OSMANİYE FLAT STEEL PRODUCTION FACILITIES

Tosyalı Holding has completed its integrated iron&steel complex installation in Osmaniye with its 1 billion dollars of investment at the end of 2009. The complex in the Osmaniye Organized Industrial Zone consists of the steel mill where liquid steel production is done, the ingot production facility where the long product input material is produced, the slab production facility where the flat product input material is production, the hot sheet rolling mill where hot flat product is production, the oxygen production facility, the dedusting unit and the water purification facilities.

The contract for the facility has been made in Jan 2008 and first field activities have started in the beginning of April 2008. Its first intermediate production has been realized on July 14, 2009 in the steel mill and ingot production facilities. With the hot sheet mill and slab casting facilities starting trial production, all of the facilities have been commissioned as of end of November 2009 and the opening of our facilities was made on February 6, 2010 by our Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with a ceremony participated by nearly 30000 guests.

This investment which enables the production of flat steel, currently imported from abroad, to be produced within Turkey is making a positive 1 billion dollar contribution to Turkey's current deficit. Our facility, which reached the level of annual 1.5 million tons of production with a very successful effort in the first years of its establishment, is aiming to produce 2 million tons annually in 2012. With the realized production figure in the year 2010, Tosçelik is among the first 5 facilities in Turkey.

The facility is also noted for its environmentalist features. With the de-dusting facility costing 20 million euros the dust and gas which would be emitted into the environment are absorbed. In this facility dust emission is at the rate of one-half of those in the European Union standards.

The investment has the character of being the first flat steel production facility built from scratch by the Republic of Turkey's private sector.

With the completion of Osmaniye investments the Tosyalı Group has become a facility, the first, in Turkey, and among the counted in the world, which can produce all products from the raw material from the pipe profile production which is the field product.

As of the year 2012 it maintains in its production matrix, industrial pipes, water and gas pipes, natural gas and light pipes meeting API standards, petroleum drilling casing pipes API standards, and square, rectangular and special cross-section profiles.