Cliffs’ Black Thor plans in flux, executive says

Apr 29, 2013 | 02:13 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  William Boor, Cliffs, ferrochrome, Black Thor, Michael Gravelle, chromite, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. has no clear timeline on when the permitting process for its Black Thor ferrochrome project in northern Ontario will resume following a change in local government, but the company still sees enthusiasm from all involved parties to develop the mammoth project.

"We don’t have a schedule for when other people are going to get back in the boat and row with us," William C. Boor, senior vice president of global ferroalloys for the Cleveland-based company, told AMM, but the most recently announced start-up date of 2016 (, Sept. 28) likely was not feasible.....

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