Local Member Chapters


Past Middle East North Africa (MENA) Member Chapter Events

Webinar — May 2021
The Middle East North Africa Member Chapter conducted an Environmental Sustainability and Energy Conservation webinar on Tuesday, 25 May. Karim Alshurafa, SMS group Inc., moderated four presentations for the audience of 133 attendees.
The webinar provided an overview of recent steel industry carbon emission reduction innovations from steel producers, academia and suppliers. Topics included: reduction in blast furnace production and the trend toward electric arc furnace steelmaking with scrap or direct reduced iron; hydrogen use in direct reduced iron processes with hydrogen created via green electricity; European developments under the Ultra-Low CO2 Steelmaking (ULCOS) program; and chemical production from waste gases.

Presentations:

  • “Review of Hydrogen Steelmaking Routes,” by Karim Badr, RHI Magnesita.

  • “CO2 Neutral Steelmaking Efforts Over the Past Decade,” by Thomas Bürgler, voestalpine Steel Division.

  • “The Combined Efficiency of Green HBI/DRI With Smelting Technology in the MENA Region,” by Alberto Bregante, SMS group Inc.

  • “Steps to Produce Greener Iron in the MENA Region,” by Amr Abdelghany, Cairo University.

The Middle East North Africa Member Chapter’s webinar on 25 May included four presentations on recent steel industry carbon emission reduction innovations. Karim Alshurafa (top row, right) served as moderator; presenters included Amr Abdelghany (top row, left), Thomas Bürgler (bottom row, left) and Alberto Bregante (bottom row, right).

Webinar — February 2021
The AIST MENA Provisional Member Chapter conducted a webinar focused on direct reduced iron (DRI) technology on Tuesday, 23 February 2021. Ashraf Hanna, RHI Magnesita and MENA Member Chapter programs chair, moderated four presentations for the audience of 95 attendees.
Presentations:

  • “Effect of DRI on EAF Operation,” by Ali El-Keshawy and Omar Ahmad, EZZ Steel Mill.

  • “The Direct Reduction Technology for a Sustainable Steel Industry,” by Jorge Martinez, Tenova HYL.

  • “MIDREX® Technology: The World Standard for Direct Reduction Ironmaking,” by David Oswald, Midrex

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  • “Tosyali Algérie, Largest DRI Plant in the World,” by Mohammad R. Siddiqui, Tosyali Algérie Fer et Acier.

The AIST MENA Provisional Member Chapter hosted a webinar on direct reduced iron (DRI) technology on 23 February 2021 (left to right, top row): David Oswald, Midrex Technologies Inc.; Ashraf Hanna, RHI Magnesita and MENA Member Chapter programs chair; Ali El-Keshawy, EZZ Steel Mill; (left to right, bottom row): Mohammad Siddiqui, Tosyali Algérie Fer et Acier, and Jorge Martinez, Tenova HYL.

MENA Steel Forum 2020
10–12 November 2021 • Virtual Conference