QATAR STEEL COMPANY, the first integrated steel company in the region has signed a long term agreement with GASAL, Qatar’s leader in industrial gases supply. GASAL, a subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum, Air Liquide and QIMC will supply all new industrial gases requirements (Oxygen, Nitrogen and Liquid Argon) of QATAR STEEL plants located in Mesaieed Industrial City.
This 20 years agreement is in addition to a previous one signed by both companies in 2006. Within this framework, a new oxygen production unit will be added to the existing two, bringing the total production capacity on this site to 650 tonnes of oxygen per day. This unit will be commissioned in the first quarter of 2012.
Gasal, while operating its existing plants, shall design, construct, operate and maintain the new Air Separation Unit on a parcel of land sub-leased by QATAR STEEL in Mesaieed.
The new agreement underlines the excellent partnership between Qatar Steel since establishment of GASAL and GASAL’s commitment to follow the growth of the Mesaieed Industrial City.
The agreement was signed by H.E. Sh. Nasser Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Director and General Manager of QATAR STEEL and Mr. Christian Last, Chief Executive Officer of GASAL at QATAR STEEL’s office in Doha.