Tuwairqi Steel Mills’ first shipment of 40,000 tons of DRI Grade Oxide Pellets having iron ore content of 67 percent arrived at Port Qasim, Karachi on Friday. The arrival of oxide pellets marks a major milestone in the successful completion and operation of TSML’s DRI Plant. The raw material has been imported from Sohar, Oman, and selected to optimise productivity, energy consumption and overall economics of the plant.
Commenting on the achievement, Sindh Board of Investment Chairman Zubair Motiwalla said that “the arrival of TSML’s first shipment puts faith and strong belief in the project that will greatly help in augmenting the efforts towards completion of the DRI project this year.”
Reflecting on this momentous occasion, Director Projects Zaigham Adil Rizvi said: “The successful arrival of first ship of DRI Grade Oxide Pellets in Pakistan is the reward for the dedication and hard work shown by TSML family. It’s a huge milestone in TSML journey, the journey built on hope, faith, and perseverance as we strive to achieve our goal of a successful and respected company that not only works for the betterment of itself, but also the betterment of Pakistan.”
Head of Logistics Dr Parwaiz Khan said that “the DRI Grade oxide pellets imported from Oman have been mined in Brazil. The ore has been beneficiated and pelletised in Sohar and is eventually made most suitable for the DRI reduction process. It has been selected keeping in consideration the chemical and physical characteristics, reduction properties and overall economics of the DRI Plant.” Senior Executive Vice President Rafiq Bengali of National Bank of Pakistan also graced the occasion with his presence.-PR