In March 2015, Senaat and two of Japan’s leading companies in the steel sector, JFE Steel Corporation and Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc (MISI), established Al Gharbia Pipe Company. The joint venture is the UAE’s first large-diameter, sour service capable, welded steel pipe project.

Al Gharbia will leverage JFE Steel’s know-how for high-quality large-diameter welded steel pipes, MISI’s sales networks and Senaat’s presence and connections in Abu Dhabi.

Al Gharbia plant will be built on a 200,000 sqm plot of land at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).

Once fully operational in 2018, Al Gharbia's production capacity is expected to reach 240,000 tons annually of large diameter high quality sour grade steel pipes that cater to the Construction and Energy sectors in the region. The total expected investment is approximately AED 1.1 billion.