ArcelorMittal Juiz de Fora steel plant

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ArcelorMittal Juiz de Fora steel plant (ArcelorMittal Aços Longos (Juiz de Fora)), also known as Usina siderúrgica Mendes Júnior, is a blast furnace-electric arc furnace (BF-EAF) steel plant in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.[1] The plant operates two blast furnaces (BF) and one electric arc furnace (EAF).[2]

Location

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Background

Construction of the Mendes Júnior steel plant in Juiz de Fora began in 1980, with commercial operations starting in 1984. The plant was originally developed by the Brazilian engineering and construction company Grupo Mendes Júnior, and subsequently operated by the Belgian-Brazilian steelmaker Companhia Siderúrgica Belgo-Mineira under a lease agreement signed in 1995.[3] Between 2001 and 2006, the plant was incorporated into the multinational ArcelorMittal steel company.

The Juiz de Fora plant operates as part of ArcelorMittal Brasil's Aços Longos (long steel) division, together with the ArcelorMittal Monlevade steel plant and the ArcelorMittal Piracicaba steel plant.[4] The plant employs two blast furnaces for pig iron production[3], along with an electric arc furnace, using scrap metal and pig iron as the primary inputs.[5][2] It supplies bars and wire rods for civil construction, agribusiness, and other industrial clients.[6]

Expansion plans

ArcelorMittal has proposed a 200 ttpa expansion of the melt shop in the Juiz de Fora plant, but the project remained on hold as of 2021.[1][7]

Plant Details

  • 2020 Production (thousand tonnes per annum):
    • Crude steel: 904 (EAF)[1]
    • Crude iron: 352 (pig iron/hot metal)[13]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "Fact Book 2020" (PDF). ArcelorMittal. May 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Siderurgia no Brasil 2010-2025 (p. 58)". CGEE (Centro de Gestão e Estudos Estratégicos). November 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Suzana Quinet de Andrade Bastos, Lourival Batista de Oliveira Júnior, Rogério Silva de Mattos (2008). "IMPLANTAÇÃO DA SIDERÚRGICA MENDES JÚNIOR EM JUIZ DE FORA (MG), p. 20" (PDF).CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Pocket Yearbook 2021: A Siderurgia em Números" (PDF). Instituto Aço Brasil. June 2021.
  5. "BNamericas - Belgo's Juiz de Fora plant cuts June output". BNamericas. June 16, 2003.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Quem somos | ArcelorMittal". ArcelorMittal Brasil. Retrieved 2020-07-31.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Guerra, Jose (2019-08-22). "ArcelorMittal Brazil extends Tubarao's furnace idleness". S&P Global.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "Unidades | ArcelorMittal". ArcelorMittal Brasil (in português). Retrieved 2020-07-31.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Conheça as unidades que construíram os 100 anos de história da ArcelorMittal Aços Longos no Brasil". ArcelorMittal. Retrieved 2022-02-07.
  10. "JF 165 anos - A essência da cidade em transformação". Câmara Municipal de Juiz de Fora. Retrieved 2020-07-31.
  11. "MODELAGEM SETORIAL DE OPÇÕES DE BAIXO CARBONO PARA O SETOR DE FERRO-GUSA E AÇO (pp 41, 45)" (PDF). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações, ONU Meio Ambiente. 2017.
  12. "Siderurgia: Perspectivas do Investimento 2010-2013 (p 85)" (PDF). BNDES. 2010.
  13. "Anuário Estatístico 2021" (PDF). Instituto Aço Brasil. July 2021.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "ArcelorMittal no Brasil: Apresentação Institucional 2021". ArcelorMittal. 2021.
  15. "ArcelorMittal e Sindicato dos Metalúrgicos de Juiz de Fora fazem acordo de mais de R$ 65 milhões". G1. July 31, 2019.
  16. "Video Alto Forno JF". YouTube. September 29, 2015.

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