Head of the State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources of Ukraine Roman Opimakh suggested that Mauro Longobardi, General Director of Arcelor Mittal Kryvyi Rih OJSC, purchase several objects with deposits of critical and strategic minerals at online auctions: lithium, titanium, nickel, cobalt, uranium and others.
“We have now offered for online auctions 30 objects with deposits of critical and strategic minerals: lithium, titanium, nickel, cobalt, uranium and others. These are the so-called metals of the future that are used for innovative technologies. Now it is important to increase their production and the creation of enrichment and primary processing capacities, as their demand in the world market is expected to grow rapidly, ”said the head of the State Geological Survey.
The director of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih became interested in the proposals, since the company intends to improve the quality of the product in order to make it more interesting not only for domestic, but also for foreign consumers.
Mauro Longobardi acquainted Roman Opimakh with the plans of the enterprise for the next year, including in the field of production. He also highly appreciated the results of the work of the State Geological Survey over the past year, including in terms of reducing bureaucratic pressure on business and introducing transparent and clear mechanisms for regulating the industry.
Let us remind you that ArcelorMittal is the largest metallurgical company in the world, which at the end of 2008 controlled 10% of the world steel market. The company owns a number of enterprises for the extraction of iron ore, coal, as well as metallurgical enterprises, including the metallurgical plant "ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih" in Ukraine.