Aperam Timóteo steel plant

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Aperam Timóteo steel plant (Usina siderúrgica Aperam Timoteo (Portuguese)), also known as Aperam South America Steelworks and Acesita (predecessor), is a 900 thousand tonnes per annum (TTPA) blast furnace (BF), basic oxygen furnace (BOF) and electric arc furnace (EAF) steel plant operating in Timóteo, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Location

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  • Location: Praça 1º de Maio, 9, Centro – Timóteo, Minas Gerais, CEP 35180-018, Brazil[1]
  • Coordinates (WGS 84): -19.531272, -42.639979 (exact)

Background

Aperam South America is the biggest Brazilian manufacturer of specialty steels. Headquartered in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, the company is a supplier of stainless, silicon and special carbon steels. Aperam South America's steel market share in Brazil is estimated to be 90%, and it is the only stainless steel maker in Latin America. The company's main plant, at Timóteo in Minas Gerais, has an installed production capacity of 900,000 tons of steel per year. The company also mines iron ore.[2]

Aperam South America, originally known as Acesita, was founded on October 31, 1944. Among its cofounders was Percival Farquhar.[2]

Acesita entered the stainless steel business in the late 1970s, with the Timóteo steel plant completing its first pig iron production run in 1979.[3] The company was privatised by the Brazilian government in 1992. The French steel maker Usinor, now part of ArcelorMittal, took a controlling stake in Acesita 1998. In 2007, ArcelorMittal announced the rebranding of Acesita to ArcelorMittal Inox Brasil.[2]

The company's stock is traded on Bovespa, where it is part of the Ibovespa index. However, ArcelorMittal announced it would buy out all public stock of ArcelorMittal Inox Brasil, and make it a wholly owned subsidiary.[2] In January 2011, the company became part of Luxembourg-based Aperam S.A., changing its name to Aperam South America.[2]



Plant Details

Table 1: General Plant Details

Plant status Start date Workforce size Coal source
operating[1] 1949[4][5] 3193[6] Use charcoal (biomass) from cultivated eucalyptus forests produced by Aperam BioGenergia as a substitute for coke.[7]

Table 2: Ownership and Parent Company Information

Parent company Parent company PermID Owner Owner company PermID
Aperam SA [100%][8] 5001428593 [100%] Aperam Inox America do Sul SA[9][10] 4295859711

Table 3: Process and Products

Steel product category Steel products Steel sector end users ISO 14001 Main production equipment Detailed production equipment
finished rolled[11] slabs, stainless steel, grain-oriented electrical steel, non-grain-oriented electrical steel, special carbon steels[12][13] automotive; building and infrastructure; energy; steel packaging; tools and machinery; transport[12][14] 2021[15] blast furnace (BF), basic oxygen furnace (BOF) and electric arc furnace (EAF)[16][17][13][18][19][20] 2 EAF (EAF #2: Danieli (2002), EAF #3 - Demag (1959 startup /2002 revamp)), 1 BOF[16][21][22][18][19]

Table 4: Crude Steel Production Capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):

Basic oxygen furnace steelmaking capacity Electric arc furnace steelmaking capacity Nominal crude steel capacity (total)
450 TTPA[19][17][20] 450 TTPA[18][16][13] 900 TTPA[23][13][12][24][25]

Table 5: Crude Iron Production Capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):

Blast furnace capacity Nominal iron capacity (total)
701 TTPA[26][27][25] 701 TTPA

Table 6: Actual Crude Steel Production by Year (thousand tonnes per annum):

Year BOF Production EAF Production OHF Production Total (all routes)
2020 348 TTPA[28] 348 TTPA[28] 696 TTPA[28]
2021 377 TTPA[17] 377 TTPA[17] 754 TTPA[17]

Table 7: Actual Crude Iron Production by Year (thousand tonnes per annum):

Year BF Production DRI Production Total (all routes)
2020 479 TTPA[29] 479 TTPA[29]
2021 508 TTPA[30] 508 TTPA[30]


Blast Furnace Details

Table 8: Blast Furnace Details:

Unit name Status Start date Furnace manufacturer and model Current size Current capacity
1 operating[20] 1949[20] 294 m³[31] 237 TTPA[27][25]
2 operating[20] April 1979[20] Hoogovens[26] 631 m³[26][31] 464 TTPA[26]

Articles and Resources

References

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Additional data

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