Product innovation is integral to Qatar Steel’s continued economic success and pursuit of sustainable steel. The company seeks to develop value-added products, working alongside customers to meet their needs and anticipate future trends. Qatar Steel has a long history of successfully developing cutting-edge solutions and diversifying its portfolio over time. The Quality Assurance Department is working across all levels of operations to push for product innovation, mainly focusing its efforts on the development of different grades of rebar, wire rod and billets conforming to international specifications for the export market based on customers’ requirements.
In 2021, Qatar Steel added two more products:
Produced rebar complying to the standard KWS GSO ISO 6935- 2:2012 B500B-R, as released by the Public Authority for Industry, Kuwait,
Produced rebar complying to the standard SASO ASTM A615:2018 Grade 60, as One approved by the Quality Mark license issued by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO).
Process Improvement & Modification Projects
Qatar Steel continuously carries out improvements and modifications to site equipment and processes. These improvements and modifications continually enhance the working environment by enhancing safety for operators and reducing dust emissions and other impacts on the environment. Some of the improvements and modifications accomplished in the plant are mentioned below.
DR2 was Mothballed in March 2020 but it was decided to restart the plant to increase production of DRI & HBI. Recommissioning activities started at the end of the year 2021 and Plant start up is scheduled in the first half of 2022.
Qatar Steel is in the process of commissioning a Near Zero Liquid Discharge plant, which will significantly reduce the amount of Treated Industrial Water (TIW) and brine discharges into the sea during operations. During 2021 equipment installation was carried out.