Zarand Iranian Steel Company plant

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Zarand Iranian Steel Company plant (شرکت فولاد زرند ایرانیان (‎Persian)) (also known as ZISCO) is a 1700-thousand tonnes per annum (ttpa) blast furnace-basic oxygen furnace (BF-BOF) steel plant in Kerman, in Iran. Zarand Iranian Steel Company plant operates a blast furnace (BF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF).

Location

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Background

The Zarand Iranian Steel Company plant began operating in 2008 as part of the part of Middle East Mines and Mineral Industries Development Holding Company (MIDHCO).[1]

To support production at the Zarand Iranian Steel Company plant, a coking plant with a capacity of 400 thousand tonnes per year went into operation in 2012, having been built with an estimated 92 million Euro investment.[2]

In 2021, Trump placed sanctions on MIDHCO, due to the Iranian metals sector is an important revenue source for the Iranian regime. This may have impacted the production/export revenue of the Zarand Iranian Steel Company plant.[3]

In June 2021, a fire broke out in the facility after a sudden overflow of molten material in the blast furnace; no injuries were reported.[3][4]

Plant Details

  • Alternative plant names: ZISCO
  • Other language plant name: شرکت فولاد زرند ایرانیان (‎Persian)
  • Location: Zarand, Kerman Province, Iran
  • GPS Coordinates: 30.755200, 56.664215 (exact)
  • Plant status: operating[5]
  • Start year: 2008[1]
  • State-owned entity status: N/A
  • Owner: Zarand Iranian Steel Company[6]
  • Owner company PermID: unknown
  • Crude steel production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum): 1700.0
    • Basic oxygen furnace / Blast furnace (BOF/BF): 1700[7]
  • Crude iron production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum): 1700
    • Pig iron/hot metal: 1700 - estimated to be same as BOF capacity
    • Sinter plant: 2000[1]
    • Coking plant: 400[1]
    • Pelletizing plant capacity: 2500[8]
  • Steel product category: flat, long[9]
  • Steel products: billet, bloom, slab[9]
  • Workforce size: 5880[6]
  • ISO14001 certification year: yes[10]
  • Main production equipment: blast furnace (BF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF)[9]
  • Detailed production equipment: coking plant; sinter plant (204m2); pelletizing plant; 1 BF (2000m3); BOF (# )[11][9]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "فولاد زرند". Zisco. Archived from the original on November 5, 2021. Retrieved January 18, 2022.
  2. "ZISCO's coke plant to come on stream by end of Iranian year". Steel Orbis. 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2022-02-12.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Joffre, Tzvi (2021-06-06). "Blast at Iranian steel plant, latest in series of incidents". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2022-02-12.
  4. "Fire controlled at Iran steel plant, no casualties reported". Reuters. 2021-06-06. Retrieved 2022-02-12.
  5. "فولاد زرند". Midhco. Archived from the original on January 19, 2022. Retrieved January 24, 2022.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Zarand Iranian Steel Co". MIDHCO. Archived from the original on January 11, 2022. Retrieved January 15, 2022.
  7. "پروژه های فولاد زرند ایرانیان". Zisco. Archived from the original on 2022-01-25. Retrieved 2022-01-25.
  8. "Sinosteel Presents Pelletizing Tech in Tehran". SinoSteel. 2017-10-26. Retrieved 2022-02-12.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 فولادزرند-ibcco.midhco.com. "مجتمع فولاد". Zisco. Archived from the original on January 26, 2022. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  10. "کارخانه کک مجتمع فولاد زرند ایرانیان گواهینامه ISo دریافت کرد". Zisco. Retrieved 2022-02-12.
  11. "محصولات شرکت فولاد زرند ایرانیان". Zisco Midhco. Archived from the original on January 27, 2022. Retrieved January 27, 2022.

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