Amsterdam, 7 November 2012 (Regulated Information) — AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (“AMG”, EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: “AMG”) announces that its subsidiary, AMG Mining AG has been granted a 15 year mining concession in Mozambique for natural graphite.
The concession area comprises an open pit graphite mine and processing plant in the Ancuabe region of the Cabo Delgado province. AMG intends to restart graphite mining activity in this concession, which was last active under a previous owner in the 1990s. AMG is currently performing an environmental impact assessment, detailed engineering and feasibility study. AMG estimates upon reaching full production, this concession can produce 6,000 metric tons of medium flake graphite concentrate annually.
The Ancuabe natural graphite mine is part of AMG’s strategy to secure raw materials from its own natural resources and to reduce dependency on third party suppliers. The high purity flake natural graphite from the Ancuabe mine will be used in multiple high tech applications tailored to market needs.
AMG creates and applies innovative metallurgical solutions to the global trend of sustainable development of natural resources and CO2 reduction. AMG produces highly engineered specialty metal products and advanced vacuum furnace systems for the Energy, Aerospace, Infrastructure and Specialty Metals and Chemicals end markets.
The Advanced Materials Division develops and produces specialty metals, alloys and high performance materials. AMG is a significant producer of specialty metals, such as ferrovanadium, ferronickel-molybdenum, aluminum master alloys and additives, chromium metal and ferrotitanium, for Energy, Aerospace, Infrastructure and Specialty Metal and Chemicals applications. Other key products include specialty alloys for titanium and superalloys, coating materials and vanadium chemicals.
The Engineering Systems Division designs, engineers and produces advanced vacuum furnace systems and operates vacuum heat treatment facilities, primarily for the Aerospace and Energy (including solar and nuclear) industries. Furnace systems produced by AMG include vacuum remelting, solar silicon melting and crystallization, vacuum induction melting, vacuum heat treatment and high pressure gas quenching, turbine blade coating and sintering. AMG also provides vacuum case-hardening heat treatment services on a tolling basis.
AMG Mining AG (formerly Graphit Kropfmühl AG) produces critical materials utilizing its secure raw material sources in Africa, Asia and Europe. AMG Mining produces critical materials such as high purity natural graphite and silicon metal. These materials are of significant importance to the global economy and are available in limited supply. End markets for these materials include electronics, energy efficiency, green energy and infrastructure.
With over 3,000 employees, AMG operates globally with production facilities in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Czech Republic, United States, China, Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, Poland, India and Sri Lanka and has sales and customer service offices in Belgium, Russia and Japan (www.amg-nv.com).
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AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. +1 610 975 4901
Vice President of Corporate Development and Corporate Communications
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