Emirates Steel hires consultant to study construction of new plant

07 September 2021 Consultancy-me.com 1 min. read

Abu Dhabi-based Emirates Steel has hired Tata Consulting Engineers to conduct a study on the planned construction of a new flat steel plant. 

Known for delivering the steel works for iconic projects such as the Burj Khalifa, Etihad Towers, Yas Island and more, Emirates Steel is the biggest steel producer in the United Arab Emirates and one of the largest in the Middle East. In a bid to meet growing demand for its steel, the company has announced plans to construct a new flat steel production plant.

Once completed, it will push the company’s total production capacity to over 5 million tonnes per annum, introduce a new range of product lines to its portfolio, and because the new plant will operate at the cutting-edge of sustainability, it will also improve Emirates Steel’s relative carbon footprint.

Emirates Steel hires consultant to study construction of new plant

In preparation for the build phase, Emirates Steel has selected Tata Consulting Engineers (which has an office in Abu Dhabi) as its lead designer for the new plant. The agreement, which lasts for 10 months, will see the consultants conduct a comprehensive evaluation study for all phases of the project, spanning topics as business case, budgeting, logistics and environmental issues, and technological requirements. 

“A major developmental project, such as our new flat steel plant, necessitates having an accurate and intense study for all aspects of the project,” explained Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, CEO of Emirates Steel. 

“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,” added Al Remeithi.

The news comes shortly after Emirates Steel signed a memorandum of understanding with Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) to develop a large-scale green hydrogen project to enable the production of the first green steel in the Middle East and North Africa.