Sohar Steel started its operations in 1996 with Sharq Sohar Steel Rolling Mills LLC, which is a major producer of new generation high strength reinforcement bars (rebars).
Currently, Sohar Steel comprises of three manufacturing units located at the fastest growing city of Sohar in Sultanate of Oman; Sharq Sohar Steel Rolling Mills LLC and Middle East Conversion Industries (MECI) that are located at Sohar Industrial Estate (SIE) and Steel Melt Shop located at the Sohar Port Area (SIPC).The plants were built with technical collaboration from IDC, which is among the biggest industrial enterprises of Turkey and Aegean Region. Sharq Sohar Steel group companies have ISO 9001:2008 quality management process and also produces CARES-UK Certified steel rebars and billets.
Sharq Sohar Steel Rolling Mills
Sharq Sohar Steel Rolling Mill (SSSRM), established in 1996, is a producer of 'new generation' high strength reinforcement bars. The unit is located in Sohar Industrial Estate of Oman, having easy access to both Oman and UAE. SSSRM has a capacity to produce of 300,000 tonnes per annum.
The production capacity is 300,000 MT per annum with a product mix of 8 mm to 32 mm high strength reinforcement bars confirming to BS , ASTM and SASO standards. The bars are conforming to the latest BS 4449:2005 standard (grade B500B). The products also have prestigious CARES certification by M/s UKAS , UK for the complete product range from 8 mm to 32 mm for both BS4449:2005 grade B500B and BS4449:1997 grade 460B.
Sharq Sohar Steel Mill is accredited with ISO 9001:2008 certification for the entire unit including testing facilities. Over the years the Sohar Steel has established its strong presence in Sultanate of Oman, UAE and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Sohar Steel LLC (SMS)
Sohar Steel LLC, is the backward integration plant for SSSRM. Sohar Steel LLC is located in 250,000 square meter area in Sohar Industrial Port Companies (SIPC) area which is adjacent to the sea port of Sohar. The plant is currently capable of producing 0.5 million tonnes per annum.
The plant is capable of producing 250,000 MT of Steel Billets annually and is indented for consumption of Sharq Sohar Steel Rolling Mills LLC. The plant infrastructure is provided for the future capacity up gradation to 500,000 MT per year.
The present plant facilities include Ultra High Power (UHP) Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) with 36 MT capacity , powered by 30 MVA transformer and Ladle Furnace (LF) of 5 MVA power. The 3 strand Caster of 6 meter radius can cast billet sizes of 100, 120 and 130 mm. Hydraulic shear is used for the automatic cutting of billets. The plant is capable of receiving scrap, DRI and HBI as raw material.
Sohar Steel is equipped with modernized Wet Lab facilities and most modern type Spectrometer through which strict quality control measures are practiced to achieve the specified product quality standards.
Middle East Conversion Industries LLC (MECI)
Middle East Conversion Industries LLC (MECI), is another unit of SSSRM consisting of an Epoxy Coating plant and a Weld Mesh plant. The plant is supplied by travelbeton SA of Italy, manufactured by Carlo Banfi SPA, Elind SPA and ZEUS Italy. The capacity of the plant is about 2500 tons.
The Fusion bonded Epoxy coating plant cater to the needs of construction industry primarily in the Sultanate of Oman. Epoxy coated rebars are used by several construction companies to prevent the rusting and corrosion of rebars in specific conditions.
MECI also produces welded steel mesh which is also a product preferred by many large scale construction companies.