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. 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 another 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).
Indirect and Direct Energy Usage
Natural Gas (Nm3)
Vehicle and Equipment Fuel Consumption (Liter)
Electricity Consumption (kWh)
Energy Intensity Ratio(GJ/Metric Tonne of Molten Steel)