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Kogi Iron appoints experienced iron and steel executive as a special advisor

Paul Marsden has held key roles for several international iron ore and steel manufacturers.
Cast steel products from Agbaja
The company plans to sell Agbaja cast steel products into the local Nigerian market

Kogi Iron Ltd (ASX:KFE) has appointed an experienced iron and steel industry executive as a special advisor to its board.

Paul Marsden, who has extensive experience in the global steel and iron ore industries, has been appointed to the role as the company advances its Agbaja Cast Steel Project in Nigeria.

UK-based Marsden has worked in key roles for several international iron ore and steel manufacturers.

“Deep knowledge” of markets

Kogi Iron’s chairman Dr Ian Burston said: “We are delighted Paul has agreed to join us as an advisor.

“His deep knowledge and understanding of iron ore and steel markets and the many elements that go into successful development of a cast steel project such as ours will be a great benefit as we develop the Agbaja Cast Steel Project in Kogi State, Nigeria.”

Marsden’s skills include steel plant due diligence studies; evaluation of steelwork developments globally; assessment of Direct Reduction steelworks including coal-based Direct Reduction; and environmental studies for EAF, DRI and pelletising operations; and technical input for plans to turn around an African-based steelworks.

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He has also experience with strategic analysis of current and future competitiveness of sectors for the steel industry considering raw materials, energy and transport; project coordination; cost control management; and plant engineering for steel works.

Marsden has also published numerous articles covering the exploration, development and optimisation of iron ore and steel projects.

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