TenarisSiderca Seamless Tubes Mill steel plant

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TenarisSiderca Seamless Tubes Mill (Planta siderúrgica TenarisSiderca) is a steel plant in Campana, Argentina.[1]


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TenarisSiderca is the Argentine division of Tenaris, the world's leading manufacturer of steel pipes for the international energy industry.[1]

The TenarisSiderca steel plant in Campana, Argentina traces its origins back to 1954, when Italian industrialist Agostino Rocca, founder of the Argentine-Italian conglomerate Techint, oversaw the construction of Dálmine Safta, South America's first seamless steel pipe factory and Argentina's largest private steel plant at the time.[1][2][3]

The Dálmine-Safta factory added its own onsite electric steel plant in 1962, and a thermoelectric power plant in 1963. In 1964, the newly expanded complex adopted the name Dálmine-Siderca S.A.[4], subsequently changed to Siderca S.A.I.C. In 1968 the plant started operating a continuous casting machine, the second to be installed in Latin America. In 1976, Siderca installed DRI (direct reduced iron) technology at the plant. This was followed in 1977 by installation of the world's first continuous rolling laminator fed with round bars, and in 1978 with construction of Siderca's port on the Paraná River.[2]

Over the next two decades, Siderca underwent a period of steady growth while forming a series of strategic international alliances. In the mid-1990s, Siderca acquired a controlling interest in Mexico's Tamsa and Italy's Dálmine, becoming the world's largest producer and exporter of seamless steel tubes. In 2001, the company's expansion culminated in the creation of Tenaris, the global steel pipes manufacturing division of the Techint Group. Participants in the Tenaris alliance included Siderca (Argentina), Tamsa (Mexico), Dálmine (Italy), Algoma Tubes (Canada), NKK (Japan), Confab (Brazil), Siat (Argentina), Silcotub (Romania), and TAVSA (Venezuela).[2][4]

The Siderca plant's initial production capacity was about 150,000 tons per annum, intended to cover the domestic market and export to South America. Currently with the installation of modern technology, the plant's annual production exceeds 700,000 tons of tubes, which are exported worldwide.[3]

The plant's industrial complex includes a DRI (direct reduced iron) plant featuring Midrex technology installed in 1976[5], two electric arc furnaces (one Tenova, one Siemens Siemag)[6], 16,000 m2 of buildings, 12 km of railways, and a 2 km canal allowing ships to dock near the steelworks.[4]

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Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "About us". Tenaris. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Historia De Siderca". Prezi. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Dalmine, DalmineSiderca, Siderca y TenarisSiderca". Portal de Campana. Retrieved 2020-08-05.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Mg. Julia Strada, Dra. Victoria Basualdo, Dr. Fernando Porta (December 2018). "La industria siderúrgica en Argentina: reestructuración productiva y tercerización laboral (1990-2017)" (PDF).CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "2020 AIST North and South American DRI Roundup". AIST (Association for Iron & Steel Technology). Retrieved 2020-09-13.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "2020 AIST Electric Arc Furnace Roundup". AIST (Association for Iron & Steel Technology). Retrieved 2020-09-13.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "BNamericas - Siderca S.A.I.C. (Tenaris Siderca)". BNamericas. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "Tenaris Around The World". Tenaris. Retrieved 2020-08-05.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Annual Report 2019". Siderca. March 2020.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "USGS Minerals Yearbook: Argentina" (PDF). USGS. 2015.

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