SULB is a specialized producer of structural steel products ranging from light to medium and heavy sections. The $1.4 billion fully integrated SULB plant in Bahrain is the first and only one of its kind in the region, encompassing DRI to finished steel product. Together with a sister plant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the two SULB facilities cover a total area of 539,342 m2.
SULB has been in a position to supply structural steel to most of the region’s landmark construction projects. The GCC has seen a large increase in construction over the last decade and will continue to offer $2 trillion worth of opportunities. SULB can produce up to one million tons per year of structural steel, enabling it to cater to this vast construction growth.
Launched in 2009, with production starting in 2012, SULB is a joint venture between Bahrain’s Foulath Holding and leading steel-manufacturing company, Yamato Kogyo.
Foulath’s vision to create a fully integrated steel complex from ore to finished steel has given rise to the giant SULB steel plant. SULB enjoys a unique advantage of an assured supply of raw materials in the form of Iron ore pellets provided by sister company Bahrain Steel, “across the fence”.
SULB Bahrain’s state-of-the-art mill is based in Hidd and covers an area of 347,342 km. It has the capacity to produce 600,000 T/Y (Metric Tons per Year). The area is known as the ‘home of steel’ in Bahrain. The Hidd site has access to the vessel Khalifa Bin Salman Port, facilitating the export of finished products to world markets.
Strategically located on the island of Bahrain, SULB has some of the best logistical networks, providing easy access to international markets by sea and road via the King Fahd Causeway to Saudi Arabia.
SULB Saudi Arabia, in the Jubail Industrial Complex 150 km from the Bahrain facility, was established in 2011. This site is a 450,000 T/Y plant, focusing on the production of light to medium sections.