Al Gharbia Pipe Company invests $299m in KIZAD
Expected to be complete by March 2018, the plant will employ over 370 staff and produce up to 240,000 tonnes of steel pipe a year
Abu Dhabi Ports signed a standard Musataha agreement (SMA) with Al Gharbia Pipe Company to open a new pipe manufacturing facility at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad).
The facility will cater to the region’s oil and gas industry, manufacturing high quality, sour grade Longitudinal Submerged Arc Welding (LSAW) steel pipes.
The SMA will see Al Gharbia Pipe Company invest a projected total of 1.1 billion, with their new facility requiring a plot size of 20 ha.
Expected to be complete by March 2018, the plant will employ over 370 staff and produce up to 240,000 tonnes of steel pipe a year.
Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports said, “The infrastructure and transportation network offered by Kizad will make a significant difference to Al Gharbia’s business operations. The new facility will create business opportunities and jobs in the Emirate, directly supporting Abu Dhabi’s vision of a diversified economy.”
Al Gharbia Pipe Company will utilise Kizad’s Modular Path, integrated with Abu Dhabi’s highway network to enable the movement of large loads and structures to the city and throughout the rest of the Emirate and region as a whole.
Takafumi Nishiuma, VP of JFE Steel stated, “With the ongoing growth of the oil and gas sector in the region, the demand for high-quality steel pipes is expected to expand steadily. We see huge opportunities in this market and in particular in the UAE.”