Emirates Steel conducts site tour for Worldsteel Conference guests

ABU DHABI, 16th October, 2016 (WAM) — Emirates Steel has hosted a site tour of its plants in Mussaffah for participants and guests of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) 50th Annual Conference that recently took place for the first time in Dubai.

The tour began with a safety briefing and a presentation from the Health and Safety Team including a short video, followed by a plant visit supervised by the tour guide and the company’s officials.

The tour schedule also included a visit to Masdar facilities, where participants were briefed on the first strategic joint CO2 capture, usage and storage project in the Middle East, between Emirates Steel, Masdar and ADNOC.

Attendees were briefed on the core idea of the project which focuses on utilising the carbon dioxide generated by Emirates Steel plants to feed the project when it goes operational, including a detailed presentation on its three elements of compression, dehydration and transportation of the CO2 from Masdar’s carbon capture facility to an ADNOC onshore oil field, and finally the use of injected CO2 for enhanced oil recovery.

Specialists demonstrated benefits of the project that will liberate precious natural methane gas traditionally used to pressurise oil wells and aid oil recovery to instead be used for traditional power generation and water desalination, in addition to its massive contribution to Emirates Steel’s carbon footprint, with plans to sequester up to 730,000 tons of CO2 annually, which is equivalent to planting around 100,000 trees.

The site tour was attended by representatives of global steel companies and associations from around the world participating of the worldsteel 50th Annual Conference, along with officials from both Emirates Steel and Masdar.