Emirates Steel begins export to Americas
Abu Dhabi, September 1, 2013
UAE-based Emirates steel has extended its global footprint through its first export shipment to the Americas.
Over 13,000 tonnes of structural steel were recently shipped from Mina (Port) Zayed in Abu Dhabi on board the US ship Illinois to the American and Mexican ports of Houston and Altamira.
The materials were produced to US and Mexican requirements: high-tensile W sections with ASTM standards, said a statement.
The company, to date, has been exporting its products to regional markets in addition to the Indian sub-continent, Asia and Africa. It has now established a measured presence in the European and American markets, it said.
“We want to extend beyond our traditional markets to leverage our experience and secure further growth,” said CEO Saeed G Al Romaithi.
“We are moving into the international markets, and are competing globally with the international steelmakers in high value niche markets,” said Al Romaithi.
Approved by UK CARES for CE Marking, Emirates Steel’s bespoke structural steel products meet the exacting specifications of its target markets.
Gabe Siegel, owner of Houston-based Service Steel Warehouse Company, said: “As a steel importer and consumer, I think it is exciting to see steel made in the Arabian Peninsula. The blend of the most current DRI technology with a first class rolling mill along with expertise in some of the most demanding applications will ensure that Emirates Steel will be a leader in long products today and into the future”.
He said that the imported steel will be used mainly in US commercial buildings, oil rigs, power and petrochemical projects, retail and residential buildings. - TradeArabia News Service