Steel and steel-based products have significant applications in modern life. Steel also has the potential to be one of the most sustainable materials. Driven by the Sustainability Roadmap, Qatar Steel’s goal is to be the sustainable steel supplier of choice in the region.
Qatar Steel’s MIDREX facilities produce both high-quality Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI) and Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) from iron ore pellets. HBI is charged to electric arc furnaces, converters or blast furnaces, producing some of the highest-quality steel grades. DRI products use only natural gas as the reducing agent, a much more environmentally sound process than traditional coal-based blast furnaces. This reduces the carbon footprint of Qatar Steel’s operations and is an important step in improving energy efficiency as well as achieving climate protection objectives.