In an exclusive interview with Libya Herald, Mohamed Al-Khamaria, the Director of the Media Office of the Libyan Iron and Steel Company (LISCO), revealed that for the first time since its operation 26 years ago, the direct reduction plant in its third unit has reached the production of 650 thousand tons of hot briquetted iron (HBI), which is the design capacity of the factory.
Al-Khamaria put the achievement to the state of general stability in the country and the plant, including the stability of the electricity supply to the industrial complex, which has its own generating station and is connected to the general electricity network.
LISCO awarded quality standard
In another context, Al-Khamaria said that (Libya’s) National Centre for Standardization and Standards granted the LISCO the Libyan Quality Mark ‘‘XX’’, which adheres to the most stringent international standards and specifications in the field of iron and steel manufacturing.
He explained that this came after fulfilling the necessary conditions for obtaining the mark, conducting analyses of the samples in accredited laboratories, and verifying the effectiveness and efficiency of the company’s quality, environment and occupational safety management systems in its products.