Under its expansion program, Dana Steel UAE, a division of the Dana Group is setting up a state-of-the-art CRM complex in Dubai Industrial City, strategically situated just 35 kilometres from Jebel Ali Port.Work is progressing rapidly at the site and the facility will become fully operational by end 2018. This will be a strategic move to strengthen Dana Steel’s position as a prominent player in the Middle Eastern flat steel market. Dana Steel is already equipped with four coil service centers across the UAE, and has a well-established distribution network across the Middle East and Africa.
Established in 1991, the Dana Group today has a well-diversified portfolio with companies in the steel, oil, retail, healthcare and hospitality sectors. The key highlights of phase 1 of Dana Steel’s CRM Complex includes a continuous galvanising line (CGL), with the company being the only firm in the Middle East to offer Dual Pot Technology, enabling it to manufacture galvanised (GI) and Aluzinc (AZ) coils in the same production line.
The line will also be equipped with the latest Vertical NOF (Non-Ox Furnace) technology to achieve online annealing and tempering to manufacture galvanized coils in commercial, lock forming quality (LFQ) structural grades. Also featured in the continuous manufacturing line will be the Skin Pass Mill (SPM) and Tension Leveler (TL) to produce super-flat end products that can be used for various high precision applications such as home appliances, color coating and the automobile body building sector. The installed production capacity will be 250,000 Mt/annum of hot dip galvanized steel GI and aluzinc AZ coils.
Dana Steel UAE’s continuous color coating line or CCL is another first for the region, being the only one of its kind in the Middle East to have the latest Korean hot lamination technology for producing color coated galvanized PPGI, PPAZ and prepainted aluminum coils in various patterns for precision end use in construction and home appliances. The installed production capacity will be 150,000 Mt/annum of pre-painted galvanized or PPGI coils, pre-painted Aluzinc (PPAZ) and pre-painted aluminum (PPAL) coils.