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The melting and molding unit of
Hormuzgan Steel Complex was launched on Monday at the presence of
President Ahmadinejad and the Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mehdi
Ghazanfari in the Persian Gulf port City of Bandar Abbas, the capital
city of Hormuzgan Province.
Hormuzgan Steel Complex currently has an annual production capacity
of 1.5 million tons of raw steel, and the figure is expected to climb to
3 million tons given the prepared infrastructure in the complex.
The complex, which has been equipped by a reputable German company,
enjoys advanced technologies in the fields of melting, production of
giant steel ingots, pollution control and software systems.
The major raw steel producers of Iran are the Mobarakeh Steel Mill,
with approximately 47 percent of the market share, the Khuzestan Steel
Company with about 23 percent, the Isfahan Foundry with about 20
percent, and the Iran National Steel Industries Group with approximately
10 percent of the market share.
According to the World Steel Association (WSA), Iran was the second
leading steel producer in the Middle East in 2010 after Turkey.
Iran is among the 15 major mineral-rich countries of the world and
exports its industrial and mineral products to 159 countries, including
Iraq, China, the United Arab Emirates, India and Afghanistan.
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