Emirates Steel, a leading integrated steel manufacturer in the Middle East, said it has awarded a ‘general designer’ contract to Tata Consulting Engineers, Abu Dhabi, for its new fully automated first-of-its-kind hot rolled coils (HRC) plant in the Mena region.
The agreement, which lasts for 10 months, involves a comprehensive evaluation and study for all phases of the project.
Based in Abu Dhabi, Emirates Steel, through Senaat, is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of the UAE capital's diversified economy.
As per the deal, Tata Consulting Engineers will analyse all phases of the project, discuss logistics and environmental issues, define the state-of-the-art technical and solutions, and determine budgets and business cases, among others.
"At Emirates Steel, we have a clear vision to move from good to great. A major developmental project, such as our new flat steel plant, necessitates having an accurate and intense study for all aspects of the project," remarked its CEO Engineer Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi.
"This is extremely important for our growth plans which aim to promote our position as a leading integrated steel manufacturer across the Mena region and drive our vision to be among the top global steel producers," he added.
Emirates Steel had recently announced its plans to build a new flat steel products plant, thus expanding its wide-range high-quality products portfolio.
Upon completion, the new plant is set to boost Emirates Steel’s production capacity to exceed 5 million tonnes per annum. Also, the new facility will have the lowest carbon footprint in the region, stated Al Remeithi.
"This collaboration with the consultant reflects our keenness to adopt world-class practices and standards. This endorses our decision-making process that is based on data, specialised studies, and the latest technologies," he added.-TradeArabia News Service