Inauguration of Second Phase of Sepiddasht Steel Factory
Dr. Sobhani remarked that 65 percent of the shares of the
manufacturing unit have been invested by Mobarakeh Steel Company and
the remaining 35 percent by IMIDRO.
Managing Director of Mobarakeh Steel Company, speaking at the inauguration
ceremony of the first provincial steel project in Sepiddasht, Chaharmahal
and Bakhtiari, said for the operation of the second phase of the project –
ingot producing factory – a fund of 3070 billion rials has been allocated.
He added that project is expected to become operational in the second half
of 1397 (2018/19).
According to the Public Relations Office of IMIDRO (Iranian Mines and Mining
Industries Development and Renovation Organization , Dr. Bahram Sobhani put
the fixed amount of investment for the project at 5,250 billion rials and
noted that 64 million euros has been allocated to the project in hard
The first phase of Sepiddasht Steel started operation with a production
capacity of 800 thousand tons of sponge iron in the presence of first
vice-president, minister of industry, mine and trade and head of the
executive board of IMIDRO.
Dr. Sobhani further remarked that 65 percent of the shares of the
manufacturing unit have been invested by Mobarakeh Steel Company and the
remaining 35 percent by IMIDRO.
He said the unit consists of reduction stage (converting pellet to sponge
iron) and steelmaking stage (converting sponge iron to slab) and the
production stage (steel ingot).
Sobhani said: “Implementation of the plan started in 1385 (2006/07) and its
direct reduction unit has been completed and become operational.” He noted
that 70% of the equipment of the second phase which is steelmaking has been
transported to the factory and according to projections will become
operational in the second half of 1397 (2018/19).”
Stressing that in this project one million tons of slab and hot roll will be
produced, Dr. Sobhani noted that with the implementation of the project
direct employment will be provided for 140 people and indirect working
opportunities for another 800 people.
Bakhtiari Steel Complex is situated in Sefiddaasht, about 30 km from Shahr-e