The production of steel is an energy intensive process. The company recognizes the importance of reducing energy consumption in order to minimize the environmental impacts as well as increase the company’s operational efficiency.
Diesel Consumption – Fleet (GJ)
Gasoline Consumption – Fleet (GJ)
Natural Gas (GJ)
Total Direct Energy Consumption (GJ)
Total Indirect Energy -Electricity
Total Energy Consumption (GJ)
Energy intensity (GJ/Tonnes of molten
In 2021 there has been a reduction in energy consumption compared to 2020 across all categories. This is in part due to reduced production compared to the previous year, as well as the sustainability measures and strategy implemented at Qatar Steel, for example through the implementation of the project for electric power factor improvement: 6 units of capacitor banks for electrical power factor correction were installed at DR1, DR2, RM1, RM2, main substation and EAF5. This project improved the electrical power factor from 0.85 to 0.99.
Unlike most international steel manufacturers, Qatar Steel uses natural gas as an energy source for producing steel, which is cleaner and more environmentally friendly than the method of burning coal. The company further sets itself apart from its competitors in terms of sustainability by following an Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) route for the production of steel which is less energy intensive than other steelmaking routes followed widely in other parts of the world, such as Blast Furnace (BF) and Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF).
Opportunities for renewable energy projects such as installing a solar power plant are under collaborative feasibility study. This collaboration would support the reduction of natural gas and electrical power consumption, and GHG emission.
In 2021, % of renewable energy used at Qatar Steel is zero.