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Emirates Steel, Khalifa University in key R&D collaboration

DUBAI, January 12, 2021

Emirates Steel, a leading integrated steel plant in the UAE, has signed a MoU with Khalifa University of Science and Technology, as part of  its efforts to boost co-operation in areas of mutual interest.
The scope of work includes implementing collaborative research projects; providing scientific and professional training and development programmes and offering technical consultations and student internships at Emirates Steel premises.
As per the deal, both entities will form a scientific committee to identify and agree on the potential sponsored research programmes related to the core business of Emirates Steel, mainly in slag utilisation in agriculture or construction; recovery of CO2 from flue gases; rebar discoloration problem; and cyber security issues, said Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, the CEO of Emirates Steel, after signing the deal with Dr Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive VP of Khalifa University of Science and Technology.
"This collaboration in research projects reflects our substantial commitment to placing innovation at the heart of everything we do, ensuring that our company can grow and realise its full potential in this challenging business environment," stated Al Remeithi.
"This is aligned with our endeavours to instill a research culture across the organisation, and engage young minds at an early stage so that they can dive into one of the core industries in the UAE where they can build their future career," he added.
Emirates Steel had recently formed a scientific committee to organise and promote the R&D activities across the organisation and boost collaborations that help in expanding its innovation aspirations.
Dr Al Hammadi said: "As a research-intensive university, we are delighted to enter into this collaboration with Emirates Steel and support their specialised production facilities."
"With our research strength and expertise, we will be able to support the emergence of new technologies that will facilitate some of the operational areas to bring in production efficiency," he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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