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Emirates Steel, Khalifa University sign MoU to promote collaboration in R&D

Entities will form a Scientific Committee to look at potential sponsored research programmes related to Emirates Steel’s core business

Emirates Steel has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Association (MoU) with Khalifa University of Science and Technology, to cooperate in areas of mutual interest.

The scope of the Memorandum includes implementing collaborative research projects; providing scientific and professional training and development programmes and offering technical consultations; and student internships at Emirates Steel premises.

Under the terms of the partnership, the parties will form a Scientific Committee to identify and agree on the potential sponsored research programmes related to the core business of Emirates Steel. According to the company, this will be focused on slag utilisation in agriculture or construction; recovery of CO2 from flue gases; rebar discoloration problem; and cyber security issues.

The Memorandum was signed by Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, chief executive officer of Emirates Steel, and Dr Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, executive vice president of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, in the presence of senior officials from the two entities.

Commenting on the partnership, Al Remeithi, said: “This collaboration in research projects reflects our substantial commitment to placing innovation at the heart of everything we do, ensuring that our company can grow and realise its full potential in this challenging business environment.”

“This is aligned with our endeavours to instil a research culture across the organisation, and engage young minds at an early stage so that they can dive into one of the core industries in the UAE where they can build their future career,” he said.

Meanwhile, Dr Al Hammadi, stated: “As a research-intensive university, we are delighted to enter into this collaboration with Emirates Steel and support their specialised production facilities. With our research strength and expertise, we will be able to support the emergence of new technologies that will facilitate some of the operational areas to bring in production efficiency.”

The company stated that it had recently formed a Scientific Committee to organise and promote the R&D activities across the organisation and boost collaborations that will help it to expand its innovation aspirations.

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