GFG bids for coking coal assets, plans to buy Glencore’s Tahmoor mine
Date: 2018-01-02   Author: Satarupa De  Category: #market

In a bid to establish a strong presence in Australia, GFG alliance, the British conglomerate, apparently, is in talks to acquire to Glencore Plc’s Tahmoor coal mine located in New South Wales. As reported, the latest move taken by the Liberty House Group comes along the heels of securing the future of Arrium, the recently procured Australian steel and mining company by the giant.

For the record, GFG’s yesteryear acquisition of Arrium has resulted in an integration of steel operations in iron ore mines of the country, boosting its capacity to produce steel of almost 1.2 million metric tons per year. Sources claim, Sanjeev Gupta, the Liberty House metal tycoon, seems to be rather positive with regards to the ongoing deal, as the London based producer has been aiming to integrate coal supply to feed the Australian steel assets for a while now. Reportedly, the deal for the underground mining operation, located almost 75 kilometers toward the southwest of Sydney, could lead to a return of almost 500 million Australian dollars.

As per authentic sources, Glencore has been in detailed negotiations with GFG Alliance on the potential sale of the Tahmoor coal mine since last month. In fact, GFG has been planning to utilize the output of Tahmoor to feed its steel operations in South Australia, including the Whyalla steel works. Neither GFG nor Glencore has disclosed the purchase price of Tahmoor as yet, which as per reports, holds a record of producing almost 1.8 million tons of hard coking coal in 2016, with a reserve capacity of almost 57 million tons of coking coal. 

Allegedly, Glencore, in 2016, was almost on the verge of closing down the Tahmoor mine, but a rebound in coal price persuaded the producer to sell its operation to GFG Alliance. 



About Author


Satarupa De

Satarupa De

Satarupa currently works as a content writer at AlgosOnline. An electrical engineer by qualification, she worked for two years in the electrical domain before switching her professional genre. Following her childhood passion, she opted for a career in writing and now ...

Read More

More from Satarupa


Post Recommendents

Global Construction equipment market growth over 2018-2024 to be pushed by growing infrastructural developments
Author: Saipriya Iyer

Heavy investment in road infrastructural developments across the globe will reportedly drive construction equipment market share over 2018-2024. The shifting focus of regional governments toward the development of smar...


Smart Water Metering Market expected to grow significantly to 2024
Author: Ronak Bora

The Smart Water Metering Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $900 million to over $3 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

Smart Gas Metering Systems Market expected to grow strongly by 2024
Author: Ronak Bora

The Smart Gas Metering Systems Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $1 billion to over $9 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.