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Senaat showcases industrial strategy for growth and sustainability at WFES 2015
19 January 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE
For the third consecutive year, Senaat and its portfolio companies including Emirates Steel, NPCC, Ducab, Arkan, Agthia and Al Foah announce their joint participation in this year’s edition of the World Future Energy summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi.
Commenting on the Group’s involvement, Eng. Suhail Al Ameri, CEO of Senaat, said:
“As one of the UAE’s largest industrial investment holding companies mandated to create, optimise and champion capital-intensive assets on behalf of the Abu Dhabi Government, we remain committed to industrial excellence that is grown responsibly and innovatively and to a more sustainable future for our nation. That is why actively taking part in WFES, a leading event that embodies that vision, is of utmost importance to us.
Every day, we look to deepen our understanding of the economic, social and environmental impacts of our business in order to fully understand the future implications of our actions today, for a better tomorrow. We are in fact, through collaborative efforts with our portfolio companies, making important decisions about our strategic priorities and direction towards 2030, not least of which is sustainability.”
Senaat’s vision to champion green innovation in UAE industries is evidenced in the execution of ground-breaking projects by its portfolio companies.
At the event, , HE Engineer Saeed Ghumran Al Romaithi, CEO of Emirates Steel, reinforced the company’s commitment to sustainable development. He noted: “As the only integrated steel plant in the UAE, we aim to actively promote environmental and resource conservation through pioneering projects. Our goal is to take the lead in reducing the consumption of water and natural resources, air pollution and the impact of climate change to ensure a more sustainable performance. Evidence of this commitment is illustrated in our becoming the first steelmaker in the world outside America to capture up to 730,000 tonnes of its CO2 emissions annually.”
Meanwhile NPCC, a leading global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, represented by its CEO Aqeel A. Madhi at the event, also stressed the importance of reducing its environmental impact through the implementation of the best available techniques to address environmental and health concerns in the UAE. “Through our investments in environmentally-friendly technology, we are now able to eliminate 100% of solvent vapours and 95% of dust plume resulting from open blasting. We have also increased productivity in our plants by 20% through controlled ventilation and heating systems that allow round-the-clock work irrespective of weather conditions”;
Also a global contender, Ducab MD and CE Andrew Shaw added: “As the world’s first cable company to be certified for ISO 14001:1996 (Environmental Management System) and winner of the GCC Award for Environmental Excellence as well as being a longstanding member of the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) in Dubai, Ducab recycles 100% of copper scrap generated through production and has managed to save more than 4.7 million litres of water and over 10 MWh of monthly electrical energy through ambient cured cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) insulation materials. These are just some of the countless initiatives that we undertake to ensure a more sustainable, clean and safe environment around us.”
Investment in innovative technologies to protect the environment is also a key priority for Arkan, whose CEO, Abdellatif Sfaxi was also present at the event and noted: “Since inception, Arkan has carried out projects and developed systems designed to optimise the performance of its industrial operations and reduce its footprint. We recycle 95% of plastic waste from its PVC pipes production process, back into the manufacturing process. We also continuously monitor our emissions to ensure that they are well below the limits in all of our business units by using recycled concrete in our raw materials mix for block productions.”
Next to him, was the CEO of Agthia, Iqbal Hamzah, who also had his say about the company’s green initiatives: “As one of the leading water and food manufacturers in the UAE, Agthia has committed to recycling and reducing the amount of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) used to produce its trademark Al Ain water bottles and has in fact managed to reduce PET usage by 10% over the past three years.”
And last but not least, Al Foah’s CEO HE Musallam Obaid Al Ameri noted that “Al Foah has successfully transformed its date palm trees farm into the largest organic farm in the world by adopting organic agriculture methods which avoid the use of chemicals, fertilizers, hormones, veterinary drugs and modern genetic engineering applications. With over 60 thousands date palm trees certified organic in line with global standards, Al Foah also contributes to reducing CO2 emissions.”
“These are just some of our achievements in our drive towards a successful and sustainable industrial sector in the UAE”; Senaat CEO Eng. Suhail Al Ameri ended.
Find Senaat and its portfolio companies at Hall 5 Stand 5150 and benefit from an interview with Eng Suhail Al Ameri, CEO of Senaat