Emirates Steel is the only steelmaker in the MENA region qualified to supply Q-class (nuclear quality) reinforcing steel to the UAE nuclear energy program and the fourth company in the world to be qualified by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to produce Nuclear Qualified reinforcing rebar.

It took Emirates Steel more than two years to make the grade and to implement a nuclear quality system that would allow the company to manufacture and supply nuclear quality products to the UAE peaceful nuclear energy program. This system was only developed to supply products to nuclear projects and can only be activated for nuclear orders.

The nuclear grade steel is the highest quality class of steel required for nuclear safety related construction. Reinforcing steel plays an important role in the safety and security of nuclear facilities. It is one of many physical safety and security design features that make nuclear energy plants amongst the strongest and most robust structures in the world.

Emirates Steel’s Nuclear Quality System was developed based on ASME NCA 3800 requirements with products complying with ASTM A615 Gr 60 and ASME CC 2300. Emirates Steel has also been awarded the certification to manufacture Grade B500B rebar and coil conforming to BS 4449:2005 by the UK Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steels (CARES)