Emirates Steel, a subsidiary of government-owned Abu Dhabi Basic Industries Corporation (Adbic), succeeded this month in rolling out the first beams declaring the start of the hot commissioning of the first Heavy Section Mill in the region at a cost of around Dh2.4 billion.
The steelmaker, in an emailed press release, said it can now produce large-size sections, beams, columns and sheet piles adding that the commissioning of the mill came after months of After positive results of hot trials during the month of November.
Constructed by Italy's Danieli, the Emirates Steel Heavy Section Mill will produce parallel-flange beams, columns and bearing piles with up to 1,016 millimeter web depth and 419 flange width, up to 430 millimeter parallel flange channels, 250 millimeter angles, 750 millimeter U-sheet piles and 630 millimeter Z-sheet piles using 350x220 millimeter conticast blooms and up to 1050x460x120 millimeter beam blanks as starting material, the company added.
"This is the latest achievement in the completion of the Expansion Program at our integrated complex in Musaffah," Suhail Al Ameri, Chairman of Emirates Steel said.
"In support of Abu Dhabi's economic 'Vision 2030', our Expansion Program has been designed to give Emirates Steel a competitive advantage over its international competitors by giving it better access to local energy resources and utilizing state-of-the-art technologies. Now that Phase 2B is complete, we will be the only producer of jumbo and heavy sections in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and will be able to offer drastically-reduced lead times and an improved product offering in terms of piece count and cut-to-length services," Al Ameri added.