ArcelorMittal is the world's leading integrated steel and mining company, with operations in more than 60 countries. In 2010, ArcelorMittal had revenues of US$78 billion and crude steel production of 90.6 million tonnes, representing approximately 8% of world steel output.


ArcelorMittal Brings Iron-Ore Mining to Liberia Again

ArcelorMittal Study Reveals New Animal Species in Nimba

ArcelorMittal
John Howell, ArcelorMittal's Environmental Manager

In preparation of the mining activity, ArcelorMittal launched the most comprehensive environmental studies ever undertaken in Liberia of the Nimba mountain range. This is home to Liberia's biggest iron ore deposits, and it is also one of West Africa's few remaining wet-zone upland forests.


ArcelorMittal - Liberia



This year, ArcelorMittal celebrates the start-up of iron ore operations in Liberia. This significant landmark is the culmination of five years' work to restart the country's iron ore production. Commemorating the launch of mining operations is more than a celebration - we truly believe the development of Liberia's iron ore industry will contribute to the rebuilding of the nation's economy after two decades of instability.Our work in Liberia is a series of firsts. As our first greenfield mining project, investing to rebuild Liberia's iron ore industry is an important project for ArcelorMittal, the world's leading steel and mining company. It is even more important for Liberia. ArcelorMittal's pioneering investment is one of the first major commitments to be made in the country after the end of 14 years of civil war.






ArcelorMittal's purpose and vision - to transform tomorrow through a shared boldness of spirit and our values of sustainability, quality and leadership - are evident in our work in Liberia. We say 'Boldness Changes Everything' and our mine in Tokadeh is the embodiment of this in action. What we have achieved in Liberia - producing and shipping iron ore for the first time in 20 years - is evidence of what you can achieve with vision and boldness. In 2005, when ArcelorMittal signed a Mineral Development Agreement with the Liberian government, the words in the contract were about much more than minerals and metal. Not only did ArcelorMittal commit to strengthening Liberia's mining industry and transport system, we committed to an investment to rebuild the country's social and community infrastructure for the long term.


ArcelorMittal is the world's leading integrated steel and mining company, with operations in more than 60 countries. In 2010, ArcelorMittal had revenues of US$78 billion and crude steel production of 90.6 million tonnes, representing approximately 8% of world steel output. ArcelorMittal's mining operations produced 47 million tonnes of iron ore and 7 million tonnes of metallurgical coal as well in 2010.


Mining in Liberia


ArcelorMittal Launches Iron Ore Mining in Liberia

With global demand for steel on the rise, Liberia is re-entering the ranks of the world’s significant producers of the iron ore needed to produce it. The steel giant ArcelorMittal has begun mining operations and is preparing the country’s first iron ore exports.


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