ArcelorMittal Tubarão produces high quality flat steel and hot rolled coils for several sectors such as automotive, household appliances, shipbuilding, pipes, construction, agricultural equipment and others. The company is a world leader in slab production and trade coils mainly in the domestic market.
Among the highlights of ArcelorMittal Tubarão product portfolio are products for segments requiring specific characteristics such as:
- Auto parts - the company develops and produces steel used in car structural components as chassis, frame rails, wheels and racks. ArcelorMittal Tubarão also produces IF (Interstitial Free) steel, soft and very good stamping capacity material, largely used by the auto industry. The steel produced for this segment is high technology and result is lighter, more resistant, safer and more fuel efficient cars;
- Construction - ArcelorMittal Tubarão produces a variety of steel compatible with international regulations for the sector. To be used in bridges, buildings, industrial warehouses, residences and other type of construction the steel presents high mechanical resistance and offers advantages as fast assembling as well as being 100% recyclable;
- Shipbuilding - this segment requires higher value added material to meet the needs of shipyards for the construction and repair of vessels and platforms. Adverse weather conditions faced by naval industry products demand high levels of mechanical resistance and internal sanity control;
- Pipes - among the steel grades proper for the production of pipes is the API, developed for the adverse conditions in the exploration and transportation of fluids such as oil and gas products. ArcelorMittal Tubarão's product portfolio also includes average and high-strength steel for pipes used in industries, sanitation systems and metallic structures.
Did you know?
Present in over 60 countries and having over 250 thousand employees, the ArcelorMittal Group is a world leader in the production of flat and long steel.
Having a management model based on three pillars – sustainability, quality and leadership – the Group continuously invests in new technologies aimed to improve the production process and keep the units at the forefront of the world steel sector.
People from everywhere
In order to build and put the plant in operation Tubarão received professionals from other states and even countries such as Japan and Italy. Determined to contribute to the excellence of the new steel production plant they built a unique corporate culture focused on quality with stability, discipline with happiness and responsibility with creativity.
Besides its logistics advantages, ArcelorMittal Tubarão location made it possible to incorporate in its design a modern and efficient sea water system for equipment cooling purposes.
After being used without no direct contact with any equipment the sea water is returned to the ocean with no change to its initial characteristics.
ArcelorMittal Tubarão is an integrated steel production plant, which means that the unit carries out all the steps of the steel production process: coke, sinter and pig iron production, hot metal production, slab casting and rolling.
The plant also produces all the electric power needed in the production in thermo electrical stations using the steam and gases from its production processes.