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Capital Investment Costs - slab caster

Typical capex investment costs

Slab caster investment cost summary
Average capacity1400 kt
Average cost 2018US $ 154 million
Average cost per tonne capacityUS $ 110 / tonne
Sample size6 records

Capital investment cost figures compiled by Metals Consulting International, based on investments by Gerdau at Ouro Branco, Brazil; by Panzhihua Iron and Steel in China; by Amurmetal at Komsomolsk in Russia; by MMK at Magnitogorsk Iron & Steelworks in Russia; and other recent modernisations.

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 or call +44 775-149-0885. For further information about our database, see steel industry capital investment costs page.