The Metals Sector in KEZAD

The Metals Sector in KEZAD is a dedicated zone for the regional and global upstream, midstream and downstream metals industry.

The Metals Sector in KEZAD is a dedicated zone for the regional and global upstream, midstream and downstream metals industry looking to take advantage of highly competitive utility costs, proximity to raw materials, excellent infrastructure and transportation links supporting the industry. The zone offers the perfect location to serve construction, infrastructure and industrial development projects in the Middle East and Africa.

Unique Value Propositions

KEZAD Group provides unique value for each industry to ensure that clients remain competitive and can focus on their business growth.

Presence of Anchor Industries

Presence of Anchor Industries Enabling Easy Access to Raw Materials: Aluminium & Steel

Abu Dhabi is home to some of the largest primary raw material suppliers in the region, including Emirates Global Aluminium and Emirates Steel. Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) based in of KEZAD Al Ma’mourah is the largest producer of premium aluminium in the world. Emirates Steel, based in KEZAD Musaffah is the only integrated steel plant in the UAE. Emirates Steel produces key raw materials such as rebars, wire rods and heavy sections.

Reliable Supply of Utilities

Reliable Supply of Utilities at Highly Competitive Rates

KEZAD has sufficient network infrastructure for power, gas and water, ensuring a reliable and efficient supply of all necessary utilities for energy-intensive requirements in steel and aluminium downstream industries. Abu Dhabi offers the most competitive utility rates in the UAE, making it a highly cost-efficient location for downstream manufacturing activities in the metals sector.

Hot Metal Road

Hot Metal Road to Deliver Aluminium in Molten Form to the Factory

KEZAD Group offers innovative industry solutions such as the hot metal road - a specially constructed dedicated roadway that enables the cost-effective and energy-efficient transport and delivery of aluminium in molten form, giving downstream aluminium industries a significant cost advantage. As melting of aluminium is an energy-intensive process, the hot metal road helps the downstream industries save significantly on their energy usage. Combined with already competitive utility rates in Abu Dhabi, such industry innovations make KEZAD a unique location for the downstream metals industry.

Large Area of Serviced Land Plots

Large Areas of Serviced Land Plots for Future Expansions

Spread over an area of 550k Km2, KEZAD can accommodate industries of any scale due to the meticulous master plan of the industrial park. Large parcels pieces of serviced land available in the metals sector are particularly suitable for upstream metals and downstream metal conversion industries. Because KEZAD Group comprises multiple economic zones, land is allocated by grouping certain industries and service providers based on how best they can benefit one another.

Coice of Free Zone and Domestic

Choice of Free Zone and Domestic Economic Zone Facilities

KEZAD Group offers both Free Zone and Domestic Economic Zone facilities, opening up a wide range of possibilities to suit business strategies and operations. Free Zone entities have the advantage of 100% foreign ownership and easy customs procedures, whereas entities in Domestic Economic Zone benefit from duty-free trade in the GCC region.

Key Advantages

Significant Cost Savings

  • The most competitive utility rates in the UAE
  • Lower energy consumption and inventory costs by transporting hot metal directly to the site
  • Customs duty benefits on imports of raw material and capital goods for manufacturing
  • Prime location facilities at the most competitive lease rates

Flexibility of Scale

  • High-capacity utilities network and infrastructure provisioned to support businesses of all scales
  • Future-ready development with provisions for expansion and integration with new projects
  • Option to operate for the local and regional/global markets through free zone and Domestic Economic Zone facilities
  • Flexibility in lease tenure and company structuring
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Growing Community

  • Multiple residential, social areas, leisure facilities within 10 minutes’ drive
  • Multiple on-site staff accommodation facilities are under various stages of planning and development
  • Clustered approach with shared amenities for better planning and leaner development for customers
  • Existing zone with over 17 major manufacturers already present within the Metals Sector
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Superior Connectivity and Proximity

  • Easy access to key markets through two global ports, five international airports, multi-lane highways and upcoming rail networks, connecting KEZAD with the rest of the UAE and GCC
  • Nearby production and storage facilities of aluminium and steel enable short delivery lead times
  • Non-restricted exclusive road for movement of project cargo and over-sized structures to fast-track set-up logistics
  • Technical support from key partners and industry leaders
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Significant Cost Savings

  • The most competitive utility rates in the UAE
  • Lower energy consumption and inventory costs by transporting hot metal directly to the site
  • Customs duty benefits on imports of raw material and capital goods for manufacturing
  • Prime location facilities at the most competitive lease rates

Flexibility of Scale

  • High-capacity utilities network and infrastructure provisioned to support businesses of all scales
  • Future-ready development with provisions for expansion and integration with new projects
  • Option to operate for the local and regional/global markets through free zone and Domestic Economic Zone facilities
  • Flexibility in lease tenure and company structuring
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Growing Community

  • Multiple residential, social areas, leisure facilities within 10 minutes’ drive
  • Multiple on-site staff accommodation facilities are under various stages of planning and development
  • Clustered approach with shared amenities for better planning and leaner development for customers
  • Existing zone with over 17 major manufacturers already present within the Metals Sector
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Superior Connectivity and Proximity

  • Easy access to key markets through two global ports, five international airports, multi-lane highways and upcoming rail networks, connecting KEZAD with the rest of the UAE and GCC
  • Nearby production and storage facilities of aluminium and steel enable short delivery lead times
  • Non-restricted exclusive road for movement of project cargo and over-sized structures to fast-track set-up logistics
  • Technical support from key partners and industry leaders
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Growing Market Access

Ambitious Growth Plans Driving the Industry in the Region

UAE - A GLOBAL HOTSPOT FOR THE METALS SECTOR

KEZAD Metal Cluster

$152Billion Dollars 1

Forecasted Value of GCC Construction Industry by 2029

Life Science Sector

3.7Million Tonnes 2

Middle East Crude Steel Production in 2022

Metal Sector

6+Million Tonnes 3

Expected Primary Aluminium Production in the GCC in 2020

Life Science Sector

9% Percent 4

GCC Share in Global Primary Aluminium Production in 2019

Life Science Sector

$3.5Billion Dollars 5

Estimated Value of GCC Structural Steel Fabrication Market in 2018

  1. Fitchconnect
  2. World Steel Association
  3. Gulf Aluminium Council
  4. World Aluminium
  5. Mordor Intelligence

UAE - A GLOBAL HOTSPOT FOR THE METALS SECTOR

Life Science Sector

4% Percent 1

UAE’s Share of Global Aluminium Production in 2019

Life Science Sector

3.3 Million Tonnes 2

Volume of Crude Steel Production in the UAE in 2019

Life Science Sector

8 Million Tonnes 2

Finished Steel Consumption in the UAE in 2018

Life Science Sector

8.7 Million Tonnes 2

Crude Steel Consumption in the UAE in 2018

Life Science Sector

906.2 Kilograms 2

Apparent Per Capita Steel Use in the UAE in 2018

  1. World Aluminium
  2. World Steel Association

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