CLIENT: ALGERIAN QATARI STEEL (AQS)
SERVICES: EPCM & BoP Engineering
YEAR: 2014-On going
In late 2013, Algeria and Qatar signed a collaboration agreement for the construction of the Bellara steel complex in the Jijel region (Algeria), spread over an area of 216 hectares. The management and ownership of the complex is in the hands of Algerian Qatari Steel (AQS) .
The first rolling mill started in October 2017, and the project will be completed in 2019 with 2 more rolling mills, 2 steel mills and the world’s largest direct reduction iron sponge plant, together with all the necessary auxiliary plants. Once completed, the complex will supply 2Mt/year of steel bar and wire for construction. Once this first phase is completed, production capacity is expected to gradually increase, supplemented with flat product, reaching an output of 4 Mt/year of steel by 2019.
IDOM, present from the beginning of the project, has participated in all its phases providing design management services, procurement assistance, construction management, supervision of the works, schedule and cost management, and coordination during all phases. At present, IDOM acts as PMC during construction with two technical teams in office and on-site, exceeding 80 people in total. In addition to site management and suppliers’ control, the scope of services includes the project’s integrated engineering (designer for the balance of plant), that is, the design for the integration of the different main packages in which the works have been divided.