ArcelorMittal Tubarão steel plant

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ArcelorMittal Tubarão steel plant (Usina Siderúrgica de Tubarão) is an integrated steel plant in Serra, Espirito Santo, Brazil.[1]


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ArcelorMittal Tubarão steel plant is a division of the ArcelorMittal group, originally founded in June 1976 as the state-owned company Companhia Siderúrgica de Tubarão (CST). Its steel-making activities started in November 1983.[1]

The current company is the result of the privatization of CST in 1992, which in October 2005 was purchased by Arcelor - together with Companhia Siderúrgica Belgo-Mineira and Vega do Sul S.A. - to create the Arcelor Brasil group. In June 2006, the parent company was renamed ArcelorMittal after a merger with Mittal Steel. ArcelorMittal is currently the world's largest steel producer.[1]

ArcelorMittal Tubarão manufactures semi-finished steel - hot rolled plates and coils - with a production capacity of 7.5 million tons per year. Located in the municipality of Serra, in the region of Grande Vitória in Espírito Santo state, the steel plant encompasses a total area of ​​13.5 million m², with a built-up area of 7 million m². ArcelorMittal Tubarão has a port complex that includes the Praia Mole Steel Products Terminal, just 8 kilometers from the industrial plant. Additional transport facilities serving the plant include the Vitória-Minas / Centro-Atlântica Railway network and Brazilian national highways BR-101 and BR-262. This infrastructure facilitates the receipt of raw materials and inputs - mainly iron ore and mineral coal.[1]

ArcelorMittal Tubarão supplies flat steel to markets in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. The company was the first integrated steel producer in the world to develop and register with the UN a project for the generation of Carbon Credits reducing CO2 emissions, through the reuse of gases from its process for the generation of electric energy. The plant has been energy self-sufficient since 1997.[1]

ArcelorMittal Tubarão completed relining of its blast furnace #2 in December 2019. The blast furnace remained temporarily idled due to market conditions.[2]

Plant Details

  • Private/State ownership: Private
  • Parent company: ArcelorMittal[1]
  • Owner: ArcelorMittal Tubarão[1]
  • Other language plant name: Usina Siderúrgica de Tubarão (Portuguese)
  • Location: Avenida Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes, nº 526 - Bairro Polo Industrial Tubarão, Serra, Espirito Santo, Brazil[3]
  • GPS Coordinates: -20.253447, -40.242298 (exact)
  • Plant status: Operating[1]
  • Start year: 1983 (age 36–37)[4]
  • Production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):
    • Crude steel: 7500 (BOF/BF)[5]
  • Production (thousand tonnes per annum):
    • Crude steel: 6268 (BOF/BF, 2019)[6]
  • Steel product category: flat[2]
  • Steel products: flat steel, slabs, hot rolled coils[3]
  • Steel sector end users: automotive, home appliances, shipbuilding, pipes, construction, agricultural[3]
  • Steelmaking process: integrated[2]
  • Primary steel production equipment: coke ovens (# unknown), sinter plant, BF (# unknown), BOF (# unknown)[2]
  • Power source: Generates approximate 115% of energy required for steelmaking using gases from production process[3]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "ArcelorMittal Tubarão". Wikipédia. Retrieved 2020-07-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "2019 Factbook" (PDF). ArcelorMittal. 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Unidade Tubarão | ArcelorMittal". ArcelorMittal Brasil. Retrieved 2020-07-18.
  4. "Maintaining our position as a trusted community brand | ArcelorMittal". ArcelorMittal. Retrieved 2020-07-18.
  5. "USGS Minerals Yearbook: Brazil" (PDF). USGS. 2015.
  6. "Pocket Yearbook 2020: A Siderurgia em Números" (PDF). Instituto Aço Brasil. 2020.

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