Qatar Steel News

30 Dec 2020

Mr. Abdulrahman Ali Al-Abdulla is appointed in October 2020, by HE Minister of State for Energy Affairs, Chairman and Managing Director of Industries Qatar (IQ) as the new Managing Director & CEO of Qatar Steel starting from Jan 1, 2021. Mr. Al-Abdulla holds a Bachelor degree in Science and Business Administration (major in Marketing) from University of Denver Colorado, USA in 1992. He brings a wealth of experience, cumulated over twenty eight (28) years of services in Qatar Petroleum (QP) and QP affiliates. With his huge expertise in local and international marketing, selling, and distribution of Chemical, Petrochemical and Steel products, he was appointed in multiple capacities by HE Minister of State for Energy Affairs and Chairman and MD of Industries Qatar (IQ). Before assuming his new role in Qatar Steel, he was appointed by HE Minister of Energy and Industry as Project Director to establish Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Read more…

09 Nov 2020

On 6th November 2020 Qatar Steel celebrated the completion of 12 months period without a single Lost Time Injury amongst its workforce, including contractors’ employees. This distinct milestone of having an LTIFR of 0 (ZERO) is achieved first time in Qatar Steel, and only a first step on its journey towards Safety Excellence. The company also recorded a never achieved before landmark of working 10 million man-hours without a Lost Time Injury during the first week of November 2020. These hours were accumulated since last Contractor LTI and Qatar Steel LTI respectively. Qatar Steel embarked on a journey towards Zero Harm nearly three years ago with an ambitious goal at its heavy industry plant in Mesaieed. The strategy included safety culture transformation, with focus on visible felt leadership, behavioral change for its employees, as well as focus on contractor employees. Management commitment and dedication, a robust Safety Observation program, and Read more…

12 Apr 2020

Qatar Steel became the first company in the Middle East and one of the four companies in the world to achieve “1 Rosette” rating for our good performance compared with other 22 certified companies complying only basic requirements of “PASS” rating, to be approved by the authority of UK CARES under sustainable construction steel certification scheme, for the production of continuous cast steel billets and hot rolled steel bar for the reinforcement of concrete. Launched in 2009, CARES Certification Scheme for Sustainable Constructional Steel is to ensure confidence in the constructional steel performance across all the aspects of sustainability, economic, social and environmental. This certification is one step towards improving upon the sustainability performance of reinforcement bars with a systematic approach to management systems. Reinforcing steel is a significant part of any major construction project. The supply chain for reinforcing steel, its production, distribution, processing and delivery to a construction Read more…

08 Mar 2020

In a special ceremony, Qatar Steel bid farewell to employees working in the Steel Making Dept. the Supply Chain & Logistics Dept. and the Maintenance & Engineering Dept. The ceremony was attended by MD & CEO and all Chief Officers heading different Departments. Mr. Mohammed Nasser Al Hajri, MD & CEO, thanked all of them individually for the contribution they made while working in Qatar Steel and wished best of luck for their life ahead. An appreciation certificate was handed over to each of the employees by MD & CEO himself. The presence of management and employees created a memorable ambience all around.

04 Mar 2020

Qatar Steel organised a blood donation campaign at the Company’s headquarters in Mesaieed Industrial City (MIC) in collaboration with the Blood Donor Centre of Hamad Medical Corporation. The humanitarian drive was held as part of enhancing the commitment of Qatar Steel and its employees towards the community. The campaign’s aim is to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation as a humanitarian initiative. Qatar Steel’s employees responded remarkably to the campaign and commended this initiative, which encourages humanitarian activities and is part of the efforts to foster the Company’s attitude and standing towards social responsibility. “This campaign is part of the Company’s strategic goals”, said Qatar Steel Chief Human Capital Officer Mr. Issa Hassan Al Hajri, “We are proud to cooperate with the Blood Donor Centre of Hamad Medical Corporation and conferring this act a prime significance in the community upliftment. I would like to thank all the blood Read more…

13 Feb 2020

The celebration of the Sport Day is a reflection of the vision of Qatar 2030 that aims to raise awareness towards sport and its importance in the building of a nation and making it an essential part of the daily life of the people in Qatar. In consistent with the concept, Qatar Steel participated in the celebration of National Sport Day to promote the benefits of an active healthy lifestyle among its employees and their families. In the presence of the Managing Director & CEO Eng. Mohammed bin Nasser Al Hajri, Chief officers, Departments managers and a large number of employees and their families, a series of sport activities were planned and executed. Qatar Steel organized fitness activities and fun sport including march past, slow jogging, race, tug-off-war, and team games like, football, cricket, long tennis and basketball. An abundant enthusiasm was noticed among the employees. In the course of Read more…

23 Jan 2020

Qatar Steel MD & CEO Eng. Mohammed bin Nasser Al-Hajri, Chief Officers and Dept. Managers honoured a number of employees at a special ceremony held at Qatar Steel Doha Office, marking their end of service. Eng. Mohammed bin Nasser Al-Hajri expressed his appreciation for their dedication and generous support over the years. He wished them the best of luck and continued success wherever they may find themselves in future.

23 Dec 2019

Qatar Steel Company, the first integrated steel plant in Arabian Gulf, hold its 35th Quality Control Forum in GRAND HYATT Hotel. This is an important event on the company’s calendar, and was attended by MD & CEO, Chiefs and other Department Managers, other than the employees of the company. Aiming toward Building the Future, the QC Circle activities are aimed at encouraging employees to create new ideas in order to improve working conditions, safety, and individual development for the growth of the organization. Elaborating on the significance of QC Circle in Qatar Steel, MD & CEO of Qatar Steel Eng. Mohammed Nasser Al-Hajri said, ‘Qatar Steel constantly endeavors to move beyond the traditional “total quality management” to explore how we can create a culture in which employees “live” quality in all their actions – where they are passionate about quality as a personal value, and not just simply obeying an Read more…

17 Dec 2019

Under the motto of ‘The path of excellence is arduous’ Qatar Steel participated in the celebration of Qatar National Day at Qatar National Convention Centre. Qatar Steel’s Managing Director & CEO Eng. Mohammed bin Nasser Al-Hajri, the executive leadership team and a large number of the employees as well as their families were present in the celebration. Speaking on this occasion, Managing Director & CEO Eng. Mohammed bin Nasser Al-Hajri commented that, “I take this opportunity to extend my sincerest congratulations to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, His Highness the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani, and distinguished people including the residents of Qatar.” He added, “Qatar National Day is an occasion to recall the vision and journey of the Founder of the State, the Late Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani”, “his timeless efforts Read more…

25 Nov 2019

Qatar Steel has been accredited with an exclusive recognition on technical competence of having testing laboratory in a bid to realize the motto of building the future. Quality Assurance Laboratory of Qatar Steel is now accredited by TURKAK (Turkish Accreditation Institution, Turkey), for Chemical and Mechanical testing of carbon steel used for reinforcement of concrete in Qatar and worldwide. TURKAK is a signatory to the European co-operation for Accreditation and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). In addition, Qatar Steel is the first steel company as on date has achieved a performance rating of “VERY GOOD” for the prestigious BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing Certification from CARES UK after the successful reassessment audit conducted along with CARES SCS Scheme Surveillance Audit. On the other hand, Qatar Steel becomes the first rebar manufacturer in the GCC region that obtains the Certificate of Product Performance from Australasian Certification Authority for On the other hand, Read more…

20 Nov 2019

Qatar Steel received the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Excellence Award for 2018/2019 from the World Steel Association in recognition of the Company’s performance to ongoing commitment to preservation of HSE in the plant. Eng. Mohammed bin Nasser Al Hajri, MD & CEO of Qatar Steel was pleased with the recognition that Qatar Steel received from the World Steel Association. He said, “Receiving this award reflects our efforts in applying and adopting the best practices in our operational processes, and our ongoing commitment to safe operation while preserving the environment and complying with the health and safety standards, making Qatar Steel more sustainable.” “Caring for employees and the environment is one of our values in Qatar Steel. Continued efforts to consolidate, select and integrate the best a practice in HSE protection are part of the work towards realising the Company’s strategic objectives, which include rationalisation of consumption and reduction of Read more…

19 Nov 2019

Qatar Steel participated in ‘BEAT DIABETES’ awareness campaign at Mesaieed plant site and as part of its CSR initiatives in association with Qatar Metabolic Institutes (QMI, Hamad Corporation) to stem the tide of this rapidly increasing worldwide epidemic. Almost every employees of different nationalities took the initiatives to participate in the campaign and received the result of assessment done on their blood samples. Many employees who were not aware of the conditions, and about its seriousness, found the campaign very helpful and eye opener. This awareness campaign was aimed at promoting early diagnosis, and preventing or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Two separate interactive sessions were planned for the employees. Detailed illustrations were presented and question and answer sessions were encouraged and responded by QMI and Qatar Steel Medical Doctor at length to remove misconceptions about the disease. Doctors recommended that weight loss and a healthful diet are Read more…

17 Nov 2019

There’s no better way to learn than on-the-job. As part of their internship program, Qatar University Engineering students mentored by teaching faculties visited Qatar Steel to get an in-depth knowledge on steel making process and HSE standards being followed at plant site. The briefing was made by L & D Department to the students on the technological up-gradations being executed in various parts of the plant and the importance of developing quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being of the society. This visit is expected to add value to their understanding and will provide an deep insight into the real working environment of the industry. Qatar University faculty members thanked Qatar Steel Management for providing such an illustrative knowledge sharing training and expressed to have many such training in future.

31 Oct 2019

Gesticulation to recognize employees and appreciate them for their exemplary services is part of Qatar Steel’s culture. Acknowledging one such employee, MD & CEO Eng. Mohammed Bin Nasser Al-Hajri today deliberated appreciation for Mr. Mohamed Mahmoud Sayed Barakat and conferred him with certificate of appreciation for his professional ethics and integrity towards his job role and responsibilities. Employee recognition is all about acknowledging the hard work and accomplishments of the individuals and teams within the organization. It’s really about creating an emotional connection with employees, and supporting the work employees does and staying authentic to company’s values.

29 Oct 2019

The month of October is internationally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of women to increase awareness of the disease. As part of our social responsibility and in our effort to cultivate a healthy and sustainable society, we proactively campaigned in Qatar Steel in co-operation with Health, Safety and Environment Department and Qatar Steel Medical Clinic.  It aimed at raising the awareness for the disease, and help other women to become aware of it and take action to prevent it. Let’s make this society free from the disease.

02 Oct 2019

Qatar Steel conducted Communication Skills Program for its Qatari employees from 22nd to 23rd September 2019 at Grand Hyatt Hotel. The program provided participants with the practical tools and techniques required to enhance proficiency in business communication and develop a positive, polished, and professional image.

22 Jul 2019

In an effort to inspire vision, develop commitment, and instill leadership skills to achieve outstanding performance, a leadership seminar was organized at the Learning & Development Auditorium of Qatar Steel. The seminar was delivered by Mr. Salah Ibrahim Babiker Karga, Advisor – MD & CEO’s office. With an ever-increasing younger and dynamic workforce entering and assuming prime roles in Qatar Steel, the seminar is expected to provide a comprehensive range of leadership skills that will help in the accelerating changes in the workplace for a better tomorrow.

17 Jul 2019

Qatar Steel’s Managing Director and CEO Engr. Mohammed bin Nasser Al-Hajri, Chief Officers and other department managers bid farewell in honour of Mr. Mohammed Saleh Al-Mahdi (Manager – Administration Division) and Mr. Salah Ibrahim Babiker Karga (Advisor- MD & CEO’s Office) in a gathering held at Sheraton Hotel Doha on July 14, 2019. Eng. Mohammed bin Nasser Al-Hajri applauded Mr. Mohammed Saleh Al-Mahdi as one of the foremost leaders in Qatar Steel. Management remembered his dedication and sacrifice. He also expressed his appreciation for Mr. Salah Ibrahim Babiker Karga (Advisor- MD & CEO’s Office) for upholding the work ethics and commitment all throughout his career in Qatar Steel. The Chief Officers and the department managers thanked Mr. Mohammed Saleh Al-Mahdi and Mr. Salah Ibrahim Babiker Karga for their long dedicated services to Qatar Steel and wished then best of luck for their future endeavours.

03 Jul 2019

Under the broad framework of Corporate Social Responsibility, and service commitment to Qatari society, Qatar Steel Company, one of the largest integrated steel plant in Middle East, announces its support to the Qatar Cancer Society (QSC), a non-profit organization working towards generating awareness on cancer and cancer prevention in Qatar. Qatar Steel is delighted to showcase its CSR activities along with other societal activities sharing Vision, Mission and Values in an effort to enhance social investment in Qatar in support of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

20 May 2019

As part of its social responsibility and support for community activities, Qatar Steel Public Relations & Communications Department visited Dreama Center in Qatar to join the children their Garangao night celebrations, coinciding with mid-Ramadan. This initiative celebrates the customs and traditions closely associated with the heritage of Qatar and the Company’s aim is to bring joy and happiness to the hearts of children. The Garangao night is a popular traditional event cherished by children in Qatar. Dressed in brightly decorated clothes, children wander around the streets until late into the night singing the special Garangao song. Qatar Steel takes part in the Garangao night celebrations being an event, which brings joy not only to children, but to adults as well. We seize this happy opportunity to extend congratulations to all local and expatriate families in Qatar, wishing them and their children happiness and joy. Happy Garangao to you all!

06 May 2019

Qatar Steel organized OPEN DAY for Qataris in Sheraton Grand Hotel to provide with employment and training opportunities for university graduates in order to enhance their abilities, refine talents and make them able to deal with the challenges of national development. Through this recruitment drive, Qatar Steel has introduced many career opportunities and took direct interviews of the attendees. The open career day attracted a lot of promising Qatari youths. Mr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Mahdi, Division Manager – Administration stated that Qatar Steel is one of the leading companies in the iron and steel industry and is constantly expanding and developing, aiming at hiring qualified Qatari nationals for different positions. Qatar Steel OPEN DAY is part of its commitment to implement the Qatarization Plan in line with QNV 2030’s. He added that Open Day is an opportunity for us to meet the nationals face to face, discuss with them Read more…

28 Apr 2019

In a special ceremony, Qatar Steel Company “Qatar Steel” recognized 202 of its long-service employees, who have completed 10 – 40 years of work, in acknowledgement and appreciation of their efforts, commitment and dedication in serving the Company throughout the years. Qatar Steel Managing Director & General Manager Eng. Mohammed bin Nasser Al-Hajri, departmental managers and senior staff were present. On the occasion, Eng. Mohammed bin Nasser Al-Hajri said: “Qatar Steel has a long of tradition of holding this ceremony to recognise long-service employees in appreciation of their efforts and dedication throughout their years of service.” “This annual recognition tradition is the way the Company expresses its pride in its technical and administrative staff with excellent expertise and skills in various fields”, added Al-Hajri, “It represents a motivation for employees to give their best in order to enable Qatar Steel to realise its strategic goals and contribute positively to promoting Read more…

25 Apr 2019

Qatar Steel celebrated the Occupational Health and Safety Day as an occasion marking the Company’s tradition of emphasising its corporate social responsibility and its full awareness of the importance of maintaining health, safety and the environment (HSE). Present during the ceremony were Qatar Steel Managing Director & General Manager Eng. Mohammed bin Nasser Al-Hajri, Division Managers, Departmental Managers and employees. The event included several awareness presentations by the Qatar Steel Health, Safety & Environment Department. On the occasion, Eng. Mohammed bin Nasser Al-Hajri, Qatar Steel Managing Director & General Manager, stated as a member of the World Steel Association, Qatar Steel pays paramount attention to this occasion with a view to emphasising its commitment to ensure a safe accident-free work environment and foster efforts aimed at raising HSE standards in order to protect the lives of all Qatar Steel staff. Al-Hajri stressed the high significance of the occupational health and Read more…

16 Apr 2019

Blood Donation Campaign

As part of its commitment to continue supporting community services and encouraging for philanthropic activities, Qatar Steel organized a blood donation campaign at Qatar Steel plant location (in Mesaieed Industrial City) in cooperation and coordination with the HMC Blood Transfusion Unit. As part of Qatar Steel’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, which includes a wide range of health awareness programs and support to health organizations in the country, this annual campaign was organized to boast blood reserves in the country. The employees from the various departments participated in this campaign, and showed their responsiveness and awareness towards the importance of blood donation and its impact on society. On this occasion, Mr. Mohammed Saleh Al-Mahdi, Administration Div. Manager, praised the campaign and level of participation by Qatar Steel employees and applauded the cooperation received from Hamad Medical Corporation and jointly fostering the humanitarian goals. Al-Mahdi said that blood donation in the company Read more…

14 Mar 2019

Qatar Steel Participates in 8th Annual Career Fair for Universities

Qatar Steel participated in the 8th Annual Career Fair for Universities & Work Sectors, organized by Al-Wakra Secondary School under the auspices of HE Dr Mohammed Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi Minister of Education and Higher Education, to provide students and parents deep insight into the job market requirements and familiarize them with the prospective career and academic paths available. The inauguration ceremony was attended by His Excellency Mr.Sultan Al-Khater – Undersecretary at Ministry of Economy and Commerce & Mr. Yousef Al-Abdullah – school principal, other faculties and a number of high ranking officials and dignitaries from Ministry of Education and Higher Education, as well as government organizations and diplomatic missions accredited to Qatar. The event aimed at providing Qatari students an opportunity to interact face to face with the employers to enquire about the job market requirements, and get abreast of the academic and career options available. Over 50 local Read more…

07 Mar 2019

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
04 Mar 2019

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As part of QSR activities and an inseparable component of corporate strategy, today Qatar Steel provided financial assistance to Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs, to facilitate in their medical project aiming to help medically deprived people requiring hearing aids, wheel chairs (manual and automated), power spectacles, medically compatible beds with special features, and prosthetics for amputees, to name a few. In an effort to spread positivity and optimism, Qatar Steel is committed to develop a strong and sustainable society.

25 Feb 2019

Qatar Career Fair

Qatar Steel participated in the thirteenth edition of annual career fair at Qatar University, organized by the Center for Professional Development at the University, held on February 18-21, 2019. It was inaugurated by H.E. Dr. Hassan bin Rashid Al Durham – President of Qatar University. The participation in the Career Fair is intended to providing promising job opportunities for the pool of Qatari nationals, develop them and prepare them for leadership positions in the company. It also aims to encourage the national graduates and young professionals to join the iron and steel sector. In line with Qatar National Vision 2030 that constitutes a beacon that guides economic, social, human and environmental development of the country in the coming decade, Qatar Steel is proactive to continuously invest in human capital and to guide the younger generation on their career path. Mr. Mohammed Saleh Al Mahdi, Administration Division Manager, said: “Qatar Steel Read more…

13 Feb 2019

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Consistent with efforts to promote the benefits of an active healthy lifestyle, Qatar Steel participated in the celebration of National Sports Day.   In the presence of the Managing Director and General Manager Eng. Mohammed bin Nasser Al Hajri, Division and Departments managers and a large number of employees, a series of sport activities were planned and executed. Qatar Steel organized fitness activities and fun sport including march past, slow jogging, race, tug-off-war, and playing team games like, football, cricket and basketball. An abundant enthusiasm was noticed among the employees. In the course of the event, Eng. Mohammed Bin Nasser Al Hajri thanked His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, for his generous initiative to dedicate one day for sport activities and raising the interest among the people who are the true wealth of the country. Healthy people reflects a healthy nation and Read more…

05 Feb 2019