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AQS – Start-up of the second steel melt shop

Algerian Qatari Steel (AQS) - Integrated steel complex in Bellara, Algeria


The second steel mill of the Algerian Qatary Steel’s new integrated steel complex in Bellara, started operating last April 2020. The construction of this project located in the region of Jijel, Algeria, commenced in 2015.

Designed to produce 2 Mt/year of steel bar and wire rod, the main facilities of the complex are 3 rolling mills, 2 steel mills, a direct reduction plant (sponge iron) of 2.5 Mt/year, and all the auxiliary plants required in an integrated facility.

The start-up of the first steel mill in November 2019 and of the three rolling mills, in 2017 and 2018, were also significant milestones in this successful construction project.

IDOM has been present in the development of the project since the early stages of its conception in June 2014 until December 31, 2019.

IDOM has provided Project Management (PMC) services in all phases (design, procurement, construction, and commissioning). IDOM was also responsible for the Construction Supervision of the 9 main plants of the complex, the Control of the Suppliers, the Engineering for the Balance of the Plant, as well as the Civil Design for the DRI plant, the lime plant, and the air separation unit.