Russia Metals and Mining, Posco
The leading Russian mining and metallurgical company Mechel negotiates on the sale of a part of the company’s share in Elgaugol, which owns a license for development of the largest coking coal deposit in Yakutia.
According to the ITAR-TASS, the largest metallurgical company of South Korea Posco and the largest state-owned steel-smelting company of China Baosteel are interested in the purchase of a share in the Elginskoye deposit.
According to executive secretary of the Russian-Chinese chamber, Sergei Sanakoev, the negotiations of Baosteel with Mechel have lasted for a half of year already. The Chinese company is interested in from 26% to 50% in the Eginsky project. At the same time, Baosteel is interested not only in purchase of a share in Elgaugol, but also in the joint development of infrastructure, including the construction of a terminal for 3 million tons per year in port of Vanino, Sanakoev said.
NLMK and South Korea's POSCO Engineering & Construction have signed an agreement on strategic cooperation in investment projects to upgrade domain, steelmaking and rolling facilities of the plant in Lipetsk.
"The projects, implemented in the framework of the agreement, are aimed at improving the efficiency of the technological processes, including primary processing, and control of NLMK’s production quality, introducing the best practices and advanced technologies, particularly in the production of coated rolled metal, as well as at mastering output of new products with high added value,"- NLMK reports