NMSTU to Start Up A Plant in UAE

  For the first time in its history, the flagship university of the Southern Urals welcomed visitors from the United Arab Emirates. The delegation approached NMSTU with a proposal to launch a joint project of putting into operation and streamlining the steel plant UnitedSteelIndustriesFZC in Al Fujayrah, UAE.

The priorities set by the university leadership and their partners from UAE are as follows: start up the mill, learn to produce the assortment of products as per design, expand the assortment by launching the production of innovative long products that are in high demand, set up a metalware production site; launch training programmes at the NMSTU Institute of Further Training and Human Resources Engineering Gorizont designed to train personnel for the plant.

In Fujayrah, a free trade zone, a long product mill with the design capacity of one million tons per year is to be put into operation. For a combination of reasons, the mill sat there for ten years. Our dear colleagues from the Arab Emirates came to us not just looking for advice, but they asked us to support them in starting the new plant and streamlining its operations. Our support is not going to be confined to technology and equipment. We will also be training personnel for the plant. Our internship programmes in Russia and abroad will ensure that the future staff of the Fujayrah plant are familiar with the production processes from the start,” commented vice rector for research and innovation Oleg Tulupov.

The first meeting under the project took place in 2017. Right now the plant is going through initial inspection. The first group of experts have visited the site. They looked at the roll lathes, rebars and other technical aspects.

Once the plant has been successfully put into operation, an action plan will be generated to enable a step-by-step production of the product assortment, which will utilize 70% of the plant capacity. After that efforts will be taken to expand the assortment.

 Author of the original article: Svetlana Artemova,

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