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 the Government
of Qatar in 1997.
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.
Inspired to meet the growing demand for
steel in Qatar as well as the region in general, Qatar Steel
has embarked upon a series of initiatives aimed at increasing
its production capacity. The ongoing modernization and technically
advanced expansion projects are designed to produce world
class products, which will further enhance the company’s
presence in the world of steel production.
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.
Today the plant with its offices occupies
an area of 707,000 sq. meters, adjacent to which is a further
375,000 sq. meters plot reserved for future developments.
The total employee-base of over 1,650 spans 12 different
nationalities and the mill runs on a 3-shift system.