(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) Emirates Steel has been awarded a Quality System Certificate (QSC) as a Material Organization (MO) from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for the manufacture of concrete reinforcing bar (rebar).
The Company is the fourth rebar manufacturer worldwide to be awarded this 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 Emirates Steel's Chairman, Engineer Suhail Mubarak Musallam Athaeeth Al Ameri.
"This is a very significant accomplishment for our Company," he added. "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." Emirates Steel's NQS was developed to supply products to nuclear projects and will be activated only for nuclear orders.
"ASME's certificate provides us with a high degree of confidence that our products conform to established safety standards," pointed out Engineer Saeed Ghumran Al Romaithi, Emirates Steel's Acting Chief Executive Officer. 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 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 bringing its technological and quality levels in general up complying 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 that its facilities adhere to. The Company has earned the ASME certification through proven achievements in maintaining high quality. "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.
Engineer Tariq Al Afifi, Vice President - Standards and Audit, said that Emirates Steel is committed to consistently deliver high quality products. "Our finished goods are available for dispatch only after inspection, testing and classification. We operate a well-equipped laboratory and inspection facilities and all testing, inspection and monitoring procedures are carried out based on international standards".