Qatar Steel has achieved a record production of more than 1mn tonnes of rebar at RM II, the company’s ultra-modern rolling mill in Mesaieed Industrial City.
RM II was commissioned in 2007 with an annual production capacity of 700,000 tonnes of rebar with sizes ranging from 8mm to 40mm in diameter.
The mill, which applies international steel standards to fulfil customer’s requirements, has achieved its design capacity in the first three years of operations and excelled with the milestone production of more than 1mn tonnes in 2015.
Qatar Steel is one of the leading producers in the Middle East.
The company also operates a UAE based subsidiary, Qatar Steel Company FZE in Dubai. In addition, Qatar Steel has investments in steel production plants in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
Qatar Steel managing director and general manager Ali bin Hassan al-Muraikhi said, “This major achievement would not have been possible without the support and relentless efforts by our dedicated and motivated team to improve the company’s operational and maintenance efficiency.”
“Qatar Steel constantly focuses on implementing new innovative technologies to fulfil its commitment towards quality and productivity without compromising the safety and sustainable practices being implemented at the company.”
Qatar Steel has initiated sustainable development in line with the priority areas identified in the Qatar National vision 2030. The company has launched several key initiatives designed to reduce energy consumption, recycle process wastes and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Qatar Steel said it “is also committed to improving health, safety and environment.”
To mark this milestone achievement, a ceremony was held in association with Primetals, the supplier of rolling mill II.
Primetals Technologies in a statement congratulated Qatar Steel for the milestone achievement.
The mill was contracted in 2005 to VAI Pomini (now Primetals Technologies) on a full-turnkey basis; it started the industrial operation in 2007. The designed capacity was 700,000 tonnes of rolled products per year.
However, along the years Qatar Steel’s mill operators were able not only to saturate but eventually exceed the rated figure, until the 2015 “record result” of 1mn tonnes.
The rebar mill from Primetals Technologies (VAIPomini at the time of contract) has a designed capacity of 700,000 metric tonnes per year. It can roll up to 130 tons of steel bar an hour at a maximum rolling speed of 15 meters in a second.
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