Pasargad Steel Complex (P.J.S.)a privately held company, was established in south east of Shiraz city, south wing of Maharloo Lake (Shiraz-Jahrom Road) as a fully-furnished integrated steelmaking complex, incorporating all relevant stages of steel making value added chain from collecting iron ore run-of-mine to producing various types of alloy steel in compliance with the international standards, in a surface area extended in three million square meters.
Achievement of our goals, is possible by continuous innovation, optimum allocation of the resources, environmentally adaptable and friendly methods for steel production, application of best ethical practices and standards in the industry, recruitment of the most capable workforce and continuously investing on our human capital resources in various aspects, and maximizing return on the investment.
The factory design concept from the very first, was to receive iron ore from local mines nationwide and further processing of run-of-mine by crushing, iron ore concentration, converting iron ore concentrate to pellet, reducing pellet to sponge iron (DRI), melting DRI through EAF, and converting molten steel to various types of alloy steel through secondary metallurgy (Ladle Furnace and Vacuum Degassing process).
Our melt shop including electric arc furnace (EAF), ladle furnace (LF) and continuous casting machine (CCM), capable of close casting, have been commissioned and are in operation since 2013 and our vacuum degassing plant (VD/VOD) commissioned in early 2019; currently, by operating such advanced and up-to-date equipment and qualified operators, we are able to produce different steel grades in form of billets and blooms in various sizes which can be further processed in wire rod rolling mills to produce SBQ quality wire rods and industrial rods and other industrial products such as seamless pipes.
According to the initial plan and design, in order to complete our value added chain within the complex, we simultaneously started the second and third phases of extension and development. Under the graces of God, the first DRI mega module plant for sponge iron production was commissioned on October 2019 and the second DRI plant with 1.8 million tons/year is under construction and is expected to be commissioned by March 2021; also, machinery procurement for the first and second concentration plants, first and second pelletizing plants, each having 3.4 million ton/year capacity, and lime calcination plant with 250,000 ton/year capacity, have been done. All these developments are under construction with over 65% physical progress that are expected to be in operation by March 2020.
The technology used in DR plants is Midrex®, built by applying the latest technological modifications. The first DR plant module which is in operation, will soon start producing hot DRI (HDRI) for hot charging to EAF; thus, will be the first hot charging plant in the country which enables us to increase melt shop production by at list 20% and access the best electric energy efficiency in the industry.
DRI production of the second DR module will be completely converted to Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI) and will be exported to international market. Downstream steel industries, including seamless pipe producers, welding electrode manufactures, hot heading and cold heading industries, spring manufacturers, wires drawing industries, steel shafts and bearing, which are basically imported at present, will be produced down-stream from our products.
Applying state-of-the art vacuum degassing plant, advancement in secondary metallurgy process, and using advanced closed casting method, enabled us to produce various superior quality clean steel for the most advanced industrial application.
In line with countries strategic plans for advancement of national rail system and increase its capability and capacity, by collaboration and supporting of the directors at national and provincial levels, The Complex will soon be connected to under-construction Shiraz- Bushehr railway and the national rail network via a 28 km branch line from Kavar railway station; thus, the above rail network will be used for incoming raw materials and outgoing products. This rail way connection will have a great impact in increasing road safety, reducing emission, decreasing provincial road traffic and lowering logistic costs for the company. At the same time, it will be providing a secure, considerable and long term income for national rail system.
The Complex not only enjoys the right to use the water from the under-construction Kavar dam; but with the sincere cooperation of directors and officials in the regional water organization, The Complex is provided with five hundred liters of water per second from Shiraz drainage source and water treatment facilities in south of Shiraz city; through which, thank God, uninterrupted operation of Pasargad Steel Complex and sustainable employment for some thousands present and future potential employees by this industrial plant is guaranteed.