At Qatar Steel, we acknowledge the energy-intensive nature of steel production, and we are committed to reducing energy consumption to minimise our environmental impact.
Our organisation sets itself apart from competitors in terms of sustainability by employing the Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) route for steel production. This approach is less energy-intensive compared to other widely used steelmaking routes like the Blast Furnace (BF) and Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF).
In 2022, we witnessed an increase in direct energy consumption due to a rise in the production of DRI. Similar to the findings from the GHG analysis, when evaluating energy efficiency, we arrive at a corresponding conclusion that the plants didn’t exhibit lower levels of efficiency in 2022, but the protocol used to calculate such a KPI is not optimal to represent Qatar Steel’s performance in the specific plant configuration maintained in 2022.
One of our strategic objectives is to take a leading role in driving the energy transition within the region. In pursuit of this objective, specific action plans were devised for 2022. These plans involved exploring opportunities to procure renewable electricity from Kahramaa, the local utility provider, as well as undertaking the installation of a solar power plant. Currently, feasibility studies are being planned and pre-feasibility studies are internally being carried out for these initiatives.