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Azovstal employee is among the best IT Directors of Ukraine

29 January 2014

Chief IT Specialist of "AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS", Andrei Zaitsev, won the VI All-Ukrainian Competition of IT Directors "BEST CIO" in the nomination "Mining and Metallurgical Complex".

The contest jury noted Andrei Zaitsev merits in the development of IT infrastructure at"AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS". Non-utilization of rack servers in favour of more innovative and virtualization of 90% of information systems allowed reducing the powerconsumption and releasing about 40% of engineering infrastructure of data centers.

Overhead expenses for server park decreased by 35%, utilization of computation capacitiesreached a level of 75-80%, costs reduced, and period for information systems scalingdiminished. Since the beginning of the last year, work is underway to harmonizeapproaches for data storage, processing and visualization in the corporate information systems at the enterprise.

Andrei Zaitsev, Chief IT Specialist of "AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS", noted: "BEST CIO recognition is a reflection of the fact that professional team and the best experts in the country work for Metinvest. Not the first year the contest winners became IT experts of the Group enterprises. Of course, it is very important that our experience and competence are highly-sought and our work is really appreciated".

Project "BEST CIO" is annually held by web-publication "Computer Review" under the auspices of Microsoft CorporationThe partners of BEST CIO 2013 were the world's leading IT-companies, such as IBM, Intel, HP and Dell. The contest is aimed to identify the most professional leaders who have achieved the greatest success in IT development and improvement of the Ukrainian enterprises efficiency.

Enver TskitishviliDirector General of "AZOVSTAL IRON & STEELWORKS", emphasized: "We understand that the future is in the innovations, so the introduction of modern information technologies for the enterprise became a strategy. In recent years, IT-technologies have intensely changed the metallurgy. Their potential gave the opportunity to enhanceoperational flexibility and energy efficiency of "AZOVSTALIRON & STEEL WORKS", improve the products qualityindicators. We will continue to accept and implement new technologies and the best practices".

For editors:

PJSC “AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS” is an up-to-date high-technology enterprise which produces a wide range of steel products such as: slabs, sections and shapes, rails, rail fastenings, square billets, heavy plates, and smelter slag products. 

Production capacity of the Enterprise makes it possible to manufacture annually over 5,5 million tons of pig iron, over 6,2 million tons of steel (the target is to achieve 7 million tons of steel per year), over 4,4 million tons of rolled products. Design capacity of rail fastenings manufacture is 285 thousand tons per year and that of steel milling balls manufacture is 170 thousand tons per year.

Metinvest is a vertically integrated mining group of companies, operating the assets in each sector of the production cycle beginning with iron ore and coal mining and coke production up to the manufacture of steel semi-products and finished products, pipes and coils as well as production of other products with high value added. The Group consists of mining and steel works situated in Ukraine, Europe, and the USA and has a chain of sales covering the key world markets. The chief stockholders of Metinvest are SKM Group (71,25%) and Smart-Holding (23,75%) which jointly run the Company.

METINVEST HOLDING LLC – the holding company of the Metinvest Group.