||Ashapura Holdings (UAE) FZE (a step-down subsidiary of Ashapura Minechem Ltd.) concluded & signed 2 contracts for the supply of Bauxite from Guinea and Ashapura Guinea Resources SARL (a step-down subsidiary of Ashapura Minechem Ltd.) concluded & signed a contract for the supply of Iron Ore from Guinea.
The two contracts for supply of 24 million tons of Bauxite from Guinea were signed with a subsidiary of the Chinese aluminium major, State Power Investment Corp ("SPIC"); the first contract, a 3 million tons per annum supply contract for 3 years and the second contract, a 3 million tons per annum supply contract for 5 years. SPIC, a Fortune Global 500 company, is one of Chinas largest state-owned conglomerates having total assets of USD 112 billion integrated over nuclear power, thermal power, coal, aluminum, logistics, finance, environmental protection and high-tech industries.
The contract to supply 10 million tons of Iron Ore was signed with Tai He Mining, whereby 2 million tons per annum of Iron Ore will be supplied for 5 years. Tai He Mining is a Chinese Iron Ore major with the latest technology to upgrade & process Iron Ore.
These contracts offer Ashapura the opportunity to set-aside a part of its production from Guinea towards stable long-term commitments