ArcelorMittal Projects Brazil will inaugurate its new steel piple facility in Serra, Espirito Santo in June this year.
A company spokesperson told Davis Index, the unit will have a production capacity of approximately 50,000 tons per year (45,359mt) and will manufacture carbon steel pipes with helical welding, with diameters up to 2,850 mm and thicknesses up to 25 mm.
The new unit, which is being set up with an investment of BRL10mn ($1.8mn), will also have a service center and a storage facility for hot-rolled sheet piles, produced by the steel conglomerate in Europe and traded by the ArcelorMittal Projects team.
These materials are widely used in large foundation and containment projects, including port constructions, dams, dikes, bridges, underground passages, expansion of highways, underground structures, and temporary containment, the spokesperson said. Moreover, the facility will have a 4,200 square meters shed and a storage area of 21,000 square meters.
The city of Serra was chosen due to its strategic location close to ArcelorMittal Tubarão, which will supply steel coils, the main raw material used to manufacture the pipes.