Barij Munitions signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Steel at IDEX2019

The new partnership is set to develop, promote and enhance the UAE's defense manufacturing capabilities

  
Barij Munitions signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Steel at IDEX2019

Abu Dhabi, UAE: Barij Munitions, a subsidiary of Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emirates Steel Company, the largest integrated steel plant in the UAE, to create a framework for mutual cooperation for the development and manufacturing of defense products. The MoU was signed at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2019), which is currently being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) from the 17th to the 21st of February.

Having identified the growing opportunities in the defense manufacturing sector, Barij Munitions will work with Emirates Steel to meet the increased demands of domestic and international markets. The MoU was signed between Arafat Saleh Al Yafei, General Manager of Barij Munitions, and Engineer Saeed Ghamran Al Rumaithi, CEO of Emirates Steel Company. It also entails the exchange of expertise between the two organizations to better facilitate the development of state-of-the-art products and create opportunities through training programs aimed at developing local knowledge in different areas of production. Moreover, Barij Munitions and Emirates Steel plan to explore the possibility of joint projects and investments that enhance the productivity and capabilities of local manufacturers.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Arafat Saleh Al Yafei, General Manager of Barij Munitions, said: "Strengthening the local manufacturing sector is one of the key strategic objectives of Barij Munitions. Promoting local companies not only helps in developing local expertise but also contributes to the national economy. Our partnership with Emirates Steel is a testament to our commitment to strengthening the UAE’s domestic defense industry. We have set out clear and deliberate plans to increase our future production capacity in line with domestic and international requirements. Thanks to the visionary leadership of the UAE, and our efforts, Barij Munitions has achieved great success in a short period. We are committed to enhancing our leadership position by building great partnerships and promoting innovation in every aspect of our business.”

Engineer Saeed Ghamran Al Rumaithi, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Steel Company, said, “This partnership is rooted in our shared vision of enhancing the UAE’s position as a global industrial hub. Such collaborations play a crucial role in supporting the government’s strategy to create a sustainable and diversified economy. We look forward to working with Barij Munitions in the fields of rebar and ammunition manufacturing with the overarching aim of strengthening local production capabilities within the defense sector.”

Barij Munitions is a subsidiary of Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC). EDIC, which is the strategic partner of IDEX 2019, is showcasing the latest in defense manufacturing, services, and technology innovation through its group companies that include AMMROC, Barij Munitions, Barij Dynamics, EDIC Caracal, EDIC Bayanat, EDIC Horizon, EDIC MRO Land, EDIC Precision Industries, EDIC Technical Services, GAL, NIMR, Thales Advanced, and Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB).

Barij Munitions 

Barij Munitions offers a wide range of small arms ammunition, infantry ammunition, artillery ammunition and aircraft ammunition. This diversity covers the needs of the UAE Armed Forces, Security Forces, as well as fishing and various shooting sports.

Barij Munitions offers many value-added services such as demilitarization, safe disposal of munitions facilities, dismantling of ammunition, cutting projectile, removal of explosives from projectiles, and disposal of both rocket mortar and smoke ammunition.

Barij also offers screening services and different tests to examine different types of ammunition and materials such as mortars, artillery shells, grenades and smoke generators. The company is also engaged in screening and measurements using radar, which covers a wide range of performance and function tests. 

Emirates Steel

Emirates Steel is owned by SENAAT, the UAE’s largest industrial conglomerate and a driving force for implementing the Abu Dhabi government’s industrial diversification policy. Strategically located in the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi, some 35 kilometers away from the heart of the city of Abu Dhabi, Emirates Steel is the only integrated steel plant in the UAE, utilizing the latest rolling mill technology to produce rebar, wire rod and heavy sections.

Established in 1998, Emirates Steel grew in a relatively short period of time from a simple re-roller of imported steel billets to a complex integrated manufacturing plant, using modern solutions to tackle traditional industrial problems to generate value for its various stakeholders. In 2012, the Company began producing at a capacity of 3.5 million MTPA, following two expansions and the investment of AED 11 billion (US$ 3 billion).

Emirates Steel’s underlying business goal is to be an efficient and competitive producer of finished steel products. To achieve this, the Company continually and significantly invests in expansions in the areas of processing, manufacturing and information technology. In addition, these investments help to improve product and service quality, reduce the Company’s environmental footprint and increases safety for its workers and customers.

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