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Seamless tube plant to be located in Gladstone

BOULDER Steel will be locating its expanded seamless tube plant in Gladstone, Queensland.
Dubbed the “Australian Project”, the facility was initially slated to be located at Ipswitch. Following a widening of the scope of the project, a new location was needed.
According to the metal working company, the new site is close to the port, gas, power and rail infrastructures.
The project was expanded after planners added a pig iron plant to the projected facility. This plant would ensure the quality of the steel to be produced and reduce production costs.
The seamless tube plant will produce 400,000 tonnes of seamless tubes per year, and will take advantage of the growing global market and the lack of competition in Australia. Construction will start in 2008, and full capacity is expected by 2011.