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MSC chief highlights production of automotive sheets, completion of Sefid Dasht Steel Complex

MSC chief highlights production of automotive sheets, completion of Sefid Dasht Steel Complex
Measures should be taken to produce special steel sheets which are used as coating in bodywork parts of vehicles and to launch the steelmaking unit at Sefid Dasht Steel Complex as soon as possible, said Managing Director of Mobarakeh Steel Company (MSC) Hamid-Reza Azimian during separate visits to Chaharmahal Bakhtiari Automotive Sheets Company (CBASCO) and Sefid Dasht Steel Complex.
After inspecting the production lines of Chaharmahal Bakhtiari Automotive Sheets Company, the MSC chief met with the company’s managers and staff members and thanked them for their performance. “Thanks to tireless efforts by staff members of this company, the automotive sheets Iranian carmakers need for the interior of their vehicles are produced locally and this is a major breakthrough for the country.”
He further said the company’s ongoing expansion projects should be completed soon so that Chaharmahal Bakhtiari Automotive Sheets Company, which is the only producer of galvanized auto sheets in the Middle East, can produce the bulk of special [galvanized] sheets used in the automotive industry.
To that end, the MSC chief said, necessary equipment has been purchased, among them, the automatic zinc coating machine, the 10-ton tensile test machine, and the automatic surface quality control, adding the country has also managed to indigenize part of the devices it needs in the auto sheet production process.                
The managing director of the Mobarakeh Steel Group went on to say that Chaharmahal Bakhtiari Automotive Sheets Company’s expansion projects will be implemented in cooperation with Iran Khodro, SAPCO (Supplying Automotive Parts Company), MSC, and the company which is a party to the contract.
Head of Mobarakeh Steel Group urges speedy completion of steelmaking unit at Sefid Dasht Steel Complex
Later, Hamid-Reza Azimian visited Sefid Dasht Steel Complex and underlined the need for the company to complete its steelmaking project.
He said the project to build the company’s steelmaking unit and install the required equipment is over 70 percent complete, adding thanks to efforts by staff members and the support the company has been given the steelmaking unit is projected to be inaugurated according to plan: in the second half of next year (the six months to late March 2020).  
In his meeting with the company’s senior managers and staff members, Azimian said the launch of the steelmaking unit is yet another step toward meeting the target Mobarakeh Steel Group has set: accounting for more than 45 percent of the steel the country produces.
The MSC chief appreciated the performance of the staff at Sefid Dasht Steel Complex as far as sponge iron production is concerned and said, “In light of the fact that the staff at the Direct Reduction Unit produced 300,000 tons of sponge iron by October 22, 2018, which amounts to half of the annual volume the unit is projected to produce by yearend, the stage should be set for the unit to reach its nominal capacity as soon as possible.”
As for water supply in the company, Azimian said that efforts should be made to swiftly complete Sefid Dasht Complex’s water treatment facility which has progressed 20 percent already and another project to transfer wastewater in Borujen to the company for treatment and recycling in the production lines. 
It should be noted that at the end of these inspection tours, the managing director of Mobarakeh Steel Group held separate meetings with the two companies’ managers and exchanged views on the issues raised during the visits.

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