Steel industry capital investment plans 2010.
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Steel Industry Capital Investments

Modernisation and capacity expansion projects 2010



  • Argentina, Beltrame, Puerto Madryn location, DRI, direct reduction plant in Argentine province Chubut
  • Austria, VoestAlpine, Linz Works, HDG, zinc / zinc-iron / Zn-Al-Mg coatings; galv line #5
  • Austria, VoestAlpine, Linz Works, Power plant, power plant facility in block 07, capex Euro 160m
  • Brazil, Ceara Steel, Ceara Steel, EAF / CC / Slab, slab for export plant; DRI feedstock [1.5mt/yr DRI unit included]
  • Brazil, CSN, Minas Gerais location, BOF / CC / Slab , export slab plant - pellet supply from Casa de Pedra
  • Brazil, TMK / Commetprom, Pernambuco project, BOF / CC / +++, modernisation is in two phases [2008, 2010] each of 1.5mt capacity
  • Brazil, Usiminas, Ipatinga , Coke ovens, new coke plant No. 3 built for BRL 707 million
  • Brazil, Vallourec / Sumitomo jv, Unidentified site, BOF / seamless tube, seamless OCTG tube; diameters from 168.3- 406.4mm - heat treatment and threading incl
  • Canada, USS, Hamilton Works, Ontario, WWTP, former Stelco Hamilton works.
  • Chile, Cia Siderurgica Huachipato, CSH site, HDG line, board approval given in 2008
  • China, Baosteel / Handan JV, Hebei Province Project, BOF / CC / +++, Baosteel / Handan jv; location in Hebei Province
  • China, Baotou Steel, Inner Mongolia, Seamless tube, seamless pipes of 100 mm inch diameter
  • China, Guangzhou / JFE Steel jv, Nansha Dev Zone, CRM / HDG, CR complex includes 400kt hot dip galvanizing facility
  • China, KSC Steel, Suzhou Gao Wan Chang Steel Coil Centre, SSC, steel coil rolling, slitting and shearing centre
  • China, Marcegaglia, Yangzhou Plant, Welded tube - Longitudinal, 330kt carbon steel + 20kt stainless steel tube
  • China, Outokumpu, Kunshan, Jiangsu area, SSC, stainless focus - including cut-to-length line, water-jet cutting machine, plasma cutting, laser cutting
  • China, RINO International, Shougang Jingtang, Gas desulphurisation, build-operate-transfer contract for two semi-dry flue gas desulphurization units
  • China, Rockcheck Steel Group, Location not specified, Direct Reduced Iron, Rotary hearth furnace - capex investment cost of RMB 380m
  • China, Shougang Group, Qian-an Works, Hot strip mill, this is the Qian-an plant in Hebei Province [Beijing relocation project]
  • China, Tianjin Iron and Steel, Tianjin Metallurgical No. 1 Iron and Steel, Tandem cold rolling mill, phase One is 1mt/yr plant. CRC to be sold to Bohai Sea area
  • China, Xiangtan I&S, Yuetang Works, Heavy plate mill, five-meter wide heavy plate mill
  • China, Xingtai Longhai Steel Group, Xingtai City, Wire rod mill, plant is for fine quality fastening high speed wire rods
  • Egypt, Suez Steel, Suez Steel project site, Bar mill, to serve local market. DRI unit and billet plant to follow
  • France, ArcelorMittal, Saint Chely de Apcher, Continuous annealing plant, investment to increase output of electrical steel
  • Germany, Dillinger Huttenwerke / Saarstahl AG, Zentralkokerei Saar GmbH, Coke ovens, construction of battery B3 with 50 coke ovens - B1 refurbishment to follow
  • India, Bhushan Steel, Meramandali Works, Blast furnace, turnkey construction involving Larsen & Toubro and Paul Wurth together
  • India, BOC, SAIL, Air separation unit, 1700 tpd plant to be installed by BOC India [part of Linde]
  • India, Coal India Limited, site not yet specified, Coal washing plant, CIL to invest Rs 2500 crore in 20 washeries having a capacity of 111 mt
  • India, Monnet Daniel, Karanpura, Ranchi, Coal washing plant, coal to be supplied from KDH mines - investment cost of Rs 450 million
  • India, Rabirun Vinimay, Kurunti Village site, Sendzimir cold rolling mill, stainless cold rolling mill
  • India, Rourkela Steel, Rourkela, Air separation unit, supplied by BOC India at a cost of Rs 500 crore
  • India, SAIL, Bokaro Steel Plant, Acid regeneration plant, hydrochloric acid regeneration plant for pickle line #2
  • India, SAIL, Alloy Steel Plant, Blast furnace, investment is part of a broader upgrade of the works
  • India, Surya Group, site not specified, Longitudinal welded tube plant, 'southern market' focus - capex of ~Rs 55 crore
  • India, Surya Group, Anjar, Spiral welded tube line, for spiral-weld pipe 18-100 inches diameter
  • India, TPPL, Khopoli, Welded tube - Longitudinal, for ERW tube including pipe galvanising
  • India, Yash Alloys, Kusumdih, Induction Furnace, 70 tonne-per-day induction furnace at Kusumdih in Gola in Ramgarh district of Jharkhand
  • Iran, Farrokh Shahr Steel, Farrokh Shahr City, Tin plate line(s), Cold rolled coil is to be sourced primarily from Mobarakeh Steel
  • Iran, Foulad Sazan Damavand, Amirabad Works, Bar rolling mill, to produce 8-32 mm reinforcing steel bar - investment of ~Rials 600 billion
  • Iran, Government of Iran, Gol-e-Gohar, Pellet plant, four year construction period - will use local iron ore
  • Iran, Iasco, Iran Alloy Steel Co, EAF / CC / Billet, 2nd phase will include long product rolling - bar and rod
  • Iran, Kerman Steel, Kerman Steel and Rolling Complex, Bar mill, for production of rebar 12-32mm in diameter
  • Iran, Natanz Steel, Natanz Works, Rod mill, Natanz Steel was founded in 1999; the first rolling mill became operational in 2004
  • Iran, NISCO Group, Mobarakeh Steel, EAF / thin slab / HRC, thin slab mini-mill will include DRI, ladle furnace, thin slab caster and a lime plant
  • Japan, Nippon Steel, Aichi Prefecture, Coke ovens, 60 billion yen investment
  • Japan, Tokyo Steel, Tahara, Electric arc furnace - this facility is to be one of the largest EAFs in the world - Toyota will be a key client
  • Kazakhstan, Evraz Holdings, Kostanaiskdiesel engine plant, Bar mill, small sections, mill 350 - for production of rebars, channels, angles
  • Korea, Hyundai Steel, Dangjin, Chungnam, Coke ovens, state-of-the-art facility with 4 coke oven batteries
  • Mexico, ArcelorMittal, site not specified, EAF / CC / Bar, 1 mt EAF facility making 500kt/yr rebar, merchant bar quality and special bar quality products
  • Poland, ArcelorMittal, Katowice Works, Hot metal desulphurisation plant, investment is in two desulphurisation stations
  • Romania, ArcelorMittal, Galati Works, Blast furnace reline, BF#3 reline, cost of Euro 53m
  • Romania, Mechel, Ductil Steel, Billet caster, to increase billet production capacity by 600,000 tonnes per annum
  • Russia, Alchevsk I & S Works, HSM / CRM, HSM project [Mill 1800] will include an 800kt reversing CRM
  • Russia, Ashinsky, Ashinsky, EAF, plan for 120t EAF investment [with 2010 start-up] appears to have been delayed
  • Russia, Evraz Holdings, Novokuznetsk Metallurgical Kombinat, Plate mill, 8-50mm plate, up to 3600mm wide
  • Russia, Government of Tatarstan, Tatstal, EAF / CC / Billet, JV with Maxi-Invest. 1st stage is EAF / billet. 2nd stage will be ~1mt/yr light long products
  • Russia, Magnitogorsk I&S Works, Magnitogorsk, CRM - tandem, auto body sheet focus 0.28-3mm gauge, 850-1880mm width
  • Russia, Mechel, Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant, Slab caster, investment is for EAF shop #6 - project includes a new ladle furnace
  • Russia, Mechel, Izhstal, EAF / CC / Slab, 40 mt electric arc furnace supplied by Italian equipment producer Tenova - upgrade includes ladle furnace
  • Russia, NLMK, Novolipetsk Metallurgical Works, HDG line, gauge from 0.22 to 0.8 mm and width from 900 to 1270 mm
  • Russia, OMK, Vyksa Steel Works, Welded tube - Longitudinal, capacity increase from 290kt to 400kt casings - suppliers include Kusakabe of Japan
  • Russia, Severstal, Cherepovets, HDG, recommencement of earlier [pre-crisis] capex plan
  • Russia, Severstal, Vsevolozhsk, Steel service center, an auto industry focus is planned
  • Russia, Severstal-Gonvarri-Kaluga, Grabtsevo, Steel SSC, with auto, white goods, building industry sales focus
  • Saudi Arabia, Alfanar, Unidentified site, Seamless tube plant, with oil / gas focus
  • Saudi Arabia, Zamil Group, Zamil Pipes, Seamless tube, with full size OCTG casings up to 13 3/8 inch
  • Slovakia, Slovakia Steel Mills, Waste water treatment plant, Siemens water treatment plant for new steelworks costing €10m
  • South Africa, ArcelorMittal, Newcastle Steel, Blast furnace reline, for BF #5
  • South Africa, ArcelorMittal, Newcastle Steel, Hot metal desulphurisation station, for blast furnace #5
  • Syria, Wahib Merei Company, Tartous Works, Bar mill - rebar facility capacity expansion from 200kt to 275kt
  • Turkey, Borcelik / ArcelorMittal joint venture, Gemlik Works, Hot strip mill, slabs to be sourced from ArcelorMittal
  • Turkey, Borusan Mannesmann Boru, BMB project site, Spiral welded tube, API grade large diameter line spiral pipes for energy industry
  • Turkey, Erdemir Group, Hasancelebi, Pellet plant, Hasancelebi has 885 mt of ore reserves; Fe content >23 percent
  • Turkey, Mescier Demir Celik, Location not specified, Bar mill, producing rebar and flat bar for home and export markets
  • Turkey, POSCO, Marmara region, SSC, auto sector sales with services to include cutting, slitting and blanking of steel sheets
  • UAE, Emirates Steel Industries, Musaffah Industrial Area, DRI / EAF / CC / Bar, to incl 1.6mt DRI, 1.4mt EAF, 0.62mt bar, 0.48mt rod
  • Ukraine, DonetskStal, Makeevkoks, Coke ovens, investment is for the coke producing subsidiary Makeevkoks
  • Ukraine, Metinvest, Yenakievo, Blast furnace, BF #3. Pre-upgrade capacity was 760 kt
  • Ukraine, Unisteel, Krivoy Rog, HDG, output is planned of galvanized coils of 0.3-2.0 mm thickness; of maximum 1,250 mm width, with zinc coating 90-400 g/m2
  • Ukraine, Zaporizhstal, Zaporozhe Works, PCI, PCI plant supplied by German engineering company K�ttner
  • United Kingdom, ArcelorMittal, former Avis Steel Services site, Blanking line, for output of preciion cut blanks on Durmech High-Speed Blanking Line
  • United Kingdom, Linde Group, Corus, Oxygen Plant, 1600 tpd oxygen facility - investment includes an off-site gas supply pipeline
  • USA, ArcelorMittal / Nippon, I/N Kote facility, Indiana, HDG, Continuous galvanising line for high-grade, high-quality coated sheets
  • USA, FDS, Toledo, Ohio, Coke batteries, world class coke plant and adjacent 135MW electrical co-generation facility
  • USA, SSAB, Mobile Steelworks, Vacuum degassing, vacuum tank degassing facility for quenched and tempered steels; capex $14m
  • USA, ThyssenKrupp, Calvert Plant, Alabama, Acid regeneration, world's largest acid regeneration facility that will recycle process acids
  • Vietnam, Taiyuan Iron and Steel Group, Thai Trung Rolling, Bar mill, producing round steel bar, section steel, and deformed bar products
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