GFG bids for coking coal assets, plans to buy Glencore’s Tahmoor mine

Date: 2018-01-02   Author: Saipriya Iyer  Category: #market

GFG bids for coking coal assets, plans to buy Glencore’s Tahmoor mine

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

Saipriya Iyer linkdin-boxtwitter

Saipriya Iyer

Saipriya Iyer currently works as a content developer for AlgosOnline. A computer engineer by profession, she ventured into the field of writing for the love of playing with words. Having had a previous experience of 3 years under her belt, she has dabbled with website...

Read More

Post Recommendents

Industrial Condensing Units Market Size, Worldwide Opportunities, Driving Forces, Future Potential 2026

Author: Partha Ray

Post thorough primary & secondary research on Industrial Condensing Units industry segments, competitive landscape, historical data, and Covid-19 impact, industry experts provide accurate forecasts for 20XX-20XX.



Future Growth Of Concrete Floor Sanders Market by New Business Developments, Innovations, And Top Companies – Forecast To 2026

Author: Sachin Pashte

Market Study Report LLC Adds New Global Concrete Floor Sanders Market Report to its research database. The report presents a deep study of the market growth factors and drivers, application potential and much more.


Wood Saws Market Trends, Growth, Scope, Size, Overall Analysis and Forecast by 2026

Author: Sachin Pashte

Global Wood Saws Market Report available at gives an industry overview of the Wood Saws , which covers product scope, market revenue, opportunities, growth rate, sales volumes and figures. The report also explores the worldwi...