RIO DE JANEIRO, May 27 (Reuters) - The board of Brazilian steelmaker Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA has approved roughly 1.38 billion reais ($344 million) in new capital expenditures, it said on Monday.
Usiminas, as the firm is commonly known, said in a filing it had approved 1.234 billion reais ($308 million) to be spent through 2022 to renovate its Alto Forno 3 unit. It also approved 143.9 million reais ($36 million) for the reconstruction of a gasmeter.
Both units are part of a major Usiminas complex in the city of Ipatinga.
($1 = 4.01 reais)
$1 = 4.0128 reais Reporting by Gram Slattery; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe