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Point Lisas is the site of the Point Lisas Industrial Estate and the Port of Point Lisas, both of which are managed by Plipdeco (the Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Company). Point Lisas is located in central Trinidad, immediately west of the town of California.
The Point Lisas Industrial Estate is home to a majority of the heavy industry in Trinidad and Tobago, including a steel mill (owned by ArcelorMittal) and a large number of methanol, ammonia and urea plants. It is also the site of two power stations and a large reverse osmosis water desalination plant. Most of the industry located at Point Lisas is dependent on natural gas which is produced off the east coast of Trinidad and transported by pipeline across the island.
ArcelorMittal Point Lisas is the largest steelmaker in the Caribbean and the largest non-oil industrial complex in Trinidad and Tobago. It is a fully integrated mini-mill, using internally produced high-quality direct reduced iron (DRI) to manufacture billets and a wide range of medium to high quality grades of wire rods. ArcelorMittal Point Lisas uses approximately 90 per cent DRI and 10 per cent scrap as its metallic input.
The Port of Point Lisas is the second largest port in the country and is a major cargo port. It also serves the heavy industry located in the area. Point Lisas is administered by the Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo Regional Corporation.