CSN Casima steel plant

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CSN Casima steel plant (Planta siderúrgica CSN Casima), also known as Complejo Siderúrgico Nacional Planta Casima, Sidetur, or Siderúrgica del Turbio, is a steel plant operating in Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela. CSN Casima operates an electric arc furnace (EAF).


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The 450 ttpa CSN Casima steel plant is one of two crude steel-making facilities owned by Venezuela's Complejo Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN)[1][2]; the other is CSN Barquisimeto[1][2], with an annual capacity of 250 ttpa.[3] These two plants supply CSN's four steel finishing facilities in Antímano (Caracas), Guarenas (Miranda), Guacara (Carabobo) and Barquisimeto.[4]

CSN Casima's steel production has been minimal in recent years, reflecting the economic challenges afflicting Venezuela's iron and steel industry.[5] In 2020, the plant produced less than 68,000 tonnes of steel billets.[6]

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Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Reinicio de operaciones en Planta Casima es un logro de la clase obrera". Gobierno Bolivariano de Venezuela. December 19, 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Planta Casima reinició sus operaciones en Bolívar". Últimas Noticias. December 21, 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Complejo Siderúrgico Nacional en Lara supera metas de producción este año". Gobierno Bolivariano de Venezuela. June 14, 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "Complejo Siderúrgico Nacional reactiva producción de palanquillas". El Diario de Guayana. February 5, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 "Empresas Heridas de Muerte: Corrompiendo el Metal" (PDF). Transparencia Venezuela. 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 "Planta Casima en Bolívar produjo más de 67 mil toneladas de palanquillas durante el año 2020". VTV. January 6, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "Casima – Complejo Sidirergico Nacional". Complejo Sidirergico Nacional. Retrieved 2022-01-31.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "Decreto Nº 3.549, mediante el cual se adscribe la empresa Briquetera del Orinoco C.A. (ORINOCO IRON) a la Corporación Venezolana de Guayana (CVG)". Pandectas Digital. August 16, 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "Producción de palanquillas en Complejo Siderúrgico cerró en 100.524 toneladas". GHM Abogados. 2017-06-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "Roberto Strociak, Supervisor General de Mantenimiento, Siderurgica del Turbio "Sidetur" Planta Casima". LinkedIn.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

Other resources

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