Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional engages in the production of steel in Brazil and Latin America. The company’s annual crude steel capacity and rolled product capacity at the Presidente Vargas Steelworks is 5.6 million and 5.1 million tons, respectively. It also operates in the mining, cement, logistics and energy businesses. Segments The company’s main operating activities are divided into five segments as follows: Steel, Mining, Cement, Logistics, and Energy. Steel The company’s fully integrated manufacturing facilities at the Presidente Vargas Steelworks produce a broad line of steel products, including slabs, hot- and cold-rolled, galvanized and tin mill products for the distribution, packaging, automotive, home appliance and construction industries. The company’s production process is based on the integrated steelworks concept. Slabs: The company produces high, medium and low carbon slabs, as well as micro-alloyed, ultra-low-carbon and interstitial free slabs. Hot-Rolled Products: The company produces light gauge hot-rolled coils and sheets with a minimum thickness of 1.20 millimeters which are used for welded pipe and tubing, automobile parts, gas containers, compressor bodies and light cold-formed shapes, channels and profiles for the construction industry. Cold-Rolled Products: The company supplies cold-rolled coils in thicknesses of between 0.30 millimeters and 2.99 millimeters. Galvanized Products: Galvanized products are highly versatile and can be used to manufacture a range of products, such as: bodies for automobiles, trucks and buses; manufactured products for the construction industry, such as panels for roofing and siding, dry wall and roofing support frames, doors, windows, fences and light structural components; air ducts and parts for hot air, ventilation and cooling systems; culverts, garbage containers and other receptacles; storage tanks, grain bins and agricultural equipment; panels and sign panels; and pre-painted parts. Mining The company owns iron ore mines, all located within Brazil’s Iron Ore Quadrangle (Quadrilátero Ferrífero), in the state of Minas Gerais, including the Casa de Pedra mine, located in Congonhas, and Namisa – Nacional Minérios S.A. mines (Fernandinho, located in Itabirito and Engenho, also located in Congonhas). The company’s mining assets also include Terminal de Carvão (TECAR), a solid bulks seaport terminal, located in Itaguaí Port in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Mineração Bocaina, located in Arcos, in the state of Minas Gerais, which produces dolomite and limestone, and Estanho de Rondônia S.A. (ERSA), which mines and casts tin, located in Ariquemes, in the state of Rondônia. Logistics The company manages two port terminals at Itaguaí, in Rio de Janeiro, one for bulk solids (TECAR) and one for containers (Sepetiba Tecon). It also has interests in two railways: MRS Logística, in which the company shares control and that operates the former Southeast Network of the Federal Railroad Network, along the Rio de Janeiro-São Paulo-Belo Horizonte axis, and its controlled subsidiary Transnordestina Logística S.A., whose Nova Transnordestina project would connect the interior of Northeast Brazil to Pecém and Suape Ports, with an extension of 1,728 km of track. Cement The Cement segment is comprised of a cement plant in Volta Redonda, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, and a clinker plant in Arcos, in the state of Minas Gerais. This segment use the slag generated by the company’s blast furnaces and of its limestone reserves, located in the city of Arcos, in the state of Minas Gerais. The company has a diverse client base of approximately 10,000 clients, including construction material stores, home centers, concrete producers, construction companies, mortar industries and cement artifact producers. Energy The Energy segment comprises generation plants. CSN is an industrial electric power consumer in Brazil. The company’s electrical assets include CSN’s 29.5% stake in the Itá Hydroelectric Power Plant, in Santa Catarina, corresponding to 167 MW, through a 48.75% equity interest in Itá Energética S.A.; CSN’s 17.9% interest in the 210-MW Igarapava Hydroelectric Power Plant in Minas Gerais, corresponding to 23 MW; and a 238 MW cogeneration thermoelectric power plant in Presidente Vargas Steelworks, which is fueled by the waste gases from the steel production process. Strategy The company’s goal is to increase value for shareholders by further benefiting from competitive cost advantages, maintaining position as one of the world’s lowest-cost steel producers, becoming an important iron ore global player, developing cement business, and optimizing infrastructure assets (including ports, railways and power generating plants). Regulation The company is subject to regulation and supervision by the Brazilian Ministry of Environment, the Environmental National Council (CONAMA), which is the Federal body responsible for enacting technical regulations and environmental protection standards, and by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA), which is responsible for enforcing environmental laws at the federal level. The environmental regulations of the State of Rio de Janeiro, in which the Presidente Vargas Steelworks is located, are enforced by the State Institute of Environment (INEA). In the state of Minas Gerais, where the company’s main mining operation is located, the company is subject to regulation and supervision by the Environmental Policy Council (COPAM) and the State Environmental Foundation (FEAM). History Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional was founded in 1941.
cia siderurgica nacional sa
Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 3400
9th and 20th floors and 15th floor-part
São Paulo, SP 04538
Phone: 55 11 3049 7100
Fax: 55 11 3049 7150www.csn.com.br
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