The Plant Construction Location Factor presents a rigorous and well-structured methodology for calculating all Location Factors, and the results are presented for specific regions’ capital costs comparison.
It takes into consideration the differences in productivity, labor costs, local steel prices, equipment imports needs, freight, taxes and duties on imported and domestic materials, regional business environments and local availability of sparing equipment.
All data are taken from Intratec’s database and from international statistical organizations and the calculations are performed in a comparative manner, taking a US Gulf Coast-based plant as the reference location. The final location factor is determined by four major indexes: Business Environment, Infrastructure, Labor and Material. Taking the standard reference calculated in 1.00 based in a US Gulf Coast plant it is possible to compare locations as Germany, China, Brazil, Japan and the US itself.
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