Adnoc and Tenaris officials and guests at the opening of Etihad Tubulars

Underscoring its commitment to the UAE and its longstanding partnership with Adnoc spanning over 25 years, Tenaris has inaugurated a new Abu Dhabi industrial complex, Etihad Tubulars, with a $60 million investment.

The facility represents the first of its kind in the UAE to thread full-length premium connections aligning with Tenaris’s Rig Direct® model.

This model revolutionises the tubular supply chain through digitalisation, providing a distinctive blend of well-planning services, oil country tubular goods (OCTG) field management, and on-site running support.

"This industrial complex underscores the robustness of the company’s longstanding partnership with Adnoc and reaffirms its commitment to bolstering the ‘Make it in the Emirates’ initiative," a company statement said.

The facility is the first in the UAE to thread full-length premium connections

The 200,000-sq-m industrial complex, situated in Abu Dhabi Industrial City (ICAD III) is set to foster new technical and administrative job opportunities for UAE nationals.

It also features an industrial training centre, meticulously designed for Adnoc engineers, local talents, and partners to enhance their technical skills and knowledge.

Additionally, the complex boasts a pipe service yard dedicated to the storage, inspection, and preparation of pipe products; along with an advanced premium oil OCTG threading facility.

Present at the launch of the site were Paolo Rocca, Tenaris Chairman and CEO, Gabriel Podskubka, Chief Operating Officer, Yaser Al Mazrouei, Adnoc Executive Director, People, Commercial and Corporate Support, Dr Saleh Alhashmi, Adnoc Director, Commercial and In-Country Value Directorate, and Salem Bafaraj, Adnoc Vice-President, In-Country Value and Industrial Development. Other senior Tenaris regional executives, delegates from the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology and international dignitaries were also present.

The 200,000-sq-m complex will foster job opportunities for UAE nationals

Commenting on the new facility, Al Mazrouei said: "Adnoc is committed to strengthening the UAE’s industrial base and Tenaris’ new complex in Abu Dhabi underscores our ongoing efforts to attract leading global companies to locally manufacture critical industrial products. We congratulate Tenaris for opening this complex and look forward to continuing our partnership as we drive sustainable value for the UAE."

On his part, Rocca said: "We are delighted to be here today in the Emirates to open this latest addition to our global industrial system and strengthen our longstanding partnership with Adnoc.

"With this new facility, we will contribute to the UAE’s economic goals and strengthen the service we provide to Adnoc and the local energy industry."

By Abdulaziz Khattak