To support its exponential growth, ABJ, Kharafi National’s fabrication subsidiary, is investing heavily in purpose-built large-scale state-of-the-art workshops in Abu Dhabi.
The new fabrication facilities of ABJ Industries PJSC are being built in Zone Three of the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD III) in the UAE. The choice of ICAD III was a strategic decision.
ICAD III will enable ABJ to cater for clients in the oil and gas, power, water and waste water and industrial infrastructure sectors in Abu Dhabi. The location will also enable ABJ to fulfil its contractual commitments to GASCO for deliverables to the Habshan 5 project and to serve the South African, Middle Eastern and Western regions while retaining its cost competitiveness.
The new workshop will be just three kilometres from a major sea-port and the acquisition of their own Nicolas hydraulic trailers means that ABJ Industries PJSC will be able to easily handle the logistics of delivering massive fabricated consignments to far-away projects.
The fabrication facilities at ICAD III will have a footprint of over 250,000 square metres. All the necessary permits required to commence the civil works have been secured.
Indeed, the preparation of the land and the construction of office blocks, covered workshops, warehouses and radiography bunkers began in June 2010, while the sub-contracts for pre-engineered steel fabrication have been concluded and implementation is in progress.
In addition, delivery of state-of-the-art plant and machinery – such as CNC plate cutters (gas and plasma), plate rolling machines, CNC pipe profile cutters, SAW and FCAW column and boom automatic welding machines, pneumatic bevelling machines, a hydraulic press, motorized rotators with idlers, air compressors, hydro test pumps, radial drilling machines, milling machines, lathes, and so on – have been ongoing since June 2010.
The new work shops will have six covered bays with EOT Cranes. The rest of the plant will have spaces allocated to facilities that will include: