Khouzestan Steel Company

Also Known As: 

Khouzestan Steel Company (Ahvaz)
Khuzestan Steel Company (KSC)
Khuzestan Steel Factory
Khouzestan Steel Co.

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile


  • P.O box: 61397-31398, 10 km Bandar Imam Khomeini Road, Ahwaz, Iran
  • 2nd Fl., South Tower, Opposite Esteqal Cinema, After Vali-e-Asr Sq., Tehran, Iran
  • Imam Khomeini Seaport, Ahvaz Road 10th kilometer, Ahvaz, Iran
  • P.O. Box: 1378, 10 Km. Bandar Imam Khomeini Road, Ahwaz, Iran
  • Bandar, Imam Road Km 10, Ahvaz 13111-61788, Iran


(+98-21) 88913536
+98 611 227 89 00 - 14
+98 611 227 89 70


Entity Web Site:

A subsidiary of Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO); uses direct reduction and electric-arc furnace methods to produce steel and iron; has worked with TARA TARH Engineering and Technological Co. on industrial projects; cooperates with Sharif University of Technology and Amir Kabir University of Technology on research projects.

Company officials reportedly include Abbas Verdinejad (managing director), Mohammad Korusnezhad (acting director), and Farsheid Koulena (commercial manager); established in 1973.

Registration Number is 3199 (Iran).


Added on January 10, 2020 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13871, which targets Iran’s iron, steel, aluminum, and copper sectors; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to U.S. sanctions.

Listed by the Japanese government in 2019 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles and nuclear weapons.

Sanctioned on July 22, 2010 by the government of Canada for involvement in Iran’s proliferation activities or affiliation with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), prohibiting (with some exceptions) its access to goods, funds, and related services in Canada; Canadian sanctions removed in February 2016.

Listed by the British government in 2015 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement, but removed in 2017 after the U.K. withdrew its Iran list.

Date Entered: 

January 29, 2020

Date Last Modified: 

January 29, 2020