Company name: Qatar Steel (formerly Qasco)
Location: Messaieed, Qatar [main steel plant]
Expertise: DRI, HBI, billet, rebar
Keywords: Cold Direct Reduced Iron, Hot Briquetted Iron, Billets, Rebar
Telephone number: +974 4 477 8778
Fax: + 974 4 477 1424
Other information: Qatar Steel is recognized as a leading steelmaker in the GCC region. Production operations are mainly based in Messaieed Industrial City, 45 kilometers south of Qatar’s capital, Doha where Qatar Steel’s corporate headquarters are based.
The main production site at Messaieed includes direct reduction plants (DRI and HBI), the steelmaking plant (which comprises several electric arc furnaces, associated ladle furnaces, continuous casting plants, two bar rolling mills and a calcined limestone plant). Liquid steel capacity at Messaieed is ~2.5-3.0 million tonnes.
The Company also operates a UAE based subsidiary – Qatar Steel Company, Dubai - which rolls billet into bar.
Main products made by the firm include direct reduced iron (DRI), hot briquetted iron (HBI), steel billets and 8-40mm diameter reinforcing steel bars.
Note that Qasco also has minority ownership stakes in: