Uae Claims 72pc of Gcc Welding Market

Time:2012-10-29 10:59:33Hits:8669Font-size:T|T
Dr Klaus Middeldorf general manager of DVS, German Welding Society said that the UAE commands nearly half the market share of welding machinery in the Middle East and over 72% of the GCC industry.

Dr Middeldorf said that the UAE welding industry saw a remarkable growth from 2002 to 2011, thanks to the significant increase in the steel and oil production as well as the production of polymers.

He said during the launch of DVS Congress Arabia 2013, that which, will be held on January 7th and 8th, alongside the debut-making Arabia Essen Welding & Cutting 2013 trade fair in Dubai.

Arabia Essen Welding & Cutting 2013 is the first of its kind industry expo dedicated to welding and cutting machinery and technology organized by Messe Essen, Messe Dusseldorf and Al Fajer Information & Services.

DVS Congress will be addressed by more than 10 international speakers from the joining industry throwing light on the growth, challenges, potential, threats and ways of boosting collaboration and share expertise between international companies and local peers.

Dr Middeldorf added that ship building and repair works offer an interesting market for joining, welding and for thermal spray applications. In addition, offshore constructions, non destructive testing, corrosion protection, underwater welding, wind tower and solar power constructions also provide a boost to this industry in the UAE.

Mr Satish Khanna general manager of Al Fajer Information and Services said that “Arabia Essen Welding & Cutting 2013 that is held alongside twin shows Tekno Arabia and Tube Arabia will take place from 7th to 10th January, at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre. The highlight will be the two day world class welding congress that will discuss the future of welding in the Middle East.”

The DVS Congress will allow global companies dealing with welding technology to connect with local businesses and highlight economic potentials of welding technology in the region.

Arabia Essen Welding & Cutting 2013 will focus on welding, cutting and surfacing. Factors influencing the welding market in the Middle East include resurgence of global construction industry and the robust expansion of the energy sector.

Further, the increased investments in the high speed rail networks are poised to drive market growth in the next few years.
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