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Opening of the Meteorological Site for Young Khartsyzsk Forecasters

17 June 2013

On June 12, grand opening of the project "Meteorological Site for Young Khartsyzsk Forecasters" took place in the preschool division of the educational complex "Intelli-gence" No 25. It was one of five winners in the competition "Healthy Environment is Eve-ryone's Business" in the category "Eco-Home" and received financial support of Metin-vest company in the amount of 20,000 to implement its environmental initiatives.

As a result of the project "Meteorological Site for Young Khartsyzsk Forecasters", in the territory of nursery school, a site for performing meteorological observations with children equipped with benches, mini-model of the weather station (with barometer, thermometer, anemometer, hygrometer, compass), weather vane, rain gauge and even sundial has been built. At the site, a few ornamental bushes and various kinds of flowers has been planted. Tthe parents who helped to install the equipment and green up took an active part in the implementation of the mini-project.

Representatives of KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT and town council, kindergarten teachers and children attended preschool were present at the event. Kids prepared for the guests a themed holiday program during which they studied to determine the weather together with fairy tale characters, sang songs, danced and recited poetry.

"We decided to establish a meteorological site in the kindergarten designed to teach children predicting the weather “, project manager, deputy director-general of the educational complex "Intelligence» No 25 in the preschool division Lubov Nesteryuk comments. “Thanks to the support of KHARTSYZSK PIPE of Metinvest Group we can form ideas in the minds of our children about the significance of weather in a person's life, flora and fauna.

For editors:

PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANTis the largest in Ukraine and one of the largest enterprises in Europe for pipes manufacture. The company manufactures longitudinal SAW large diameter pipes (508-1422 mm in diameter) with external anticorrosion and internal anticorrosion or flow coating for main oil and gas pipelines. Plant’s facilities permit to manufacture 1.3 mln. tons of pipes per year, including about 700 thous. tons of coated pipes.

The integrated Management System ensuring stable high quality of the products to the customers is functioning at “Khartsyzsk PIPE PLANT”. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, API Spec Q1, DSTU ISO 9001, GOST R ISO 9001, STO Gazprom 9001 create its foundation. Products of the plant are certified according to API, EN standards and in the national system UkrSEPRO. Welding processes are certified as per ISO 3834-2.

More than 630 thous. tons of large diameter pipes were produced at “KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” in 2011 that became the record over the last 20 years.

In September, 2010 “KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” became the first company among Ukrainian enterprises of Metinvest Group which started to implement “Lean enterprise” program and obtained significant results.

The top-priority goals in the social policy of “KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” as a mainstay of the entire town are implementation of social programs and activities in education, health service and improvement of town infrastructure. In 2011 the volume of social investment of the company was more than 1.3 mln UAH.          

“Khartsyzsk PIPE PLANT” is a part of Metallurgical Division of Metinvest Group.

METINVEST GROUP is a vertically integrated steel and mining group of companies, managing every link of the value chain, from mining and processing iron ore and coal to making and selling semi-finished and finished steel products. The Group comprises steel and mining production facilities located in Ukraine, Europe and the USA and has a sales network covering all key global markets. Metinvest Group is structured into two operating divisions: Metallurgical and Mining Divisions and has a strategic vision to become the leading vertically integrated steel producer in Europe, and to deliver sustainable growth and profitability resilient to business cycles, providing investors with returns at above the industry benchmarks. The Group generated US$6.74 billion of revenues and a 16% EBITDA margin for the first half of 2012.

The major shareholders of METINVEST B.V. (a holding company of Metinvest Group) are SCM Group (71.25%) and Smart-Holding (23.75%), partnering in the Company’s management.

METINVEST HOLDING, LLC is the managing company of Metinvest Group.

For additional information, please, visit http://pipe.metinvestholding.com/en

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