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Capital investment costs for plant & equipment in iron & steelmaking

capex report

This report identifies current capital investment costs for iron and steelmaking plant, and outlines the per tonne investment costs and typical capacities for each main process step in iron and steelmaking. The publication includes a discussion of reasons for capital cost variability; and contains an outline of recent investment geography.


The report also has a commentary on contractual issues [regional differences], on the employment impact of investment and on facility design trends. Published in December 2010, this is a 104 page report that will be of interest to steel plant owners, investors, managers and corporate strategic planning departments. For further information, please see the contents list or the exhibits pages.

The authors' capital cost graphs include ~30 capex cost vs capacity charts for sinter, coke, DRI, blast furnaces, BOF plants, EAFs, induction furnaces, slab casting, billet and bloom casting, plate, hot rolled coil, cold rolled coil, hot dip galvanised sheet, tin plate, organic coated sheet, heavy sections, steel bar, wire rod, drawn wire, welded tube, seamless tube, pellets, washed coal, lime, PCI, air separation, power plant etc. For sample analyses see examples.

The cost of the report is USD $2500 or GBP £1800 per copy.

For reference, the report was based on MCI's steel sector capex cost database. This database now comprises over 1000 iron and steel sector investment records. For further info, see executive summary.

For further illustrative information on selected capex costs, see steel plant capex costs.


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