Al Watania Steel of Qatar is due to commission a light sections bar mill in April 2012 . The 400kt/y mill will produce 816mm rebar and 5.5mm wire rod and rebar in coils.

The company will source billet from Qatar Steel and elsewhere and sell product into the GCC area.

Al Watania Steel is part of the Al Watania Group which has a steel wire plant and is also is planning to build a 1Mt/y EAF steelworks in Saudi Arabia to be called Arkan Steel. Rolled output is planned at 700kt/y in two phases with 500kt to be operational in January 2013.