Mechel, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, reported December 21, 2016m that the company signed a memorandum for supply of the Elga deposit’s coal with China’s Jidong Cement, one of the world’s top 5 cement producers.
According to the memorandum, Mechel will supply its Chinese partners from 2 to 3 million tonnes of steam coal (up to 250,000 tonnes monthly) mined at Mechel’s coal facilities — Elgaugol OOO, Yakutugol Holding Company AO and Southern Kuzbass Coal Company PAO.
Supplies will be made starting in December 2016 and until December 2017. Prices will be adjusted on a monthly basis.
«This is the first long-term agreement for the next year that our company has signed since coal prices recouped globally. We are particularly pleased that it involves increase of coal supplies from Elga, a new flagship of Russia’s coal industry in the Far East. With this contract, Jidong Cement becomes the top foreign consumer of Elga’s products», Mechel Mining Management Chief Executive Officer Pavel Shtark noted.