Gerdau Açominas steel plant

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Gerdau Açominas steel plant (Usina siderúrgica Gerdau Açominas) is an integrated steel plant in Ouro Branco, Minas Gerais, Brazil.[1]


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Gerdau Açominas is one of the most important steelmakers in Brazil. The company started operations in 1986. Its "Presidente Artur Bernardes" plant, located in the municipalities of Ouro Branco and Congonhas, in Minas Gerais, has a total area of around 10,000 hectares. The plant has an installed capacity to produce three million tons of liquid steel per year.[1]

Açominas is Gerdau's largest steel plant. Its product mix consists of billets, plates, blocks, laminated structural profiles with parallel flaps, wire rod, in addition to carbochemical products. The unit exports around 70% of its production to more than 40 countries, making it one of Brazil's largest steel exporters.[1]

Plant Details

  • Private/State ownership: Private
  • Parent company: Gerdau S.A.[2]
  • Owner: Gerdau S.A.[2]
  • Alternative plant names: Ouro Branco steel plant
  • Other language plant name: Usina siderúrgica Gerdau Açominas (Portuguese)
  • Location: Rodovia MG-443 Km 7 S/N Centro, Ouro Branco, 36420 Brazil[3][4]
  • GPS Coordinates: -20.543507, -43.752950 (exact)
  • Plant status: operating[1]
  • Start year: 1986 (age 33–34)[1]
  • Production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):
    • Crude steel: 7600 (BOF/BF)[5]
  • Production (thousand tonnes per annum):
    • Crude steel: 6301 (BOF/BF, 2019)[6]
  • Steel product category: flat, long
  • Steel products: sections, rods, hot rolled coils, plates[2], bars, wires, alloyed steels[3], billets, blocks, laminated structural profiles with parallel flaps, wire rod, carbochemical products[1]
  • Steel sector end users: construction, automotive[2], energy, machinery, and agriculture[3]
  • Steelmaking process: integrated
  • Iron ore source: Varzea do Lopes mine[2]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Açominas – Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre". Wikipedia (in português). Retrieved 2020-07-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Ouro Branco Steel Plant". Wood Mackenzie. December 6, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Gerdau Açominas SA". Bloomberg. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  4. "Gerdau Açominas S/A". Dun & Bradstreet. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  5. "2015 Minerals Yearbook: Brazil, p. 4.13" (PDF). USGS. November 2018.
  6. "Pocket Yearbook 2020: A Siderurgia em Números" (PDF). Instituto Aço Brasil. 2020.

External resources

  • [ Company website]
  • [ IPE page]
  • Wikipedia page
  • [ Baidu Baike page]

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