CAP Acero steel plant

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CAP Acero steel plant (Planta Siderúrgica Huachipato) is an integrated steel plant in Talcahuano, Chile.[1]


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The CAP Acero steel plant, known in Spanish as Siderúrgica Huachipato, is Chile's only integrated steel mill.[1] It is owned and operated by Compañía Siderúrgica Huachipato S.A., the steelmaking division of Grupo CAP (Compañía de Acero del Pacífico, or Pacific Steel Company), a leader in Chile's iron mining and steel making industries.[2]

CAP was founded in 1946 as a joint venture between the Chilean government agency CORFO (33%), the Caja Autónoma de Amortización de la Deuda Pública (14%), and private shareholders (53%). The company, renamed Grupo de Empresas CAP in 1981, was entirely privatized in 1987.[3] Construction of the steel plant began in early 1947, and it was officially inaugurated on November 25, 1950.[4]

Since 1950 CAP has maintained its position as Chile's leading steel producer and processor, while steadily modernizing and upgrading its infrastructure.[1] [5] The plant's blast furnace/basic oxygen furnace system is fed with iron ore from CAP's own mines.[6] The plant's continuous casting facilities and rolling mill transform the resulting steel into slabs, billets, and a variety of products destined for national and international markets, including cold- and hot-rolled steel, grinding bars, rebar, and wire rod for use in construction, mining and other industries.[7][8]

In 2013, the plant's blast furnace No. 2 was idled as part of a company-wide cost-cutting plan, but the furnace was reportedly brought back online in April 2019.[9]

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Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "QUIENES SOMOS - CAP Acero". CAP Acero. Retrieved 2020-08-05.
  2. CAP. "Operaciones: Líneas de Negocio: Siderurgia". CAP S.A. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  3. "CAP S.A." (PDF). Humphreys Clasificadora de Riesgo. April 2016.
  4. "Historia de la Compañía de Acero del Pacífico, S.A. (p. 113 & p. 121)" (PDF). Memoria Chilena.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "CAP Chile". CAP S.A. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "USGS Minerals Yearbook: Chile (page 7.4)" (PDF). USGS. 2015.
  7. "Infografia: Paso 7 Colada Continua, Paso 8 Laminación". CAP Acero. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "Memoria Anual 2019" (PDF). CAP. March 5, 2020.
  9. "Chilean steelmaker CAP restarts blast furnace after six years: sources". S&P Global Platts. April 30, 2019.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Cia Siderurgica Huachipato SA". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2020-08-05.
  11. "CAP Acero - Compañía Siderúrgica Huachipato". Facebook. Retrieved 2020-08-06.
  12. "Nuestros Productos en el Mercado". CAP Acero. Retrieved 2020-08-05.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Empresa: Historia". CAP Acero. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  14. "2020 AIST Basic Oxygen Furnace Roundup". AIST (Association for Iron & Steel Technology). Retrieved 2020-09-14.
  15. "CAP ACERO - Infografia - Paso 2: Planta de Coque". CAP Acero. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  16. "Coqueria Huachipato CAP". YouTube. Retrieved 2020-09-15.

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