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Gulf Eternit Industries (GEI), a member of Future Pipe Industries Group (FPI), is set to establish a fiberglass pipe factory in Dubai Industrial City which will replace its current operations in Um Al Ramool.
The new factory will help consolidate Gulf Eternit's growing role as a leading supplier of fiberglass pipes to local and regional clients including Dubai Municipality, DEWA, Dubai Transport Authority, SEWA, FEWA, ADWEA, Abu Dhabi Municipality, ADNOC Group of Companies, and Borouge.
Five decades lifespan
Fiberglass pipes are gaining increasing market share over counterparts made with commodity materials such as iron and concrete. Additionally, fiberglass is non-corrosive, highly resilient to harsh climactic conditions, and offers a lifespan of over five decades that translate to lower replacement needs.
New competitive edge
Mounib Hatab, Vice President, Future Pipe Industries Group and Gulf Eternit Industries (UAE), said: "Our region is witnessing a rise in housing, non-residential buildings and infrastructure projects, all of which need quality supplies from the pipeline industry. Our relocation to Dubai Industrial City, with its close proximity to the Jebel Ali Sea Port and the Al Maktoum International Airport, along with our planned state-of-the-art factory will allow us to introduce a new competitive edge to our business."