Steelmaker to invest in $97m factory
Nam Kim Steel Joint Stock Company has approved a report on the pre-feasibility study, conducted for setting up a steel sheet factory in the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu.
As per the plan, the plant will require an investment capital of VNĐ2.2 trillion (US$97 million) and have the capacity to produce 800,000 tonnes per year.
The factory will produce galvanised steel sheets, galvanised aluminium sheets, zinc-coated aluminium-coated sheets, zinc-coated sheets, steel pipes, steel boxes, sections and products from steel coil, cold-rolled steel, galvanised steel, black steel tape and galvanised steel tape.
Nam Kim Steel JSC’s board of directors (BOD) has authorised Hồ Minh Quang, chairman of the BOD, to determine a location in the southern province for the project, based on the scale of production and business activities, and to sign land lease contracts and contracts related to infrastructure investment.
In the first six months of 2017, Nam Kim Steel posted an output of 380,000 tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 7 per cent. Specifically, its output of iron and steel products went up by 21 per cent compared to the same period last year.
The firm’s turnover touched VNĐ5.5 trillion, up 38 per cent, while its after-tax profit was VNĐ350 billion, up 14 per cent year on year and accounting for 58.3 per cent of its target for the entire year. — VNS