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Investment Opportunity: State Company for Steel Industries

By John Lee. Iraq’s State Company for Steel Industries, which is owned by the Ministry of Industry and Minerals, has announced an investment opportunities to participate in the management and production of the following projects in accordance with the requirements fixed in the investment profiles: Sandwich Panel production Built-up sections and bridge girders production Metal […]

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IBBC Welcomes Marubeni-Itochu Steel

Japan’s Marubeni-Itochu Steel has joined the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC). The company is a joint venture between Marubeni Corporation and Itochu Corporation, established in October 2010 when the two companies merged their respective steel divisions. Its Tubular Products Division, which operates under the name Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars, supplies tubular products for the energy sector; its […]

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US Firms form Iraq Oil Services Group

By John Lee. North America Western Asia Holdings (NAWAH), U.S. Steel Tubular Products, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, and MRC Global Inc. have announced an alliance to bring critical oil well equipment into the natural resources-rich region of southern Iraq. The consortium will serve an international lineup of leading oil and gas companies […]

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Astra Upgraded due to Iraq Steel Mill

By John Lee. Aljazira Capital has raised its rating on Astra Industrial Group to overweight from neutral after the Saudi industrial conglomerate started a new steel millin Iraq. The Jeddah-based investment bank was initially expecting the melt shop of 450,000 metric tons/year of billet and mill of 300,000 mt/y of rebar to begin operations in […]

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Basra Steel Plans “on Hold”

By John Lee. the Basra Iron & Steel Company (BISCO) has reportedly put its new rebar mill investment on hold due to regional political issues. A decision on further progress is expected to be taken after talks with the Basra Investment Commission (BIC) later in September. ArabSteel reports that BISCO, an investment by Isa Unal, […]

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Details of $700m Upgrade to Basra Steel Plant

Iraq’s ministry of industry and minerals has confirmed that it has finalised a $700 million contract with Turkish group United Brothers Holding to revamp and upgrade Iraq’s State Company for Iron & Steel, reports SteelGuru. SCIS, located on the southern outskirts of Basra, has been out of action since April 2003. The company had a design […]

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Turkish Firm to Invest $700m in Steel Plant

By John Lee. The Ministry of Industry and Minerals has signed an 18-year contract with a Turkish company to run iron and steel plant in Basra. According to Steel Network, $700 million will be invested to bring production capacity to 1 million tonnes per year. Work at the plant, located in the Khor Al-Zubair, is […]

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Turkish Company Signs $700m Basra Steel Contract

By John Lee. The Basra Investment Commission has announced that the Industry Ministry signed a contract with the Turkish company UB Holding to rehabilitate iron and steel factories at a cost of $700 million. According to Aswat al-Iraq, the head of the commission said that the contract includes adding new production lines and increases annual […]

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Iraq Re-Invites Bids for 44,000 Tons of Steel Products

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly re-invited bidders to supply 44,000 metric tons of steel products, having received no bids when it first sought offers a month ago. The products include plain galvanized sheets and hollow window sections, said Trade Ministry spokeswoman Fawziyeh Hameed. According to a report from Bloomberg, the deadlines for bids are: […]

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