Galvanised Steel factory to develop terminal in north of Spain
The Spanish company Network Steel Resources (NSR) is going to build a rail freight terminal for its new factory in Villadangos, 22 kilometres far from Leon, a logistics hub between Madrid and Galicia.
The company estimates that the new factory and the terminal will be completed in 2020 and 2021 respectively. The factory will be able to manufacture 500,000 tonnes of galvanised steel yearly, substituting Vestas’ wind turbine plant in the same location.
The factory and terminal project have a total budget of 130 million Euros. Once the factory opens, NSR will use the station of Villadangos, traditionally used for passenger services between Galicia and Madrid until the new terminal is completed and the rail axis between the plant and the national rail network is laid.
The factory will supply galvanised steel to Spanish car factories, mainly in Galicia, Valladolid, Burgos and Palencia, where PSA Peugeot Citroen, Renault and Nissan have important assembly plants. In addition, NSR also has steel coil plants in Aranda de Duero (Burgos) and Santander, where rail freight is essential to secure their competitive logistics costs. Spain is an important galvanised steel importer up till now, the mentioned factory being expected to reverse this situation and having a granted profitability due to high activity in all car factories located in the Spanish market.