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Local lady to build eco-friendly plant in Sharjah

by CW Staff on Jan 21, 2013

Nazira Abdulraheem Al Zarouny shows off her new eco-friendly gas cylinder.
Nazira Abdulraheem Al Zarouny shows off her new eco-friendly gas cylinder.

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An Emirati businesswoman has secured a deal with a German factory to establish a plant for in Sharjah eco-friendly gas cyclindes that are also fire and bullet proof.

The fully automated factory will be built on a 7,430m plot in Sharjah’s Industrial Area, and is expected to start production in mid-2014 with a capacity of 500,000 cylinders a year.

The technology adopted for the manufacture of the new LPG cylinders will use 95% less energy than a conventional thermal oven, and also weigh 70% less than the standard cylinders.

Nazira Abdulraheem Al Zarouny, who has obtained an exclusive licence for establishing the factory in the UAE, said: “The German factory will equip the factory with all the devices, machines, labs and raw materials needed in manufacturing the new LPG cylinders.”

Al Zarouny told Khaleej Times that the green LPG cylinder is made of fibreglass, saturated with resinous basic materials that is eco-friendly and safe for use, and treated with ultra-violet light.

She noted that the product is, “the first of its kind in the Middle East”, and, “unmatchable worldwide in terms of quality and specifications.”

The businesswoman, a member of the Entrepreneurs Forum in Dubai, hopes that production will open new channels for commercial and industrial cooperation, particularly as the project falls in line with UAE directives to boost investment in all sectors and support small and medium projects.

“More cylinders shall be marketed in several countries in the second stage when production reaches one million cylinders,” she said.

For Al Zarouny’s part, she has won the deal after two years’ of meetings with the German experts of COIA factory.

She added: “I have also visited many relevant exhibitions in France, Indonesia, Poland, Qatar, Kuwait and Malaysia, apart from international organisations and labs.”