Amreli Steels announces further expansion plan
KARACHI: In an announcement at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), the Board of Directors of Amreli Steels Limited approved phase two of the expansion plan of the company presented by the management in line with its long-term vision of being the first million-ton quality rebars manufacturer of the country.
The Board in its meeting approved in principle the second phase of expansion of the company, subject to the approval of technical feasibility and successful financial close of the proposed transaction.
The Board approved the increase in steel melting capacity at Dhabeji for making billets from 400,000 to 600,000 tons per annum with expected time line for completion in FY 17-18. Increase in rolling mill capacity at Dhabeji was also approved for making rebars from 300,000 to 425,000 tons per annum, with expected time line for completion in FY 18-19.
The Board also approved increase in rolling mill capacity at SITE Karachi for making rebars from 180,000 to 325,000 tons per annum with expected time line for completion in FY 18-19. After expansion the company will boast a total rebar capacity of 750,000 tons per annum.
On this occasion, Shayan Akberali, Managing Director at Amreli Steels Limited said that the expansion will further enhance the foot print of Amreli Steels Limited across the country by supplying quality rebars for infrastructure development and fulfilling needs of retail customers across Pakistan. “Technical consultants of international repute have been invited to submit their bid for final selection within the month of May 2017 to commence the technical feasibility on phase two of the expansion as early as possible”, he added.—PR
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