Algerian Qatari Steel has contracted Danieli for a plant upgrade to expand the product range as well as the productivity of small sizes at Danieli minimill complex for long products in the industrial area of Bellara in Willaya of Jijel in Algeria. Rolling mill 1, a bar mill operating in hot-charge mode and producing 16 to 40 mm-dia, will be upgraded with the installation of additional equipment to be able also to produce small sizes, such as 12, 14 and 16 mm-dia on two strands. One new convertible stand, four new gearboxes and a two-strand water quenching and tempering box will be installed. Furthermore, the five-strand billet caster 1, which is currently producing 150-mm square billets, will be equipped with new moulds and secondary cooling system to cast also130-mm sections and allow energy savings for the production of the smallest rolled bars. The implementation of the new equipment is planned by Q4 of 2024. The two meltshops, two bar rolling mills and one wirerod mill produce overall 2 million tonnes per year of finished products from steel scrap.