Steel industry capital investment projects 2014.
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Steel Industry Capital Investments

Modernisation and capacity expansion projects 2014


  • Algeria, Tosyali Holdings, Oran Works, Steelmaking / Bar, Feedstock of purchased DRI, scrap and pig iron for EAF. Investment $750m incl working capital
  • Brazil, ArcelorMittal, Vega do Sul, Coating, Project is awaiting clearance
  • Brazil, CSN, Congonhas, Pellet plant, Stage II investment via Nacional Minerios SA, CSN mining unit
  • Brazil, Vale, Anchieta site, Espirito Santo, Steelmaking / Slab, Export slab plant - Espirito Santo State
  • Brazil, Vale / POSCO / Donkguk jv, CSP Steel Mill site, Pecem, Steelmaking / Slab, Export slab plant initially - 6mt at later stage
  • China, Valin ArcelorMittal Automotive Steel Co , Loudi Works, Cold rolling complex, JV of ArcelorMittal and Hunan Valin Iron & Steel Co for high-strength automotive steels
  • Finland, Outokumpu, Special Products Division, Plate mill, Stainless Quarto plate 30% capacity expansion
  • Ghana, United Steel Company, Tema Steel Works, Steelmaking / Bar, This is United's 2nd rebar works in Ghana. New plant will make TMT quality rebar
  • India, Brahmani Industries, Bellary, Integrated steel plant, Feasibility study. Capex Rs 36,000 crore including captive power plant.
  • India, JSW Steel, Toranagallu , Cold rolling, For hi strength steel incl galv and galvanneal to 1,870mm
  • India, Prakash Industries, Unidentified, Power plant, 625MW power plant. 2 phase investment started end 2010
  • India, RINL, Visag Steel, Seamless tube, Visag is in jv discussions with BHEL and ONGC. Capex Rs 2250 crore
  • India, SAIL, Durgapur, Ladle furnace, 125 tonnes ladle furnace of one mtpa capacity installed at a cost of Rs 53 crore
  • India, Southern Ispat, Chattarpur, Pellet plant, Estimated investment of INR 300 crore. Start operations by April 2014
  • India, Tata Steel, Kalinganagar Industrial Complex, Air separation unit, 2 new ASUs, each 1,200 tons per day (tpd)
  • India, VISA SunCoke Limited, Kalinganagar, Coke ovens, Sun Coke Energy / Visa Steel 49:51 jv incl heat recovery + steam generation
  • Indonesia, Krakatau Steel, Cilegon, Blast furnace, Blast furnace complex to be located on 60 hectare plot
  • Indonesia, Krakatau Steel, Not disclosed, HSM, Land purchase expected. New HSM will increase HRC capacity from ~2.4 to 3.6mt/year
  • Kazakhstan, ENRC, Sokolov-Sarbai Works, DRI, 1.8m tpy merchant HBI facility. Project started in 2008 but suspended due to financial crisis
  • Mongolia, Red Hill Energy, Ulaan Ovoo project site, Coal washing plant, Assessments are from (public) pre-feasibility study
  • Russia, NLMK, Novolipetsk Metallurgical Works, PCI, PCI for BF#4 [capacity 1.8mt] + BF#5 [2.6mt] total cost Rouble 3.76bn
  • Russia, NLMK, Stoilensky Works, Pellet plant, Pellet plant and infrastructure for production of high-grade >65% Fe pellets
  • Russia, TMK, Seversky Tube Works, Seamless tube, Pipe diameter 168-339 mm, wall thickness 6.4-40.0 mm
  • Russia, Unitrade-Contract, Tsimlyansky, Steelmaking / Bar, Induction furnace with continuous casting and bar mill
  • Russia, Vyksa Steel Works, Vyksa Steel Works, Coating, External anticorrosion coating for large diameter pipes
  • Slovenia, Slovenian Steel Group, Metal Ravne, Vacuum degassing, New vacuum station (VD/VOD) in the steel plant secondary metallurgical centre
  • Ukraine, Metinvest, Yenakievo Iron & Steel Works, PCI, PCI for BF's 1, 3 & 5 operating at 180 kg injected coal / tonne hot metal
  • USA, California Steel, California Steel Industries, Welded tube, High-strength ERW pipe, up to 24 inches in diameter and up to 80 feet in length
  • Venezuela, Sidor, Puerto Ordaz plant, Continuous casting - billet, Billets for rebar and wire rod
  • Vietnam, POSCO, Posco SS Vina Steel Factory, Steelmaking / Bar, New steel mill in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province. Site area of ~49 hectares
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