Marking Metinvest’s 15th anniversary, company engineers calculate that the company, Ukraine’s largest steel maker, has produced 142 million tons of steel since 2006 – enough steel to build 20,000 Eiffel Towers

. “We are also affectionately called ‘Ukrainian steel giant’ because we are engaged in the extraction of raw materials, steel smelting and the sale of metal products all over the world,” wrote the publicists for Metinvest, 71% of which is owned by Rinat Akhmetov. “And we are the only company with Ukrainian roots that is included in the list of the world’s leading steel producers and iron ore miners.”