ELIPS eyes ME district cooling market
Dubai, June 28, 2010
ELIPS, a joint venture between Empower and Logstor, a top manufacturer of pre-insulated pipes, aims to capture a major market share by providing insulated pipes designed to build district cooling networks and for oil and gas usage, said a top official.
Ahmad Bin Shafar, the chairman of ELIPS, pointed out that the company which began its operations had enhanced a leading position for itself by catering to the industrial needs of Gulf region.
“The largest manufacturer of pre-insulated pipes in the UAE provides a golden opportunity for district cooling and oil and gas companies to acquire fair-priced pre-insulated pipes that are on par with international standards,” Bin Shafar remarked.
According to him, ELIPS aims to supply high quality pipe networks to meet the demand for hundreds of kilometers of pre-insulated pipes for the region's future district cooling.
'Benefiting from its location in Jebel Ali Industrial area, ELIPS provides easy access to both Dubai and Abu Dhabi markets, which are one of the biggest markets for District Cooling and Oil & Gas sectors in the region,' Bin Shafar added.
As part of its regional expansion plans, ELIPS chief has announced the appointment of Jamal Al Jarwan as its new general manager based in Jebel Ali.
Commenting on the appointment, Bin Shafar said, 'The ELIPS factory offers job opportunities for a wide range of UAE nationals competences, from operators to highly skilled engineers within sale, engineering and production technologies.'
'We are pleased to appoint Jamal for this position. He has unparalleled leadership expertise and extensive experience which will enable ELIPS to sustain its premiership position as the largest manufacturer of pre-insulated pipes in the UAE.'
“Part of Al Jarwan job will be to ensure timely delivery and installation of pipe networks to ELIPS clients from oil and gas and district cooling companies,” he added.
On his new role, Jamal said: “I am delighted to take up this position at ELIPS. I am excited to start planning the way forward with the management. We have a lot to do in terms of catering to the needs of district cooling services and oil and gas across the Middle East.”
Al Jarwan has over 15 years of working experience, holding different positions, from senior managerial positions, CEO as well as serving as a board member in the district cooling affiliated bodies.
His experience encompasses sectors like district cooling, real estate investment and project management. He is regarded as one of the pioneers in introducing the concept of district cooling into the UAE and GCC markets.-TradeArabia News Service