Steel industry capital investment projects 2017.
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Steel Industry Capital Investments

Modernisation and capacity expansion projects 2017


  • Ecuador, Adelca, Adelca Works, EAF / CC / Bar, New state-of-the-art plant located in Canton de San Francisco de Milagro in Guayas Province
  • Germany, Salzgitter, Salzgitter Flachstahl, Vacuum degassing, Euro 80m for Ruhrstahl-Heraeus plant for vacuum treatment crude steel
  • India, JSW Steel, Tarapur, Tin plate line(s), JSW Steel Coated Products tin plate mill at Tarapur
  • India, JSW Steel, Dolvi, Coke ovens, Project undertaken with Dolvi Coke Projects Ltd (DVCL)
  • India, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, Coke ovens, COB-5 to be built by existing batteries
  • Mexico, Grupo Simec, Apizaco, EAF / CC / sbq bar. The facility will be located close to Simec's existing 400,000t/y SBQ plant
  • Nigeria, Jiangsu Yulong Steel Pipe Company , Welded tube, plant will be located in Lekki Free Zone, Lagos
  • Russia, Investitsionno-Stroitelniye Tekhnologii, EAF / CC / Bar, funding possibly not finalised as at early 2017
  • Russia, NLMK, Novolipetsk Metallurgical Works, PCI, PCI for BF#6 [capacity 3.1mt] + BF#7 [4.3mt]
  • Russia, Severstal, Cherepovets, Ladle furnace. Completion of the furnace is scheduled for the end of 2017
  • Saudi Arabia, Gulf Tubing Co, Ras Al Khair plant, EAF / Seamless. Intended as a high-end seamless tube plant. Financing part agreed early 2015
  • Slovenia, Slovenian Steel Group, Acroni, AOD. New AOD to increase plant capacity for production of stainless and special steels
  • South Africa, Industrial Development Corporation / Hebei jv, BOF / CC / +++. Integrated steel plant for flat + long. Iron ore from Phalaborwa
  • Thailand, Kobelco Millcon Steel Co, KMS Works, Rod mill, revamp of former special steel wire rod business of Thai Special Steel Industry Public Co
  • Turkey, Erdemir Group, Erdemir, HDG, 2nd galvanizing line at cold rolling facility in Eregli plant
  • UAE, Dubai Investmen Industries / Bildco jv, Mussaffah Steel Plant, Bar mill, to be located in Mussaffah Industrial City of Abu Dhabi III
  • USA, Nuco Steel Bar Technologies, Valparaiso Works, Cold drawing plant. Advanced cold drawing bar mill to be built at greenfield site in Airport Industrial Park
  • USA, OCT Pipe, Norfolk, Seamless tube. Raw material will be from Nucor. Manufacturing facility will be one million square feet
  • USA, Steel Dynamics, Columbus, Organic coating line. Plant to be operational during Q1 2017 based on 18m project time period
  • USA, Tianjin Pipe Corporation, Corpus Christi, Seamless tube. Rolling mill will utilise a hearth rotary furnace on a 253 acre site east of Gregory, Texas
  • USA, US Steel, Fairfield Plant, EAF. This EAF will apparently replace an existing integrated steelmaking plant
  • Zimbabwe, Essar Group, Chivhu location, Beneficiation plant. This project is part of a revival plan of Ziscosteel [as New Zimbabwe Steel] by the Essar Group.
For further info, contact Managing Director, MCI.


More projects: see 2016 iron and steel industry investments
See also: analysis of plant and equipment suppliers

Top locations: See Top 5 capital investment locations 2001-2015


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