CLIENT: ALGERIAN QATARI STEEL (AQS)
YEAR: 2014- On going
In late 2013, Algeria and Qatar signed a collaboration agreement. The first and perhaps most important milestone will be the construction of the Bellara steel complex in the Jijel region of Algeria. The management and ownership of the complex is in the hands of Algerian Qatari Steel. The complex is spread over an area of 216 hectares and in the first phase (from 2017) will count on a Direct Reduction Plant, two Steel Melting Shops and three Rolling mills, together with all the necessary auxiliary plants. Production capacity is expected to gradually increase, supplemented with flat product, reaching an output of five million tonnes of steel by 2019.