CLIENT: Corporación Aceros Arequipa
Aceros Arequipa is carrying out several expansion and modernization projects at its Pisco facilities -the installation of a new steel mill, the modernization of the bar rolling mill, the Vacuum Degassing system- and the creation of a Distribution Center in Lurín.
The New Complete Steelworks with an electric arc furnace will not just expand the variety of products produced, but also increase production of liquid steel from scrap raw material to 1.25 million t/year, that is, 50% more than capacity before. This project includes state-of-the-art SMS technology and start-up is expected to commence during the first half of 2021.
One of the great challenges successfully completed is to execute the projects without interfering with the ongoing production process.
The Modernization of the existing Bar Rolling Mill will increase production capacity to 0.4 million t/year. This project uses next-generation technology from DANIELI and its start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.
With the installation of the new Vacuum Degasser (VD), special steels with great added value can be produced. It is expected to be completed during the first half of 2022.
The investment made in the Lurín, specifically in the Marcropolis II industrial center, involves the creation of a Distribution Center. The center will be used for the storage and dispatch operations of finished products, as well as the production of tubes of steel, coil cutting, etc. It is expected to be operational in early 2022.
The projects include next-generation technology, auxiliary equipment, and infrastructure that guarantee yields and production qualities according to the state of the art. Likewise, the design of the plant provides efficient, sustainable solutions that optimize the consumption of resources (such as water).
Aceros Arequipa has entrusted IDOM to provide EPCM services (Engineering, Purchasing, Project Management and Construction Management) for the execution of each of these projects, from the conception phase to its start-up, as well as the Balance of Plant. The multidisciplinary team has been made up of a group of professionals who have worked from our offices and a second group that is present at the site at all times.