UAE claims 72pc of GCC’s welding market
Dubai, December 24, 2012
The UAE commands nearly half the market share of welding machinery in the Middle East and over 72 percent of the GCC industry, said an expert.
The UAE welding industry saw a remarkable growth from 2002 to 2011, thanks to the significant increase in the steel and oil production as well as the production of polymers, added Dr Klaus Middeldorf, general manager of DVS − German Welding Society.
He was speaking during the launch of DVS Congress Arabia 2013, which will be held on January 7 and 8, alongside the debut-making Arabia Essen Welding & Cutting 2013 trade fair in Dubai.
Arabia Essen Welding & Cutting 2013 is the first-of-its-kind industry expo dedicated to welding and cutting machinery and technology organized by Messe Essen, Messe Dusseldorf and Al Fajer Information & Services.
DVS Congress will be addressed by more than ten international speakers from the joining industry throwing light on the growth, challenges, potential, threats and ways of boosting collaboration and share expertise between international companies and local peers.
Dr Middeldorf added that ship building and repair works offer an interesting market for joining, welding and for thermal spray applications. In addition, offshore constructions, non-destructive testing, corrosion protection, underwater welding, wind tower and solar power constructions also provide a boost to this industry in the UAE.
Satish Khanna, general manager, Al Fajer Information and Services said: “Arabia Essen Welding & Cutting 2013 that is held alongside twin shows − Tekno Arabia and Tube Arabia – will take place from 7 to 10 January, at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre. The highlight will be the two-day world class welding congress that will discuss the future of welding in the Middle East.”
The DVS Congress will allow global companies dealing with welding technology to connect with local businesses and highlight economic potentials of welding technology in the region.
Arabia Essen Welding & Cutting 2013 will focus on welding, cutting and surfacing. Factors influencing the welding market in the Middle East include resurgence of global construction industry and the robust expansion of the energy sector. Further, the increased investments in the high speed rail networks are poised to drive market growth in the next few years.
Exhibitors in Arabia Essen Welding & Cutting will include manufacturers of welding equipment, consumables and accessories as well as traders of fume extraction devices, pool monitoring systems, seam measurement and evaluation devices and automated for lattice work girders, among others. – TradeArabia News Service