A further step towards energy-efficient and low-GHG steel production enabled by digitalization,
SULB and SMS digital, a company of SMS group, cooperate with Vetta and Midrex Technologies, Inc. are partners to the project.
SULB operates an integrated steelworks in Hidd, Bahrain. A key asset of the mill is the flexible combi-caster. In 2011, SMS supplied the complete equipment for the steelworks on a turnkey basis as a minimill with an annual capacity of 850,000 tons of steel.
In 2012, a 1.5 million tons-per-year MIDREX® Direct Reduction Plant was added to the complex.
In 2020, SULB initiated the Energy Audit project with the support of Tamkeen, a public authority helping industries and businesses in Bahrain. The objective of the project is to improve energy efficiency through increasing plant operational efficiency and making full use of secondary energy and residual heat.