Dannemora Mineral to deliver iron ore to SSAB

Tuesday, 18. May 2010 08:02
DANNEMORA MINERAL TO DELIVER IRON ORE TO SSAB



Dannemora has signed an agreement with Swedish steel company SSAB for delivery
of approx. 5,000 tonnes of iron ore products. Delivery will be in the second
quarter of this year and the ore will be used in full-scale trial production at
SSAB's production plant in Oxelösund. Following trial production, it is expected
that negotiations on long-term supply contracts will begin.

SSAB is a leading manufacturer of high-strength cold-rolled steel, with
production in Sweden and the USA. SSAB reported sales of SEK 29.8 billion in
2009.

The Dannemora iron ore mine was owned by SSAB from 1978 until its closure in
1992, and most of the ore from the mine was delivered to SSAB´s steelworks in
Oxelösund.

Staffan Bennerdt CEO and President of Dannemora Mineral: "I hope to be able to
restore something of the close historical relationship between the Dannemora
iron ore mine and Oxelösund's steelworks. I see many advantages for both parties
- in particular, the short distance to Oxelösund."

Dannemora Mineral has already signed agreements for iron ore trial deliveries to
Austrian steel company Voestalpine and German steel companies Salzgitter,
ThyssenKrupp and Rogesa.          The five companies' total annual iron ore
consumption is approximately 50 million tonnes. Dannemora Mineral's annual
production will be 1.5 million tonnes of iron ore at full capacity.

Staffan Bennerdt: "We are delighted at our success in negotiating trial delivery
agreements with so many renowned steel companies. I expect many of our trial
deliveries to culminate in long-term supply contracts, which should ensure the
planned loan financing can be arranged."

The press release can be downloaded from the link below:



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Press release 18 may 2010: http://hugin.info/137553/R/1416245/366914.pdf
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