Metal Industries
October 2012

The GCC region steel rebar market is poised to grow at 5 per cent annually in the next five to eight years but with new capacity expansions and brownfield output upgrades, demand will likely be met mostly by domestic producers, minimising the need for exports, Frost & Sullivan Metals & Minerals Practice has told Gulf Industry.






October 2012

UK-based James Alloys, which provides high-value metal products for distribution worldwide, said it can now supply stainless steel, nickel alloy and titanium banding and clips to businesses in the Middle East in less than two months. Among the range of metal products essential to subsea pipe laying and construction is nickel chromium alloy 625.






October 2012

Customised personnel carriers ordered by Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) for its potlines are reflective of the company’s commitment, safety, reliability and the environment, the company says. The purchase also provides the key incentive behind the potlines upgrade, Alba said.






October 2012

Emirates Steel, Abu Dhabi , the only integrated steel plant in the UAE, has completed its Dh7 billion ($1.9 billion) Phase 2 expansion, taking total production capacity to 3.5 million tonnes per year (tpy). Hussain J Al Nowais, chairman of GHC, parent company of Emirates Steel, said the eventual plan was to boost capacity to around 5.






October 2012

Dubai Aluminium (Dubal) and Emirates Aluminium (Emal), both of whom had a joint pavilion at an aluminium international conference in Moscow recently, say they ‘maximised’ networking and deal-making opportunities there.






October 2012

A Saudi mine will ship soon its first consignment of zinc and copper concentrate to Asian buyers from Jizan Port on the southern Red Sea coast.






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