CAP Acero Huachipato steel plant

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CAP Acero Huachipato steel plant (Planta Siderúrgica Huachipato) is a blast furnace-basic oxygen furnace (BF-BOF) steel plant in Huachipato, Talcahuano, Chile.[1] CAP Acero operates two blast furnaces (BF) and two basic oxygen furnaces (BOF).[2]

Location

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Background

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.[3]

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.[4] Construction of the steel plant began in early 1947, and it was officially inaugurated on November 25, 1950.[5]

Since 1950 CAP has maintained its position as Chile's leading steel producer and processor, while steadily modernizing and upgrading its infrastructure.[1] [6] The plant's blast furnace/basic oxygen furnace system is fed with iron ore from CAP's own mines. 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][2]

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.[8]

Plant Details

  • Production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):
    • Crude steel: 1450 (BF-BOF)[2]
    • Crude iron: 730 (pig iron/hot metal)[11]
    • Coking plant: 500[2]
  • 2020 Production (thousand tonnes per annum):
    • Crude steel: 801 (BF-BOF)[2]
    • Crude iron: 664 (pig iron/hot metal)[2]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "QUIENES SOMOS - CAP Acero". CAP Acero. Retrieved 2022-02-09.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 "Memoria Anual 2020" (PDF). CAP. March 30, 2021.
  3. CAP. "Operaciones: Líneas de Negocio: Siderurgia". CAP S.A. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  4. "CAP S.A." (PDF). Humphreys Clasificadora de Riesgo. April 2016.
  5. "Historia de la Compañía de Acero del Pacífico, S.A. (p. 113 & p. 121)" (PDF). Memoria Chilena.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "CAP Chile". CAP S.A. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  7. "Infografia: Paso 7 Colada Continua, Paso 8 Laminación". CAP Acero. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  8. "Chilean steelmaker CAP restarts blast furnace after six years: sources". S&P Global Platts. April 30, 2019.
  9. "CAP Acero - Compañía Siderúrgica Huachipato". Facebook. Retrieved 2020-08-06.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Empresa: Historia". CAP Acero. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  11. "CAP Acero - Compañía Siderúrgica Huachipato - Nuestro Alto Horno 2". Facebook. August 28, 2019. Retrieved 2022-02-09.
  12. "Nuestros Productos en el Mercado". CAP Acero. Retrieved 2020-08-05.
  13. "Nuestros Productos". CAP Acero. Retrieved 2022-02-09.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "ISO 50001 Energy Management System Case Study" (PDF). Clean Energy Ministerial. 2020.
  15. "Environmental Product Declaration" (PDF). EPD® Latin America. December 2, 2020.
  16. "Management System Certificate ISO 50001:2011" (PDF). DNV GL – Business Assurance. July 27, 2018.
  17. "2021 AIST Basic Oxygen Furnace Roundup". AIST (Association for Iron & Steel Technology). Retrieved 2022-02-09.
  18. "CAP ACERO - Infografia - Paso 2: Planta de Coque". CAP Acero. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  19. "Coqueria Huachipato CAP". YouTube. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  20. "Minas El Romeral". CMP. Retrieved 2022-02-09.

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