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Dubai readies to open giant rebar facility

World's largest single cut and bend site to launch this month

The GEAP International plant will produce 60,000 tonnes of international standard cut and bend rebar a month.
The GEAP International plant will produce 60,000 tonnes of international standard cut and bend rebar a month.

Jebel Ali’s Techo Park is set to host the world’s largest single cut and bend facility for steel rebars, when a US $95 million (AED350 million) plant opens later this month.

The GEAP International factory, where construction has been ongoing since January 2008, will produce 60,000 metric tonnes of international standard cut and bend rebar a month.

“All of the world’s major rebar cut and bend facilities are located in different sites, not in one contiguous area like the one we have here now,” said Mahendra Patel, group managing director of GEAP International, in an interview with the Khaleej Times.

Around 500 staff will be employed at the site, which has been built on a 1.2 million square foot space by G2 International, a member of GEAP International Group.

“The investment includes the land, building construction, state-of-the-art equipment and steel inputs, which we import from Turkey and purchase from the wholly-owned government steel facility, Emirates Steel Industries (ESI) at Industrial City of Abu Dhabi,” Patel added.

The GEAP development also houses a substantial frozen and dry food facility, together with facilities for threading of couplers, construction chemicals, ironmongery and access control systems, and infrastructure related projects such as thermoplastic production and application facilities.

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