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GCC first as Emirates Steel wins ASME certificate.

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Emirates Steel has been awarded a Quality System Certificate (QSC) from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for the manufacture of concrete reinforcing bar (rebar), a statement from the company has reveled.

The Company is the fourth rebar manufacturer worldwide to be awarded the certificate and the first in the GCC.

"The ASME Certificate and the implementation of our Nuclear Quality System (NQS) program will enable us to produce and supply our products to companies involved in nuclear activities," said H.E. engineer, Suhail Mubarak Musallam Athaeeth Al Ameri, Emirates Steel's chairman.

"This is a very significant accomplishment for our Company. We expect that the nuclear market is going to be a growing market for the use of rebar. With this issuance of a QSC to our Company, we are now well-positioned to service that growing market," he added.


Emirates Steel's NQS was developed to supply products to nuclear projects and will be activated only for nuclear orders.

Public safety in nuclear power generation is the main goal of ASME's certification and, through its quality assurance program, ASME has established a framework that aims for nuclear materials that match the technological requirements of its nuclear standards.

Certified manufacturers must be in compliance with strict ASME nuclear energy standards concerning production, safety, testing, inspections, control of measurement devices, etc. and pass all ASME examinations.

"ASME's certificate provides us with a high degree of confidence that our products conform to established safety standards," said engineer, Saeed Ghumran Al Romaithi, Emirates Steel's acting CEO.

Emirates Steel's NQS was developed based on ASME NCA 3800 requirements with products complying with ASTM A615 Gr. 60 and ASME CC 2300.

Al Romaithi also explained that Emirates Steel plans to expand its business by supplying high-quality, reliable materials demanded by nuclear plant builders, and seeks to contribute to nuclear power safety by improving its technological and quality levels to comply with ASME standards.

According to Al Romaithi, obtaining the ASME certification is an important strategic milestone for the Company, demonstrating the high standards of quality to which its facilities adhere.

The Company has earned the ASME certification through proven achievements in maintaining high quality, according to the statement.

"Since Emirates Steel began in 2001, we have been committed to being the most knowledgeable, responsive and reliable source of rebar products in order to consistently produce products that exceed customer expectations," Al Romaithi said.

"We have worked hard to establish and maintain the policies, procedures and culture of rigor necessary to meet the high standards of the ASME. This certification demonstrates our continued commitment to providing products and services of the highest caliber to our customers," he added.

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Date:Jun 26, 2012
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