TPI boosts Abu Dhabi's production capabilitiesby Arabian Oil & Gas Staff on Dec 26, 2012
Insight into how Abu Dhabi’s 2020 economic vision is producing regional leaders in manufacturing, demand for UAE products and career opportunities in the booming emirate.
In 2009, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, announced the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.
The plan to reshape the emirate’s economy included the decision to decrease its reliance on local oil exports as a source of economic activity and transform it into a knowledge-based exporter of goods and services in the future.
In doing so, other local industries would educate and train the national workforce, opening them to more opportunities in Abu Dhabi’s local and international industries.
Since Abu Dhabi set its sights on the 2030 Economic Vision, things have already become much clearer. The emirate’s wealth has given it the ability to expand into a wide variety of services as well as manufacturing and technology industries.
Tawazun Precision Industries (TPI), a subsidiary of Tawazun Holdings, the investment arm of the Offset Program Bureau, arguably entered the manufacturing industry at the
The firm, which began operations in 2007, was originally a military and sporting weapons parts manufacturer, striving to produce at a high quality within the sector. The company then expanded into the oil and gas segment in mid-2010 and hasn’t looked back.
Drawing on its military as well as its aeronautics divisions, particularly with regards to its competencies in fixture manufacturing and titanium components, the company manufactures-to-print the designs for drill-bits, collars, ball valves and other parts which it receives from a number of its clients - including Weatherford, Baker Hughes and Al Mansoori.
“TPI today operates by supporting international and national oil companies, mainly with their upstream activities in exploration and production,” says Osama Amir Fadel, head of the oil and gas division.
“Basically our role is to support them with manufacturing and machining needs to produce their components,” he continues.
“We provide high standard manufacturing capabilities to many companies today which are active in the region that want the quality service we provide,” he said.
The company currently works with 40-50 companies including major OEMs and other local companies. These partners submit designs and drawings for TPI to manufacture. The company aims to manufacture products at the same level of quality within an industry-competitive time frame of two weeks to a month.
“So our main competencies lie in providing the high standard quality products which we are proud of and which we are trying to promote here,” says Amir Fadel.
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