United Steel Company 'SULB' signs agreement for Engineering Procurement and Construction contracts for its $1.2bn fully integrated steel sections comp
Last Update: 01/04/2010 10:29:13 ArabSteel - United Steel Company 'SULB' BSC (c), a joint venture between Bahrain-based Gulf United Steel Holding Company 'Foulath' BSC (c) and Japan's Yamato Kogyo Co., Ltd, announced that it has concluded Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts for the development of its $1.2bn heavy steel sections manufacturing project which will be the first of its kind in the Middle East region. The project aims to construct the first fully-integrated complex made of five modules: a Direct Reduction Iron Plant (DRI Plant) with a nameplate capacity of 1.5 million tons per year, two Melt Shops with an overall nameplate capacity of 1.3 million tons per year, two Section Rolling Mills, one for Medium & Heavy Section with nameplate capacity of 600,000t tpy, and the other for Light to Medium Sections with nameplate capacity of 600,000t tpy. The 'SULB' complex is located in Bahrain's Hidd Industrial Area and will be the first to produce heavy sections in the Gulf region, in addition to the whole range of light, medium and heavy sections. It is scheduled to start production by 2012. The contract was awarded to Kobe Steel of Japan and Midrex of the USA for the sponge iron plant (DRI) which has a nameplate capacity of 1.5 million tons per year and can be increased to 1.8 million tpy. The project is scheduled to complete within 30 months. Another contract was awarded to SMS Meer and SMS Concast of Germany and Samsung Engineering of Korea for the building of the two melt shops and section rolling mills. It is also worth to mention that the whole electric power needed for the project at 150 megawatt have been secured, in addition to the required amounts of natural gas.
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