Bahrain has the world’s first fully-integrated steel manufacturing facility, the Foulath Steel Complex
, which houses these subsidiaries:
● Gulf Industrial Investment Company (GIIC),
a worldclass pelletising company that started operation in 1984 and has an annual capacity of 11 million tonnes. It is one of three merchant plants in the world and the only one in the Middle East.
● United Stainless Steel Company (USCO), the region’s first manufacturer of stainless steel. USCO operates a world class internationally accredited mill that has production capacity of 100,000 tons per year of cold rolled stainless steel. Its products are of the highest quality and manufactured through well established processes that incorporate the most advanced technical expertise.
● United Steel Company (SULB),
which will be the region’s only producer of beams and medium and heavy structural steel sections. SULB will be the lowest cost producer of its kind in the world and, once fully operational, will replace approximately 14% of the current imports of medium and heavy beams and structural sections into the Middle East markets.
Other downstream steel manufacturers include UNIROL
, Bahrain’s High Quality Reinforcement Steel Plant which produces 200,000 tonnes of rebars per annum.