Iron and steel sector capex costs - heavy section and rail mill.
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Capital Investment Costs - heavy section and rail mill

Typical capex investment costs

Heavy section and rail mill investment cost summary
ParameterValue
Average capacity920 kt
Average cost 2018US $ 485 million
Average cost per tonne capacityUS $ 515 / tonne
Sample size6 records

Capital investment cost figures compiled by Metals Consulting International, based on investments by ArcelorMittal at Contrecoeur Works in Canada; by Hebei Jinxi at Qianxi Works in China; by Evraz at Novokuznetsk works in Russia; by Steel Dynamics Inc at Columbia City in USA; and other recent modernisations. Figures shown above refer to heavy section and rail mills producing H-beams, I-beams and girders, and standard 12m-18m rail.

MCI capital cost database holds capex cost data for following production units and processes. Front end: sinter, coke making, DRI, blast furnaces, BOF, EAF, induction furnaces, continuous casting. Flat: plate, hot rolled coil, cold rolled coil, hot dip galvanised sheet, tinplate, organic coated sheet. Long: heavy sections, rail, steel bar, rod, wire. Also welded pipe, seamless tube. Also pellet plant, coal washing plant, lime plant, PCI, pig iron desulphurization. Dbase also includes BF relines, ladle furnaces, vacuum degassing, air separation units, power plants, slitting lines, pickling plant, waste water treatment plant, acid regeneration plants.

Further detail is available for purchase from MCI. This includes cost versus capacity charts priced at $100 each and individual capex cost records priced at $20 each. For enquiries please contact support@steelonthenet.com or call +44 775-149-0885. For further information about our database, see steel industry capital investment costs page.