Khouzestan Steel plant

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Khouzestan Steel plant (شرکت فولاد خوزستان (‎Persian)) (also known as KSC) is a 3600-thousand tonnes per annum (ttpa) direct reduced iron-electric arc furnace (DRI-EAF) steel plant in Khuzestan, in Iran. Khouzestan Steel plant operates a direct reduced iron (DRI) and electric arc furnace (EAF).


The map below shows the exact location of the steel plant in Ahvaz, in Iran.

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The Khouzestan Steel plant, which began operating in 1989, is the first direct reduced iron and the first electric arc furnace plant in Iran.[1] In the late 2000s, the plant was affected by foreign sanctions in Iran which introduced financial restrictions and increased productions costs for the Khouzestan steel plant.[2]

According to ME Steel, the plant has installed desulfurization technology to reduce emissions.[3]

In 2020, the Khouzestan steel plant was used in a case study by Javad et. al. (published in the journal Sustainable Futures) in an effort to identify greener supply chains.[4]

In 2021, the Khouzestan Steel Company announced plans to build a nearby gas-fired power plant, the Kuzestan Steel Power Plant, which would cost $355.2 million and enter into commercial operation in 2024.[5] This gas plant will likely power production at the Khouzestan Steel Plant.

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Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 KSC. "Introduction". KSC. Retrieved 2022-02-12.
  2. Bozorgmehr, Najmeh (2011-10-11). "Sanctions and scandal hit Iranian steel". Financial Times. Retrieved 2022-02-12.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Khouzestan Steel Company Profile" (PDF). ME Steel. 2018. Retrieved 2022-02-12.
  4. Javad, Mahsa Oroojeni Mohammad; Darvishi, Maryam; Javad, Arash Oroojeni Mohammad (2020-01-01). "Green supplier selection for the steel industry using BWM and fuzzy TOPSIS: A case study of Khouzestan steel company". Sustainable Futures. 2: 100012. doi:10.1016/j.sftr.2020.100012. ISSN 2666-1888.
  5. "Kuzestan Steel Power Plant". Power Technology. 2021-12-06. Retrieved 2022-02-12.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Home". KSC. Archived from the original on January 12, 2022. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  7. "معرفی شرکت". KSC. Archived from the original on January 14, 2022. Retrieved January 18, 2022.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "پورتال-NIscoIR English Portal- Company". NiscoIR. Archived from the original on January 11, 2022. Retrieved January 15, 2022.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Khorasan Steel Complex Company". Donya. Retrieved 2022-02-12.

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