09 Jun 2009
S.S. Lootah Group invests AED 64 million in new manufacturing plant in Dubai

The UAE based conglomerate S.S. Lootah Group announced the investment of AED 64 million in a world-class manufacturing plant in Dubai. The plant will engineer, fabricate and assemble gas infrastructure equipment to address the growing demand for gas infrastructure in the GCC, Tanzania, India, Egypt, Libya as well as Europe and the UK. The plant will be managed by Lootah BCGas, the leading gas utility operator in Dubai and part of the S.S. Lootah Group.

The investment in the new plant is first of its kind that aims to manufacture gas equipment locally and export them to other markets. The move is in line with S.S. Lootah’s vision to invest in clean energy sectors and further strengthens Lootah BCGas’ position as a leader in gas infrastructure services.

Denis Lefrancois, General Manager, Lootah BCGas, said “As pioneers in local gas infrastructure, with comprehensive services from design, engineering and construction to operations and maintenance, we are now investing in our own manufacturing plant.  This plant will produce necessary equipment to support gas related projects locally and abroad. The products will be engineered to meet client requirements, be fit for purpose and provide our customers with the best quality, value and delivery times. The logistic advantage offered by Dubai will further facilitate our products to reach our customers anywhere in the world within 24 hours.”

The plant will adhere to British and North American standards for design and safety, and will initially produce complete Industrial Meter Set skids, Gas Filtration Units and Pressure Reduction Stations (PRS), keeping abreast of the newest technologies and ensuring the highest quality.