21, 2021

14:04 GMT