Qatar Steel Company
Austria based Siemens VAI Metals Technologies, a world leader in solutions, technology and services to the mining, iron and steel making sectors, has received an order in the double-digit million-euro range to modernize the Qatar Steel company’s steelworks in Masaieed, Qatar. Siemens VAI Metals Technologies and Siemens W.L.L Qatar are implementing the project jointly. Siemens VAI is a part of the Industry Sector of global engineering major Siemens AG (Munich, Germany). Qatar Steel Company was formed in 1974 as the first integrated steel plant in the Arabian Gulf. Commercial production commenced in 1978 with the company becoming wholly owned by Industries Qatar in 2003. Today, Qatar Steel is widely recognized as a foremost leader in the steel industry, extending its pioneering commitment from an expansive mill site located in the heart of the progressive Mesaieed Industrial City - 45 kilometers south of the nation’s capital, Doha. The Company also operates a UAE based subsidiary - Qatar Steel Company FZE. Qatar Steel plant facilities have come to include a Midrex process based DRI/HBI Combo Mega Module, Electric Arc Furnaces with a Ladle Refining Furnace, a Continuous Casting plant and Rolling Mills with the latest automated features. Other auxiliaries include well-equipped Jetty facilities, a Main Power Substation, Quality Control Center, Maintenance Shops and facilities for sea/fresh water, compressed air, natural gas and a Clinic.
The purpose of the project is to increase billet output capacity by up to 30%, simultaneously reducing specific consumption values and waste gas emissions. The modernized plant is scheduled get into operation by the middle of 2012.
Siemens will be supplying a 95 MT electric arc furnace (EAF), a 95 MT ladle furnace, a 5-strand continuous billet casting plant and the associated ancillary equipment for the Qatar Steel works at Mesaieed Industrial City, which is located at about 50 km away from Doha, the capital of Qatar. A new dedusting plant is also being installed in the works, which is expected to considerably reduce the emissions from steel production. The scope of supply is rounded off by a system for charging the electric arc furnace with DRI and an alloying facility. Siemens Qatar will look after all the local services.