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Global Graphite Steel Rolls Market Size, Growth, Trends ... 
Mon 20th May 2019 05:11 GMT
The segmentation of Graphite Steel Rolls is by Product Type South Africa and Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Rest of Latin America). The report [see full report]

Iron ore blasts above $100 for the first time in years 
Mon 20th May 2019 02:52 GMT
That increase came despite tougher output restrictions being rolled out in Tangshan, China's largest steel production hub. Following several days of solid gains, the rally in Chinese rebar [see full report]

Sell Steel Authority of India, target Rs 44: Manas Jaiswal 
Mon 20th May 2019 01:00 GMT
STEEL AUTHORITY OF INDIA LTD.has informed BSE that the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company is scheduled on 30/05/2019 ,inter alia, to consider and approve Board Meeting for consideration, adoption of Standalone and Consolidated Financial Statements for the Quarter/Year ended 31.03.2019 and consider recommendation of dividend, if any, [see full report]

Evraz Rails Set Longevity Record 
Mon 20th May 2019 01:00 GMT
A Batch Of Dt350 Rails Manufactured In 2013 By Evraz Zsmk Has Posted A New National Record Of 1.5 Bln Tonne-kilometres In Gross Tonnage Moved. The Rails Are Laid In A Track At Vniizhts Testing Facility (rzds [see full report]

TMK Announces 1Q 2019 IFRS Results 
Mon 20th May 2019 00:38 GMT
PAO TMK (TMK or the Group), one of the worlds leading producers of tubular products for the oil and [see full report]

Fluence Corp inks contract for seawater desalination ... 
Sun 19th May 2019 22:52 GMT
The plant will be located at the customers steel production facility in eastern Brazil. Construction on this Custom Engineered Solution is anticipated to commence in Q2 2019 and is expected [see full report]


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STEEL WORKS CAPEX COSTS


BOF SLAB PLANT

capex cost of BOF steel plant
All cost estimates are in 2016 US dollars.
For further info visit our Capex Costs page.

Capital costs describe capex outlays for an integrated slab plant with continuous casting, typically with coke, sinter etc. Representative modernisations include:

  • CSA slab mill installations in Sepetiba, Brazil
  • CSN investment in Itaguai, Brazil
  • CVRD-Baosteel joint venture in Vitoria, Espirito Santo in Brazil
  • Sinosteel Corporation's outlay in Jharkand, India.

Average cost: $4300m
Average capacity: 4210 kt
Sample size: 12
Average cost/tonne: $1050/t


INTEGRATED HOT STRIP MILL

hot strip mill capital investment costs
All cost estimates are in 2016 US dollars.
For further info visit our Capex Costs page.

Chart describes investments in ore-based integrated steel plants with hot strip production and sometimes other additional downstream rolling capability. Typical examples include:

  • Wuhan I&S investment in Fangchengang Port in China
  • ArcelorMittal modernisation in Karnataka, India
  • Tata joint venture with VSC & Vicem for investment in Vung Ang in Vietnam.

Average cost: $7560m
Average capacity: 6660 kt
Sample size: 16
Average cost/tonne: $1200/t




EMPLOYMENT BENCHMARKS


steel plant employment benchmarks

Chart above shows current employment levels at 114 different firms around the world - companies that make flat, long and/or tubular carbon steel products. An average firm with a production potential of ~3 mt steel/year typically thus has ~4000 employees. If your company employs more than this, please call us - our technical experts can assist with steel plant productivity improvement.

To discuss the interpretation of this chart and/or further information (including employment benchmarks for specialty steel output) please email us at the address shown at the foot of the page.




INDUSTRY SUPPLY & DEMAND FORECASTS FOR YEAR 2020

Table below shows global crude steel output volumes and capacity figures - as assessed by World Steel Association and by the OECD to 2020 - and resulting calculation of steelmaking capacity utilisation. The overall picture for 2020 as compared to 2019 is that of a very small increase in global capacity utilisation at crude steel level, from 79.7% to 79.8%.


Year
Production
million t
Capacity
million t
Capacity
Utilisation
2012
1560
2100
74.3%
2013
1650
2271
72.7%
2014
1670
2316
72.1%
2015
1620
2334
69.4%
2016
1627
2281
71.3%
2017
1689
2245
75.2%
2018
1819
2291
79.4%
2019
1838
2306
79.7%
2020
1852
2322
79.8%
Source: MCI analysis. Table last updated 26-Apr-19.



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