A file photo of the USCO plant in Bahrain

A file photo of the USCO plant in Bahrain

USCO ‘working to resume operations at fire-hit plant’

June 2018

Bahrain-based United Stainless Steel Company (USCO), a leading stainless steel mill, said that it is working closely with authorities to investigate a fire incident at its plant, managed by ChromiumSteel, and is taking all steps to resume operations quickly.

Providing an update on the status of its plant following a fire at its premises, USCO said the company’s stringent health and safety procedures combined with effective action from authorities mitigated any injuries or fatalities on site as a result of the incident.

All employees were immediately evacuated from the premises when the fire broke out at 05.15 am with Bahrain Civil Defence fire fighters arriving directly on the scene at 05.30 am. All relevant utilities were quickly shut down to avoid additional damage onsite or to surrounding areas, limiting the effects of the fire only to the plant and its machinery, it said.

USCO is a wholly owned subsidiary of Foulath, a holding company set up in 2008 for investment in the steel industry across the GCC. 

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