Emirates Steel wins key quality certification
Abu Dhabi, June 26, 2012
Emirates Steel, the largest integrated steel maker in the UAE, said it has become the fourth rebar manufacturer in the world to win a top quality system certificate from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Emirates Steel was awarded the ASME certificate as a material organization for the manufacture of concrete reinforcing bar (rebar).
With this, the UAE company has become the first to win the ASME quality system certificate in the GCC.
“The ASME certificate and the implementation of our nuclear quality system (NQS) program will enable us to produce and supply our products to companies involved in nuclear activities,” remarked Emirates Steel chairman Suhail Mubarak Musallam Athaeeth Al Ameri.
“This is a very significant accomplishment for our company,” he added. “We expect that the nuclear market is going to be a growing market for the use of rebar. With this issuance of a QSC to our Company, we are now well positioned to service that growing market," he added.
Emirates Steel’s NQS was developed to supply products to nuclear projects and will be activated only for nuclear orders.
According to him, the public safety in nuclear power generation is the main goal of ASME’s certification. "Through its quality assurance program, ASME has established a framework that aims for nuclear materials that match the technological requirements of its nuclear standards."
Certified manufacturers must be in compliance with strict ASME nuclear energy standards concerning production, safety, testing, inspections, control of measurement devices, etc. and pass all ASME examinations.
On the achievement, Emirates Steel’s acting CEO Saeed Ghumran Al Romaithi said obtaining the ASME certification was an important strategic milestone for the company.
“ASME’s certificate provides us with a high degree of confidence that our products conform to established safety standards,” he stated.
Emirates Steel’s NQS was developed based on ASME NCA 3800 requirements with products complying with ASTM A615 Gr. 60 and ASME CC 2300.
Al Romaithi said Emirates Steel plans to expand its business by supplying high-quality, reliable materials demanded by nuclear plant builders, and seeks to contribute to nuclear power safety by bringing its technological and quality levels in general up complying with ASME standards.
“We have worked hard to establish and maintain the policies, procedures and culture of rigor necessary to meet the high standards of the ASME. This certification demonstrates our continued commitment to providing products and services of the highest caliber to our customers,” he added.
Tariq Al Afifi, VP (Standards and Audit) said that Emirates Steel was committed to consistently deliver high quality products.
“Our finished goods are available for dispatch only after inspection, testing and classification. We operate a well-equipped laboratory and inspection facilities and all testing, inspection and monitoring procedures are carried out based on international standards,” he stated.
A wholly-owned unit of General Holding Corporation, Emirates Steel is located in the Abu Dhabi.-TradeArabia News Service