Ternium plans to spend $500mn in environment-friendly projects aimed at reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in its plants in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina.
Apart from emission reduction, the projects will focus on effluent management, and materials management at the Guerrero plant in Nuevo León, Mexico, San Nicolás de los Arroyos in Argentina, and Santa Cruz in Brazil, the steelmaker noted in a statement this week.
The projects also include the construction of raw material silos and domes in the Guerrero plant, the modification to the secondary de-dusting system in San Nicolás de los Arroyos, and upgrading the baghouse, a device for filtering and removing particles, in the sinter plant in Brazil.
With the completion of its new mill in Pesquería in Nuevo León, Ternium will increase its annual production capacity to 4.4mn mt of hot-rolled products, 1.6mn mt of cold-rolled products, 830,000mt of hot-dipped galvanized products, and 120,000mt of pre-painted products. Ternium consumes 500mt of scrap to produce one ton of crude steel at their mini-mill facilities in Mexico.
The Mexican steelmaker’s Brazil and Argentina facilities have an annual crude steel production capacity of 5mn mt, and 3.2mn mt, respectively.
The Guerrero unit produces hot-rolled and cold-rolled coils for the industrial and construction industries. The San Nicolás de los Arroyos plant in Argentina produces slabs, hot-rolled, cold-rolled, and tinplate coils for the construction and industrial sectors, while Santa Cruz, Brazil facility produces slabs for further processing in other Ternium units in Mexico and Argentina.