Doha-based Qatar Steel, a leading steel producer in the Middle East, has achieved a record production of more than one million tonnes of rebar at RM II, the company’s ultra-modern rolling mill, said a report.
RM II was commissioned in 2007 with a production capacity of 700,000 tonnes/annum of rebar with sizes ranging from 8 mm to 40 mm in diameter.
The mill, which applies international steel standards to fulfill customer’s requirements, has achieved its design capacity in the first three years of operations and excelled with the milestone production of over one million tonnes in 2015, added the Peninsula Qatar report.
The company’s managing director and general manager Ali Bin Hassan Al Muraikhi, said that this major achievement was possible through the support and efforts by the company’s dedicated and motivated team to improve the company’s operational and maintenance efficiency.
He added that the company constantly focuses on implementing new innovative technologies to fulfill its commitment towards quality and productivity without compromising the safety and sustainable practices being implemented at the company.
Qatar Steel is one of few companies which have initiated and are practicing sustainable development in line with the priority areas identified in Qatar National vision 2030.
The company has launched several key initiatives designed to reduce energy consumption, recycle process wastes and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Qatar Steel is also committed to improving health, safety and environment.
The company along with Primetals, the supplier of Rolling Mill II, held an award ceremony to mark this milestone achievement, added the report.