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Capital Investment Costs - welded tube mills

Typical capex investment costs

Welded tube and pipe mill investment cost summary
ParameterValue
Average capacity290 kt
Average cost 2018US $ 120 million
Average cost per tonne capacityUS $ 385 / tonne
Sample size16 records

Capital investment cost figures compiled by Metals Consulting International, based on investments by IPSCO at the Regina Works in Canada; by Yalian Steel Pipe at Yalian in China; by the Essar Group at the Hazira Pipe Mill in India; by Samchai Steel at the Samchai Works in Thailand; by Welspun Gujarat at Little Rock in USA; and other recent modernisations. Figures shown above refer to a broad mix of pipe and tube plants including ordinary welded pipe for construction, scaffolding and furniture-building; linepipe, OCTG pipe, high pressure tube; and mechanical pipe.

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.

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