Steel industry capital investment plans 2011.
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Steel Industry Capital Investments

Modernisation and capacity expansion projects 2011


  • Brazil, Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais, Cubatao, Pickling line, continuous pickling line with HCl acid regeneration
  • China, Anyang / Vale jv, Anyang Works, Pellet plant, capex cost RMB 625m
  • China, Baotou Steel, Inner Mongolia, Seamless tube plant, 159 mm seamless steel pipe production line
  • China, Dongbei Steel, Dalian, Liaoning, Air separation unit, production capacity of about 800 tonnes of oxygen per day
  • China, Shanghai Cibao, Cibao Processing Centre, Pickling line, other investments in annealing planned also
  • China, SinoCoking Coal / Coke Chemical Inds, Pingdingshan City, Coke ovens, facility will also generate electricity for local residential use
  • Egypt, Al-Kharafi Group, Burj Al Arab, EAF / CC / Billet, project approval from Egypt's Industrial Development Authority announced early 2009
  • Egypt, Ezz Steel, Ain Suhkna Works, DRI, Italian plant and equipment suppliers
  • India, Amba River Coke, Pen Tehsil, Coke ovens, MOU signed for a coke oven plant to supply met coke needs of Ispat Industries
  • India, Essar Group, Not disclosed, Service Centre, 4th SSC - will retail flat as well as purchased long and tube
  • India, Gangotri Iron & Steel, Bihar project, Induction furnace / Continuous caster / Bar mill, Investment of approx 350m rupees
  • India, JSW Steel, Unidentified location, Power plant, Joint venture between JSW Bengal Steel and group firm JSW Energy
  • India, Manesar Steel Processing (India) , Manesar, SSC, JV incl Metal One and others - auto sheet focus
  • India, MSP Steel & Power, Unidentified location, Power plant, power will be for sale to the merchant power market
  • India, Namco, Khapoli, Plate mill, width of 1250-2500mm thickness range of 8mm to 150mm: slab imports initially
  • India, Rajdhani Castings, Kumbra, Almoh Tehsil, Punjab, Induction furnace, to make ingots 224 tpd for TMT rolling mill. Capex Rs 164m
  • India, SAIL, Bhilai Steel Plant , BOF plant, Siemens VAI Metals Technologies to supply 3 x BOF convertors
  • India, SAIL, Gua , Pellet plant, plant will help increase iron ore availability to over 45 million tonnes by 2012
  • Iran, Khomein, Markazi, Electric arc furnace / CC / Billet, I-beam, angles and rebar production planned in later phase
  • Iran, Kish South Kaveh Steel, Kish South Kaveh Steel, EAF / CC / Billet, first phase was DRI
  • Japan, JFE Steel, West Japan Works, Blast furnace reline, after the revamp the inner volume will be 4,300 cubic metres
  • Kazakhstan, ArcelorMittal, Termitau, Casting - billet / bloom, six-strand continuous square billet caster; capacity expansion from 4 to 5 mt/year
  • Korea, Hyundai Steel, Dangjin, Chungnam, BOF / CC / +++, Greenfield integrated plant 6.5mt HRC + 1.5mt plate. Vale iron ore contract. Capex 5.84 trillion won
  • Mexico, AHMSA, Monclova Plant, Air separation unit, Build and Operate arrangement. Capacity of 1,700 tons of oxygen. [Earlier version of this plan was suspended]
  • Mexico, POSCO, Altamira, Hot dip galvanising line, Auto focus. Construction work includes adjacent distribution center
  • Mexico, Techint, Tenaris, Melt shop / Seamless tube plant, small diameter seamless pipe to 7 inches including steelmaking and finishing
  • Mexico, Tenaris, Veracruz, Seamless tube line, state-of-the-art small diameter rolling mill up to 7 inches
  • Myanmar, Hoa Sen Group, Location not disclosed, HDG / Organic coated sheet / lamination, 450kt zinc coating + 180kt color-coat plus laminating lines
  • Oman, JFE / Foulath joint venture, Site not specified, pellet plant, JFE 40% stake for $110m. Foulath is part owned by GIIC.
  • Poland, ArcelorMittal, Dabrowa Gornicza, Pulverised coal injection, PCI for blast furnace No. 2
  • Russia, Estar, Uzhnorussikiy Steel Works, EAF / CC / Heavy sections, beams, angles and channels. Supplier is SMS Group's CONCAST
  • Russia, Evraz / VSMK jv, Sibirsky Electrometallurgical Plant, EAF / CC / Bar Mill, new mill in Irkutsk region for production high quality long products
  • Russia, Evraz Holdings, Nizhny Tagil Metallurgical Kombinat, Ladle furnace, LF#4. Construction to start end-2010 or early 2011
  • Russia, Mechel, Izhstal, Bar mill, reconstruction of Mill 250
  • Russia, Mechel, Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant, Casting - billet / bloom, bloom caster #5. Investment includes vacuum degasser and ladle furnace
  • Russia, Mechel, Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant, Coke ovens, reconstruction of coke battery #6
  • Russia, Mechel, Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant, Heavy section and rail mill, Danieli to supply Universal mill for production of high-speed rail and H-beams
  • Russia, NLMK, Novolipetsk Metallurgical Works, Cold rolling mill - reversing, one-stand cold rolling reversing mill for high strength carbon steel strips
  • Russia, NLMK, Novolipetsk Metallurgical Works, Organic coating line, color coating line No. 3 for cold rolled galvanized steel
  • Russia, NLMK, Novolipetsk Metallurgical Works, Power plant, new 150-MW power plant; will make use of blast furnace off-gas
  • Russia, OMK, Vyksa Steel Works, Plate mill, plate mill for production of large diameter pipe
  • Saudi Arabia, ArcelorMittal / Bin Jarallah Group , Location not identified, Seamless tube mill, funding partially from Saudi Industrial Development Fund
  • Saudi Arabia, Sulb National Company, Site not specified, EAF / CC / Billet, EAF with continuous billet caster; scrap feedstock will be supplemented with purchased HBI
  • Saudi Arabia, Unicoil, Al Jubail, EAF / CC / Hot strip mill, EAF melt shop with DRI and slab caster feeding hot strip mill
  • South Africa, DRA, Hakhano, Coal washing plant, Build-own-operate basis 240 tonnes per hour export coal washing facility
  • Turkey, MMK Atakas jv, Atakas, CRM / HDG / painting line, 1.2 mtpy continuous pickling line, 750kt 2-stand reversing mill, 450kt hot dip galvanizing line and 200kt color coating line
  • Turkey, Ozbal Celik Boru, Mersin Tarsus Industry Zone, Welded tube plant, spiral steel pipes - diameter range of 20 cm to 3 meters [for Nabucco Project]
  • UAE, BRC Arabia, Dubai location, EAF / CC / Bar, rebar and wire rod facility; a second phase will expand capacity
  • UAE, Emirates Steel Industries, Emirates Steel, Heavy section mill and rail plant, heavy section rolling mill is a phase II development
  • Ukraine, ArcelorMittal, Krivoy Rog, Casting - billet / bloom, 150 x 150 mm billets of 9 to 12 metre length
  • Ukraine, Dneprospetsstal, Dneprospetsstal, EAF, vacuum induction furnace planned also
  • USA, Infra Metals, New Boston, Ohio, Steel SSC, Construction of steel distribution center to begin Spring 2011
  • USA, Nucor, Nucor project site, Louisiana, Blast furnace, 1st Phase of 3m ton/year pig iron project
  • USA, Olympic Steel, Mount Sterling, Steel service center, customer services to include plate burning, machining, forming and shot blasting
  • USA, Sugar Steel, Evansville, IL [Patriot Steel building], Steel SSC, conversion of old Patriot Steel building in Evansville, Indiana into a steel service center
  • USA, SunCoke, Middletown Works, Coke ovens, SunCoke investment on site next to AK Steel's Middletown Works in Ohio
  • USA, Vallourec, Youngstown site, Ohio, Seamless tube mill, includes heat treatment and threading facilities; target market is the oil and gas sector
  • Vietnam, Kobe Steel, Hoang Mai Ind Zone, Nghe An, DRI [ITmk3], first phase is 2 units x 600kt each for Yen 50bn. 2nd phase is same again
  • Vietnam, Southern Sheet Steel, Phu My Town, Tan Thanh District site, Hot strip mill, 18 month construction period; finance from HSBC Bank (Vietnam) Ltd
For further info, contact Managing Director, MCI.


More projects: see 2010 iron and steel industry investments
See also: analysis of plant and equipment suppliers

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