INT’L FERRO-ALLOYS 2017: Yildirim looks to 2018 to secure vanadium feed for Bear Metallurgical

Date: Nov 21, 2017

Chrome veteran Robert Yildirim hopes to integrate his vanadium tolling business Bear Metallurgical, including securing feedstock, in 2018.

“We will cut the amount of commercial [tolling] customers and have our own production of ferro-vanadium,” Yildirim told delegates during an on-stage interview at Metal Bulletin’s 33rd International Ferro-alloys conference in Lisbon, Portugal, on Monday November 20. YilMaden, a subsidiary of Turkish industrial group Yildirim Holding, purchased the assets of Bear Metallurgical for $7.925 million last September. The acquisition marked Yildirim’s unexpected entry into the ferro-vanadium market, giving the…

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