The Libyan Iron and steel is considered one of the largest industrial companies in Libya , located on an area of 1,200 hectares near the town of Misrata , just 210 kilometres to the east of the city of Tripoli .
The design capacity of the company’s 1.700 million tons of liquid steel per annum adopting direct reduction of iron pellets using domestic natural gas .
The foundation stone was laid for the company in 18/09/1979 , marking the award of heavy manufacturing base in Libya .
On 09/09/1989 the opening of production units and so the company has entered the stage of production.
And the company has the following production units :
1 -direct reduction plant ( 3 units ) .
2 –steel melt shops(1.2 ) .
3 -bar and rod mills ( 4 lines ) .
4-bar rolling mill(2)
5 -light and medium section mill .
6 –hot strip mill.
7 -cold strip mill .
8 -galvanizing line .
9 -coating line .
It also includes many of the ancillary units and facilities , including:
1 -port and pellet stock yard.
2 -power and water desalination plant.
3 -oxygen and compressed air.
4 -lime plant .
5 -Central Workshop .
6 -Training Centre .
7 -quality control laboratories .
8 -The resort and beach club .
As part of the company’s interest and strive to respond to the customer’s requests , and to impose its position in international markets between steel companies the company has adopted a system of international standards for quality (iso 9001/2000) and formed a council for quality assurance of the effectiveness of its application and in order to achieve desired goals , the Libyan Iron and Steel company has acquired the twelfth Europe Award of quality in 1998 , and obtained the international quality certificate (iso 9001/2000 ) on 25/03/2002 .