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Emirates Float Glass to develop a float glass factory in Mussafah

Post Time:Jan 12,2009Classify:Company NewsView:546

Emirates Float Glass planned to develop a float glass factory in Mussafah. The new plant covers an area of 320,000 sq.m. and will have a capacity of 600 t/d of clear molten glass. Production includes clear, tinted, pyrolytic coated glasses with thickness ranging from 2 -12 mm and high end float glass products equivalent to 12.5 million sq.m. of 5 mm glass. The glass factory is intended to supply float glass to regional glass processors, architectural and automotive segments and DI´s glass processing subsidiaries.

PPG Industries of USA is the technology provider and Mott MacDonald is the PMC. Ernest & Young and KPMG are the financial and legal consultants, they also carried out the feasibility study.

Current Status In January 2009, the project was completed (delayed from Q3 2008) but still waiting for power supply from ADWEA.

In July 2005, the construction contract was awarded to Ianua Engineering from Italy. In Q2 2005, the feasibility study was completed. Scope of Work Construction of a float glass factory including associated facilities such as forming machine, cold end sprays, furnace, refiner, cooling plate and packaging network.

Source: Emirates Float GlassAuthor: shangyi

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