Hyundai Steel to build $5.5 bn steel plant
Seoul, Oct 27: South Korea's Hyundai Steel Co. <004020.KS>, a unit of Hyundai Motor Group, said on Friday it would build a 5.24-trillion-won (.52 billion) steel mill as it seeks to ensure stable steel supplies for the auto business.
The country's No.2 steel maker after POSCO <005490.KS> said the mill would have a capacity of 7 million tonnes when it is completed in 2011.
It also plans to invest an additional 2.26 trillion won to expand capacity to 12 million tonnes by 2015.
Hyundai Motor <005380.KS> is South Korea's top auto maker and world no. 6 by sales volume with affiliate Kia Motors Corp.