CSP Pecém steel plant

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'ArcelorMittal Pecém steel plant (CSP - Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém (Portuguese)), also known as CSP Pecém steel plant (predecessor) and ', is a 3000 thousand tonnes per annum (TTPA) blast furnace (BF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF) steel plant operating in São Gonçalo do Amarante, Ceará, Brazil.


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  • Location: Rod CE 155, Km 11.5, Pecém, São Gonçalo do Amarante, CE 62674-000, Brazil[1]
  • Coordinates (WGS 84): -3.585917, -38.858932 (exact)


Operated by Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém, the CSP plant is Brazil's most modern integrated steel plant and the first in the country's Northeast region. Occupying a 571-hectare site at the Pecém Industrial and Port Complex (CIPP) in the Brazilian state of Ceará, it specializes in the production and export of high quality rolled steel products for the naval, oil & gas, automotive, and construction industries.[2]

CSP was founded in 2008 as a joint venture between Brazilian mining and logistics company Vale (NYSE: VALE) and the South Korean companies Dongkuk Steel and Posco (NYSE: PKX). Steel production at the plant started in July 2016.[2]

Plant Details

Table 1: General Plant Details

Plant status Start date Workforce size Power source
operating[3] 2016[4] 2604[5][6] onsite 218MW gas-fired power plant[7][8]

Table 2: Ownership and Parent Company Information

Parent company Parent company PermID Owner Owner company PermID
ArcelorMittal SA [100%][9] 5000030092 [100%] Arcelormittal Brasil SA[10][11][12] 4295859712

Table 3: Process and Products

Steel product category Steel products Steel sector end users ISO 14001 Main production equipment Detailed production equipment
semi-finished; finished rolled[13] slabs, plates, rolled steel[4][13][14] automotive; building and infrastructure; energy; transport[4] 2021[15] blast furnace (BF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF)[16][17] 1 coking plant (240 ovens, 2016); 1 sinter plant (450m3, 2016); 2 BOF (300-tonne, 2016)[18][14]

Table 4: Crude Steel Production Capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):

Basic oxygen furnace steelmaking capacity Nominal crude steel capacity (total)
3000 TTPA[19][17] 3000 TTPA

Table 5: Crude Iron Production Capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):

Blast furnace capacity Nominal iron capacity (total)
3192 TTPA[20] 3192 TTPA

Table 6: Upstream Products Production Capacities (thousand tonnes per annum)

Sinter Coke
4747 TTPA[21] 1130 TTPA[21]

Table 7: Actual Crude Steel Production by Year (thousand tonnes per annum):

Year BOF Production EAF Production OHF Production Total (all routes)
2020 2743 TTPA[13] 2743 TTPA[13]
2021 2811 TTPA[16] 2811 TTPA[16]

Table 8: Actual Crude Iron Production by Year (thousand tonnes per annum):

Year BF Production DRI Production Total (all routes)
2020 2779 TTPA[1] 2779 TTPA[1]
2021 2860 TTPA[21] 2860 TTPA[21]

Blast Furnace Details

Table 9: Blast Furnace Details:

Unit name Status Construction date Start date Current size Current capacity
1 operating[11] July 2012 June 2016[11] 3800 m³[22] 3192 TTPA[11][20][22]

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