Jalalabad Zarand Iron Ore Complex
Jalalabad Zarand Iron Ore Complex, located 35 km northwest of the city of
Zarand in Kerman Province, is among the major iron ore reserves of Iran.
Specifications of the Reserve
The existing reserve of the iron ore mine in Jalalabad is estimated at about
191.5 million tons, with the following specifications: FeO 16.9% - S 1.37%
- P 0.067% - Fe 4.037%.
Iron ore extraction in 1395 (2016/2017) was over 1,745 million tons and more
than 1.1 million tons of granulated iron ore were produced. The complex has
created direct job opportunities for 619 people and indirect employment for
Construction of Low Alloy Hematite Iron Ore Processing Plant
After holding the bid for inviting investors, Fakoor Sanat Company was
granted the license to build a plant for processing low alloy hematite iron
ore with a capacity of 600 thousand tons of concentrates. The plant was
constructed by January 2017 and is now under operation. So far, over 25,000
tons of concentrates with an alloy of 66.5% has been produced at the plant.
This project is one of the high-grade projects of IMIDRO (Iranian Mines and
Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization) in line with
increasing the efficiency and optimum use of the resources and reserves of
Products and Supply Process
The complex supplies the steel industry with its products including
different types of granulated and lump iron ore.
Jalalabad has undertaken the responsibility of providing the feed for MIDHCO
(Middle East Mines Industries Development Holding Company) and Fakoor Sanat
Company and supplies various products to the industry.
Meanwhile, the complex has obtained evidence indicating existence of
valuable elements and compounds in its deposits, tailings and low alloy
products and is working on their full identification, percentage of
abundance, methods of extraction, technical and economic justifications and
attraction of investors.
In addition, the complex has received international readiness and proposals
for presenting its products at the stock and international markets which are
warmly welcomed by the complex in case the relevant permits are issued.
Opportunities for Attraction of Foreign Investment
With regard to the great potentials in the field of existence of other
non-ferrous metals in Jalalabad iron ore deposit and the initial measures
that have been taken, an appropriate ground has been created in the complex
for the attraction of foreign investors to complete technical studies and
construct factories for processing mineral substances and extraction of
In this regard, the complex has recently announced its readiness for the
implementation and completion of studies and research works on the mineral
substances existing in Jalalabad deposit, low alloy products and wastes with
cooperation of a French university and is in the process of exchanging
proposals on the aforementioned memorandum of understanding.
The complex is hoping that through full technical review the possibility
will be created for presentation of processing and extraction methods of
elements along with tailings and low alloy products and grounds would be
prepared for attraction of foreign investors for the construction and
operation of producing plants in the region.
To this end, Jalalabad Iron Ore Complex is prepared to offer any existing
infrastructure and facilities for realization of the targets for
organizational excellence and international interactions and will exert
utmost efforts to prepare an appropriate ground for international
Attending International Consortiums
Jalalabad Iron Ore Complex by taking advantage of great potentials in
technical knowhow such as possessing skilled engineers and experts,
effective and relevant training as well as technical communication with
other units, complexes and companies operating under IMIDRO is ready to
participate in international consortiums and hosting such events.
Jalalabad Zarand Iron Ore Complex has launched its activities by employing
young staff and experts for implementation of modern methods in mining and
processing of mineral substances under the supportive cover of experienced
and veteran persons. During its lifetime, the complex has also taken
comprehensive measures for the promotion of its technical knowhow and
completion of higher education of the staff. The company, under the
leadership of IMIDRO, strongly feels that it is ready for technical
cooperation and interaction with international companies and supply
technical and engineering services to other countries.
The existence and activation of Jalalabad deposit as well as equipment and
production of different iron ore products needed by the steel industry has
prepared the ground in the region in a way that today we are witnessing
growing enthusiasm from investors to construct and operate plants for
production of concentrates, pellets and steel with outstanding capacity in
the neighborhood of the complex. This measure has a significant and
increasing effect on the production cycle of the steel industry and on
economic dynamism of this country.
Health, Safety and Environment
Jalalabad Iron Ore Complex through implementation of 800 person/hour of
specialized HSE training over the past years has managed to reduce the
accident severity and frequency rates. Also, the number of working days lost
due to the accidents has been reduced from 13 days in 1394 (2015/2016) to 3
days in 1395
(2016/2017) which is a remarkable cut.
In order to improve the environment, the green space has been expanded by
cultivation of 1300 trees in 1395 (2016/2017).
Meanwhile, the complex has succeeded in obtaining ISO14001 and OHSAS18001
Jalalabad Zarand Iron Ore Complex
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