EX-8.1 7 u06046exv8w1.htm EXHIBIT 8.1 exv8w1
Exhibit 8.1
                                                 
                    Date control    
                    acquired/ date of   Interest in voting stock held by
Name of subsidiary   Registered in   Core business   incorporation (*)   the Group at December 31,
                            2008   2007   2006
Mechel International Holdings AG (MIH)1
  Switzerland   Holding and trading   July 1, 1995     100.0 %     100.0 %     100.0 %
Mechel Metal Supply AG (MMS)
  Liechtenstein   Trading   Oct 30, 2000     100.0 %     100.0 %     100.0 %
Mechel Trading House (MTH)
  Russia   Trading   June 23, 1997     100.0 %     100.0 %     100.0 %
Southern Kuzbass Coal Company (SKCC), including its most significant subsidiaries:
  Russia   Coal mining   Jan 21, 1999     95.4 %     93.5 %     93.5 %
Tomusinsk Open Pit Mine (TOPM)
  Russia   Coal mining   Jan 21, 1999     74.5 %     74.4 %     74.4 %
Olzherassk Open Pit Mine (OOPM) **
  Russia   Coal mining   Dec 28, 1999                 82.9 %
Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant (CMP)
  Russia   Steel products   Dec 27, 2001     94.2 %     93.8 %     93.7 %
Southern Urals Nickel Plant (SUNP)
  Russia   Nickel   Dec 27, 2001     84.1 %     79.9 %     79.9 %
Vyartsilya Metal Products Plant (VMPP)
  Russia   Steel products   May 24, 2002     93.3 %     93.3 %     93.3 %
Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant (BMP)
  Russia   Steel products   June 14, 2002     91.4 %     90.4 %     90.4 %
Mechel Targoviste S.A.
  Romania   Steel products   Aug 28, 2002     86.6 %     86.6 %     86.6 %
Mechel Zeljezara (MZ)
  Croatia   Steel products   March 17, 2003           100.0 %     100.0 %
Ural Stampings Plant (USP)
  Russia   Steel products   April 24, 2003     93.8 %     93.8 %     93.8 %
Korshunov Mining Plant (KMP)
  Russia   Iron ore mining   Oct 16, 2003     85.6 %     85.6 %     85.6 %
Mechel Campia Turzii S.A.
  Romania   Steel products   June 20, 2003     86.6 %     86.6 %     86.6 %
Mechel Nemunas (MN)
  Lithuania   Steel products   Oct 15, 2003     100.0 %     100.0 %     100.0 %
Mechel Energo
  Russia   Power trading   Feb 3, 2004     100.0 %     100.0 %     100.0 %
Port Posiet
  Russia   Transportation   Feb 11, 2004     97.1 %     97.1 %     96.9 %
Izhstal
  Russia   Steel products   May 14, 2004     88.4 %     88.2 %     87.9 %
Port Kambarka
  Russia   Transportation   April 27, 2005     90.4 %     90.4 %     90.4 %
Kaslinsky Architectural Art Casting Plant
  Russia   Steel products   April 14, 2004     100.0 %     100.0 %     100.0 %
Mechel Service
  Russia   Trading   May 5, 2005     100.0 %     100.0 %     100.0 %
Mechel Trading Ltd.
  Switzerland   Trading   Dec 20, 2005     100.0 %     100.0 %     100.0 %
Metals Recycling
  Russia   Scrap collecting   March 14, 2006     100.0 %     100.0 %     100.0 %
Mechel Hardware ***
  Russia   Trading   March 21, 2006           100.0 %     100.0 %
Moscow Coke and Gas Plant (Moskoks)
  Russia   Coke production   Oct 4, 2006     99.5 %     97.1 %     98.9 %
Southern Kuzbass Power Plant (SKPP)
  Russia   Power generation   April 19, 2007     98.3 %     98.0 %      
Mechel Finance
  Russia   Corporate finance   June 6, 2007     100.0 %     100.0 %      
Kuzbass Power Sales Company (KPSC)
  Russia   Power sales   June 30, 2007     72.1 %     72.0 %      
Bratsk Ferroalloy Plant (BFP)
  Russia   Ferroalloy production   Aug 6, 2007     100.0 %     100.0 %      
Yakutugol
  Russia   Coal mining   Oct 19, 2007     100.0 %     100.0 %      
Ductil Steel S.A.
  Romania   Steel products   April 8, 2008     100.0 %            
Oriel Resources Plc. (Oriel)
  Great Britain   Chrome and nickel   Apr 17, 2008     100.0 %            
HBL Holding GmbH (HBL)
  Germany   Trading   Sept 26, 2008     100.0 %            
 
*   Date when a control interest was acquired or a new company established by either the Group or Controlling Shareholders.
 
**   Merged with SKCC in February 2007.
 
***   Merged with MTH in July 2008.
 
1   Formerly — Mechel Trading AG (MT). Renamed on December 20, 2005.