Russian coking coal and steel producer Mechel dismissed as erroneous a report by website AG ReDeal that it had purchased the Rostov Electrometallurgical Plant.

Mechel has not purchased this plant, a company spokeswoman wrote in an email on Wednesday.

The report stated that the plant had been purchased from a private investor, Vadim Varshavsky.

The Rostov plant has an annual capacity of 730,000 tonnes of steel, according to its website.

(Reporting By Alfred Kueppers, editing by Jane Baird)