Ipatinga steel plant
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Ipatinga steel plant (Usina Siderúrgica de Ipatinga) is an integrated steel plant in Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
The map below shows the location of the steel plant in Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Usiminas (Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA) is a leading producer of cold rolled and hot rolled flat steels, coils, plates, coatings, white and yellow goods, and other items destined for the consumer and automotive sectors. It was founded on April 25, 1956 in Ipatinga, in what was to become the Vale do Aço (Steel Valley) in Brazil's Minas Gerais state. On October 26, 1962, Brazilian president João Goulart lit the first blast furnace at the Ipatinga steel plant. Today the plant stands out as Latin America's largest flat steel mill and one of the 20 largest in the world.
- Private/State ownership: Private
- Parent company: Techint Group (Ternium/Tenaris) Group 23.05%, Nippon Group 18.48%, Usiminas Pension Fund 2.72%, Others 55.74%
- Owner: Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. (USIMINAS)
- Alternative plant names: Usiminas Ipatinga
- Other language plant name: Usina Siderúrgica de Ipatinga (Portuguese)
- Location: Av. Pedro Linhares Gomes, 5431, Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, 35160-900, Brazil
- GPS Coordinates: -19.491277, -42.544253 (exact)
- Plant status: operating
- Start year: 1962 (age 57–58)
- Production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):
- Crude steel: 9500 (BOF/BF)
- Production (thousand tonnes per annum):
- Crude steel: 3264 (BOF/BF, 2019)
- Steel product category: flat, long
- Steel products: cold rolled and hot rolled flat steels, coils, plates, coatings, white and yellow goods
- Steel sector end users: automotive, railroad, highway machinery, shipbuilding, civil construction, agricultural, capital goods, electrical-electronic, domestic utilities (appliances), machinery and distribution
- Steelmaking process: integrated
- Primary steel production equipment: blast furnace (# unknown)
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