Qatar: The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), the British Transport Research Institute (TRL), Qatar Steel and Ashghal have been running a pilot project to use steel slag in the construction sector including to build roads. The test is part of the country’s infrastructure development in the lead up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, according to the Gulf Times. Qatar Steel has accumulated large quantities of steel slag from its plant in Mesaieed. It produces over 350,000t/yr and has a stockpile of over 1.6Mt.
Slag road construction trials were conducted at a Qatar Steel site in 2016. The TRL has since recommended production of slag aggregate, certification of slag products by the authorities including MME and Ashghal, development of case studies and the inclusion in the next update to the Qatar construction specification.