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Incorporation of business providing ЕРС services for coke production industry under CONCORD GROUP brand.


Start of the first EPC project associated with revamping of coke oven battery No. 3 at Dunaferr Metallurgical Plant (Hungary). The project was successfully completed in 2005 and led to establishment of long-term cooperation with the customer. This project also initiated strategic partnership with Giprokoks State Institute (Ukraine), one of the world’s largest engineering companies providing design of coke production enterprises.


The second large order related to revamping of coke oven battery No. 3 with Kremikovtzi AD, the largest metallurgical company of Bulgaria. This project was followed by a range of other associated with performance of complex repair works and supply of refractory materials for coke oven batteries No. 3 and 4. Realization of this project in 2005 resulted in strengthening position of CONCORD GROUP brand in Central European market.


Contract signed for turnkey construction of a new coke oven battery for Radlin complex at Zabrze Coke Plant (Poland). The contract was supplemented by orders for refractory materials supply. Completion of the said project enabled the Group to assert itself as a global supplier of ЕРС services in the coke production industry.


Concord Steel General Trading FZC (UAE), financial center of the Group, was incorporated.


In January the Group entered Asian market after being awarded with the contract for turnkey revamping of coke oven batteries No. 1 and 2 with Pakistan Steel Mills Corporation, the leading public producer of long products and products of high-strength cast iron in Pakistan.


In April Concord Steel Pakistan was incorporated for supporting works under the Pakistan Steel Mills contract.


In February SIE MAC LLC (Ukraine) became a member of CONCORD GROUP. As a result CONCORD GROUP has expanded a range of its services through innovation technology of ceramic welding of coke ovens without interruption of production process. SIE MAC LLC has strengthened in-house competences of the Group and added to diversification of its business segments.


In September the Group won the tender for turnkey reconstruction of coke oven battery No. 4 at Isdemir Steel Plant Metallurgical Plant (Turkey).


In October the Group successfully entered Indian market after signing the contract for procurement of refractory materials for construction of coke oven battery No. 2 at IISCO/SAIL Metallurgical Plant in Burnpur.


In October the Group signed its largest contract for reconstruction of coke oven batteries No. 3 and No. 4 with USIMINAS - one of the leading steel makers in Brazil. Cooperation with the leading steel making company in the largest economy in Latin America became another milestone for CONCORD GROUP on its way to strengthening own position on the global market.


In December Giprokoks Polska (Poland) was incorporated jointly with Giprokoks State Institute (Ukraine) as internal engineering and technical subdivision of the Group.


In January Koksokhimremont LLC became a member of CONCORD GROUP. Koksokhimremont LLC is a successor of the Soviet enterprise and has more than forty years of experience in the sphere of repair and construction services for coke production plants. Throughout the decades Koksokhimremont was considered as the internal company providing maintenance of coke ovens at Krivorozhstal Metallurgical Plant (currently ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine).


For the purpose of strengthening its status as global service provider the Group incorporated its headquarters in Vienne, Austria, by establishing Concord Engineering GmbH.


In August the GROUP acquired 51% of shares of Koks-kompleks PE EC, the company specialized in the sphere of detailed engineering of machinery and equipment for coke production plants. Acquisition of Koks-kompleks PE EC strengthened the engineering capacity of CONCORD GROUP and enabled it to provide practically the full scope of detailed engineering design works as well as engineering works that are essential for turnkey projects realization.


In September CONCORD GROUP successfully proceeded with its expansion on the promising Indian market by signing the sub-contract for supply of refractory materials for new construction of coke oven battery with National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), the largest state manufacturer and exporter of iron ore in India.


In September CONCORD GROUP won the tender for supply of a coke-pushing machine for Enakievo Coke Plant (Ukraine). The plant belongs to Metinvest Group, one of the largest steel makers in Europe.


In June the CONCORD GROUP consolidated its subsidiaries under the unified holding.