The new plant will boost Emirates Steel’s capacity to over 5 million tpy.

Emirates Steel, a leading integrated steel manufacturer in the Middle East, said it has awarded a ‘general designer’ contract to Tata Consulting Engineers, Abu Dhabi, for its new fully automated first-of-its-kind hot rolled coils (HRC) plant in the Mena region.

The agreement involves a comprehensive evaluation and study for all phases of the project in 10 months. 

As per the deal, Tata Consulting Engineers will analyse all phases of the project, discuss logistics and environmental issues, define the state-of-the-art technical solutions, and determine budgets and business cases, among others.

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

Emirates Steel had recently announced its plans to build a new flat steel products plant.

Upon completion, the new plant is set to boost Emirates Steel’s production capacity to exceed 5 million tonnes per year (tpy). Also, the new facility will have the lowest carbon footprint in the region, stated Al Remeithi.