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Steel Industry Capital Investments.

Modernisation and capacity expansion projects 2012

  • Belarus, Byelorussian Steel Works, BMZ Steel Works, HSM, uncertain as at mid-2012 if BMZ has found a foreign investor to implement this project
  • Brazil, Siderurgica Tres Lagoas, Tres Lagoas site, Light long, project of Brazilian steelmaker Votorantim [who will supply billet]. 2nd phase will be an extra 250kt rebar
  • Brazil, ArcelorMittal, Monlevade, Minas Gerais, Blast furnace. This is ArcelorMittal Monlevade's second blast furnace in Minas Gerais state
  • China, Xilin Steel Group, Yichun, Heilongjiang Province, Air separation unit, 1200-tonnes-per-day Air Separation Unit
  • China, Xinpu Steel, Beimeng Steel Works, Light long. Company is also known as Anyang Xinpu - output planned of rebar and round bar
  • China, XinXing Pipe, Hubei site, Iron ore preparation. Iron ore from Exi mine is located in Enshi
  • China, Baosteel Group, Zhanjiang project, Integrated steel plant, Zhanjiyang project in Guangdong Province
  • China, Gerui Advanced Materials Group, Gerui Works, Cold rolling. Increase in wide cold rolled strip capacity from 200kt to 500kt
  • China, Jinyong New Materials Technology, Dongfeng Lake Iron and Steel Deep Processing Industrial Park, Cold rolling complex. Output planned of full hard cold rolled coil, galvalume steel coil and tin-coated steel sheet
  • China, Anshan, Angang Cold Rolling Sheet (Putian) Co, Cold rolling complex, 700kt CRC plus 300kt HDG
  • China, Jiecheng Galvanised Rolling Plate, Not identified, Coating, 2 x hot dip Al-Zn-Si alloy coated steel strip production lines, each 280kt
  • China, Shunde Posco Coated Steel Co, Xingtan Works, Guangdong Province, Coating, auto focus. The works today produces electrical steels only.
  • China, Zhashui Tongxing, Zhashui Works, Plate mill. China's Ministry of Land and Resources has approved allocation of land
  • China, Ganghong Stainless Steel Co, Wuping County, Longyan City, Fujian Province, SSC, stainless steel processing center
  • China, Pingxiang Steel, Not identified, SSC, SSC focus on steel product sales and export / import trade
  • China, Shanghai Houguang, Zhongning Steel Logistics Park, SSC, multi-function SSC will integrate production, processing, storage, logistics, trading, finance
  • China, Rizhao Steel, Mazhou, Welded tube, Jinghua welded pipe project - 7 production lines - production of high frequency welded tube
  • China, Kobe / Shinsho / Osaka Seiko / Meihoku, Kobe Special Steel Wire Products, Steel wire, two wire drawing machines to increase monthly wire drawing capacity by 1250 t/m
  • Colombia, Votorantim / Acesco jv, Not specified, Integrated steel plant, integrated flat product steelworks - uncertainty whether to use imported or local ore
  • Egypt, Ezz Steel, Suez Free Zone Works, Continuous casting - billet, simultaneous construction of new DRI plant envisaged also
  • Germany, Tata Steel, Gelsenkirchen service center, Steel processing. This is a second slitting line to process coil in thicknesses of 0.4-4.0 mm and in widths up to 1,650 mm
  • Germany, ThyssenKrupp, ThyssenKrupp Nirosta, Steel processing, skin pass mill for stainless cold rolling facility
  • India, Tata Steel, Jamshedpur, Air separation unit. Linde is the supplier
  • India, International Mineral Trading Company, Barbil, Iron ore preparation. IMT has pelletisation plant at Barbil in Keonjhar district. Beneficiation plant to be located alongside this
  • India, NSL Mining, Veerayapalli, Iron ore preparation, iron ore beneficiation plant investment is ~Rs 110 million
  • India, Rashmi Metaliks, Nayagarh, Iron ore preparation, to be set up by Kolkata based Rashmi Metaliks at Nayagarh in Keonjhar district
  • India, Sundaram Ferrotech, Biswasdih, Giridh, Blast furnace, mini blast furnace with pig iron capacity of just 33kt
  • India, JSW Steel, Bengal project site, Integrated steel plant. Bengal project is simultaneous with a 2 mt/yr expansion in Vijaynagar
  • India, SAIL, Rourkela and Burnpur, Coke ovens, 0.77mt at Rourkela and 0.88mt at Burnpur
  • India, Vaishnavi Ferro Tech, Gram Rauta, Marar, Steelmaking, 9 tph induction furnace to produce 22.5 kt/year ingots
  • India, Pro Minerals Pvt Ltd, Barbil Tehsil, Pellet plant. Plant will require land of 3.9 acres. Local iron ore
  • India, Seven Star Steel, Jharsuguda Works, Power plant, 12MW waste heat recovery power plant contract awarded
  • India, Visa Steel, Sinter plant. Also planning to add a lime kiln. Sinter plant capex ~Rs 100 crore
  • India, Bhushan Steel, Khalapur Works, Welded tube, Large diameter ERW pipes, API pipes and structural pipes
  • Iran, Government of Iran, Savadkooh Coke Plant, Coal washing plant. Construction schedule to follow that of adjacent coke plant
  • Iran, Government of Iran, Savadkooh Coke Plant, Coke ovens, 30 month construction schedule starting mid-2009
  • Iran, Iasco, Iran Alloy Steel Co, Steelmaking / Billet, minimill with 100t EAF 100t LF & 5-strand cc for 130-180mm billet
  • Iran, Mobarakeh Steel Company, Mobarakeh Steel, Power plant, MAPNA contract for two power plants each 500MW
  • Japan, Kobe Steel, Kobe Works, Desulphurisation, New desiliconisation and desulfurisation equipment
  • Kazakhstan, ArcelorMittal, Termitau, Air separation unit, supply and installation will be by Germany's Linde Group
  • Kazakhstan, Evraz Holdings / Caspian Group jv, Evraz Caspian Stal, Light long. Light section mill investment
  • Kazakhstan, ArcelorMittal, Temirtau Works, Blast furnace, refers to commissioning of blast furnace #2
  • Korea, Dongkuk Steel, Incheon Works, Light long, output planned of high-tensile rebar (SD800) and vibration-resistant rebar (KS D3688) to 57 mm diameter
  • Malaysia, Masteel, Bukit Raja Works, Light long. The new facility will be adjacent to the Bukit Raja billet plant
  • Mexico, Nippon Steel / Ternium jv, Coating. State-of-the-art JV for high-quality galvanized and galvannealed steel sheets
  • Romania, ArcelorMittal, Hunedoara, Light long. New rebar mill. Expansion of site capacity is from ~385kt to 700kt
  • Russia, Severstal, Cherepovets, Air separation unit, 2000 tonnes per day of gaseous oxygen
  • Russia, Ural Mining & Metallurgical Company, UMMC complex, Iron ore preparation. New facility will process 1.5mt ore / year
  • Russia, Magnitogorsk I&S Works, Magnitogorsk I&S Works, Cold rolling, cold rolling and galvanising complex
  • Russia, NLMK, Novolipetsk Metallurgical Works, Desulphurisation, two-station desulphurisation unit with total capacity of 5.8 mt/year
  • Russia, Evraz Holdings, Novokuznetsk Metallurgical Kombinat, H/S and rail, 25-metre and 100-metre rails incl high speed rails
  • Russia, Severstal, Cherepovets, Coating, second OCS line - ramp up planned of just four months
  • Russia, MMK / Kamaz jv, Naberezhniye Chelny, SSC, metal service center for carmakers processing steel HRC
  • Russia, NLMK, Novolipetsk Metallurgical Works, Vacuum degassing, RH vacuum degasser
  • Russia, Evraz Holdings, Novokuznetsk Metallurgical Kombinat, WWTP, go-ahead and timing for WWTP investment are tentative
  • Saudi Arabia, Al Rajhi Steel Industries, Al Rajhi Steel, Light long, capacity expansion from 0.8mt to 1.8mt rebar
  • Saudi Arabia, Global Pipe Company, Not specified, Welded tube, 200kt longitudinal submerged arc welded pipe to 60" diameter, for use in oil and gas projects
  • Turkey, Izmir, Izmir Demir Celik Sanayi AS, Light long, Medium section mill to diversify product range
  • Turkey, Kardemir I&S, Kardemir Works, Continuous casting - billet, Continuous steel billet and bloom plant; contract with SMS Group
  • Turkey, Kardemir I&S, Kardemir Works, Power plant, contract with China Shanghai Corp for Foreign Economic & Technology Cooperation (SFECO)
  • Ukraine, Industrial Union Donbass, Dzerzhinski Iron & Steel, Ladle furnace, installation of ladle furnace #2. Commissioning scheduled end-2011 or early 2012
  • United Kingdom, Van Dalen, Sheffield location, Scrap preparation, ferrous and non-ferrous shredder facility for Sheffield location
  • United Kingdom, Tata Steel, Lackenby, SSC, Construction focus - sales of Teesside beams, Scunthorpe sections, Corby tubes
  • USA, Lee Steel, West Michigan site, Steel processing, expansion downstream from slitting - with new laser multi-blanking line
  • USA, Steel Development Corp / Anshan, Amory, MI, Steelmaking / Bar, hotly contested Chinese-backed investment [on grounds of security risk; technology access] opposed by AISI - investment plan subsequently shelved
  • USA, ArcelorMittal, Steelton Works, Reheat furnace, new walking-beam reheat furnace with advanced energy & environmental technology
  • USA, Gerdau Ameristeel, Calvert City, KY, Reheat furnace, natural gas powered billet reheat furnace for rod mill
  • USA, TT&E, Raleigh, North Carolina, Scrap preparation, brand new Metso Texas TS 69-90 - shreds at 30-50 tons / hour
  • USA, Rolled Steel Products, Los Angeles, Steel processing, Herr-Voss Stamco slitting line incorporates a 32 foot looping pit
  • Venezuela, Siderurgica Nacional, Ciudad Piar location, Steelmaking / HSM, new State-owned EAF mill will make slab and HRC. Andrade Gutierrez is building the plant
  • Vietnam, Tata Steel / VSC / Vicem jv, Vung Ang Economic Zone site, Ha Tinh, Integrated steel plant, to be established in 3 phases over a 10 year period
  • Vietnam, POSCO, Hong Bang, Cold rolling, location is industrial complex near Ho Chi Minh City

See also: analysis of plant and equipment suppliers

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