Butia Steel Kerman plant

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Butia Steel Kerman plant (شرکت فولاد بوتیای ایرانیان (Persian)), also known as BISCO, is a 1500 thousand tonnes per annum (TTPA) direct reduced iron (DRI) and electric arc furnace (EAF) steel plant operating in Chatroud, Kerman, Iran.


The map below shows the location of the steel plant in Chatroud, Kerman, Iran.

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  • Location: Chatroud, Kerman Province, Iran[1]
  • Coordinates (WGS 84): 30.602249, 56.911473 (approximate)

Plant Details

Table 1: General Plant Details

Plant status Start date Workforce size Power source
operating[2] 2011[2] 2450[3] 450 MW combined cycle power plant[4]

Table 2: Ownership and Parent Company Information

Parent company Parent company PermID Owner Owner company PermID
Middle East Mines & Mineral Industries Development Holding Company (MIDHCO) [100%][1] GEM0000289 [100%] Butia Steel Company[1] GEM0000021

Table 3: Process and Products

Steel product category Steel products ISO 50001 Main production equipment Detailed production equipment
semi-finished; finished rolled[4] billet, blooms, blanks, ingots, beam, rail, pipe[4] yes[5] direct reduced iron (DRI) and electric arc furnace (EAF)[4] pelletizing plant; DRI plant; EAF (# unknown)[4]

Table 4: Crude Steel Production Capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):

Electric arc furnace steelmaking capacity Nominal crude steel capacity (total)
1500 TTPA[4] 1500 TTPA

Table 5: Crude Iron Production Capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):

Sponge iron/DRI capacity Nominal iron capacity (total)
2000 TTPA[4][6] 2000 TTPA

Table 6: Upstream Products Production Capacities (thousand tonnes per annum)

2500 TTPA[4]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20210807133859/http://www.oecd.org/industry/ind/latest-developments-in-steelmaking-capacity-2020.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2021-08-07. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://web.archive.org/web/20211208052929/http://bisco.midhco.com/. Archived from the original on 2021-12-08. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20220120184743/http://www.midhco.com/en/companies/25-Butia-Iranian-Steel-Co.html. Archived from the original on 2022-01-20. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 https://web.archive.org/web/20220119184535/http://bisco.midhco.com/fa/about.html. Archived from the original on 2022-01-19. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. https://web.archive.org/web/20220319170856/http://bisco.midhco.com/fa/news/%D8%A7%D8%AE%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D9%81%D9%88%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AF-%D8%A8%D9%88%D8%AA%DB%8C%D8%A7%DB%8C/%D8%A7%D8%AE%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D9%81%D9%88%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AF-%D8%A8%D9%88%D8%AA%DB%8C%D8%A7%DB%8C/319-%D9%85%D9%88%D9%81%D9%82%DB%8C%D8%AA-%D8%B4%D8%B1%DA%A9%D8%AA-%D9%81%D9%88%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AF-%D8%A8%D9%88%D8%AA%DB%8C%D8%A7%DB%8C-%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86%DB%8C%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%AF%D8%B1-%D8%AF%D8%B1%DB%8C%D8%A7%D9%81%D8%AA-%DA%AF%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%87%DB%8C%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%85%D9%87-%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%AF-%D9%85%D8%AF%DB%8C%D8%B1%DB%8C%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%B1%DA%98%DB%8C-ISO-50001-2018.html. Archived from the original on 2022-03-19. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. https://barsoo.com/en/Project/item/37/Butia#. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)

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