1998: Emirates Steel established by SENAAT to satisfy the growing demand for quality steel products for the construction sector in the UAE.

October 2001: The initial plant (RM1) was commissioned with a design capacity of 500,000 metric tons per annum (MTPA).

January 2006: SENAAT launched the Phase 1 Expansion program involving the purchase and construction of 1.6 million MTPA Direct Reduction Plant (DRP), 1.4 million MTPA Steel Melt Plant (SMP), 0.62 million MTPA Rebar Rolling Mill (RM2), 0.48 million MTPA Wire Rod and Coil Rolling Mill (RM3), together with associated infrastructure and facilities.

February 2008: Launch of the Phase 2A Expansion Program comprising a 1.6 million MTPA DRP, 1.4 million MTPA SMP, and associated infrastructure and facilities.

June 2008: Commencement of the engineering and civil works of the Phase 2 Expansion Program at a cost of AED 6 billion (US$ 1.6 billion).

February 2009: International certification body TUV Nord certified Emirates Steel’s Integrated Management System (IMS).

June 2009: Emirates Steel put its Environmental Monitoring Plan into action to fulfill the requirements of the Environmental Agency in Abu Dhabi (EAD).

June 2009: His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, inaugurated Phase 1 of Emirates Steel’s AED 10 billion Expansion Plan.

September 2009: Launch of Phase 2B which includes a 1 million MTPA Heavy Sections Mill.

February 2010: Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones (ZonesCorp) certified Emirates Steel’s Environment, Health and Safety Management System (EHSMS) as compliant with the Abu Dhabi Industrial Sector Regulatory Codes of Practice.

May 2010: One million man hours without lost time injury achieved.

August 2010: SENAAT and Emirates Steel secure US$2.2 billion financing to cover Emirates Steel’s expansion projects.

November 2010: Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) awards Emirates Steel the prestigious Emirates Quality Mark.

April 2011: New training facility set up at the Vocational Education Development Center (VEDC).

April 2011: Phase 2A of the Expansion Project commissioned.

June 2011: Emirates Steel sets new world record in steel making of 34 heats from the EAF producing 5197 tons of liquid steel converted into 4,993.8 tons of billets through the Continuous Casting Machine.

December 2011: First-in-the-region Heavy Section Mill commissioned.

June 2012: Emirates Steel declared fourth rebar manufacturer worldwide to be certified by ASME.

June 2012: Saudi Quality Mark awarded to Emirates Steel.

August 2012: Engineer Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi is first UAE national to be appointed CEO.

September 2012: Brand new identity launched.

September 2012: His Highness Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Counselor and Vice-Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, inaugurated completion of second phase of expansion.

September 2012: Plant capacity increased to 3.5 million MTPA.

May 2013: Emirates Steel dispatches first shipment of structural steel to the Americas.

September 2013: ENEC receives Emirates Steel’s first shipment of nuclear-grade steel.