The KEZAD Group has signed an agreement with its client Global Fluorine Chemical Factory LLC (GFCF) for the establishment of its phase two in KEZAD Mussafah.
This agreement will reportedly allow GFCF to triple its production capacity.
In addition to the 100,000 square metres that GCFC currently occupies at KEZAD Musaffah, the company will invest over AED1 billion ($272 million) in the new facility on an adjacent plot, that spans an additional 120,000 square metres.
Four more chemical products will be added to GFCF’s product mix with the opening of the second phase of the factory.
The development advances UAE’s goal of developing a circular economy as GFCF’s phase two will now be able to get the raw ingredients for its premium refrigerants.
The factory’s strategic location will enable it to make use of the wide variety of services offered by AD Ports Group and KEZAD Group and obtain easy access to international consumer markets.
The company’s position in the worldwide market will be further strengthened through effective distribution and improved connections.
The deal was signed in the presence of prominent maritime leaders such as Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), and Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Managing Director and Group CEO of AD Ports Group.
GFCF’s processes minimise water waste, and the production unit will reportedly incorporate heat recycling, aligning with KEZAD Group’s sustainability goals.
KEZAD and GFCF aim to implement eco-friendly practices, in line with the UAE’s commitment to sustainable industrial development and addressing climate change.
Abdullah al Hameli, CEO Economic Cities & Free Zones, AD Ports Group said: “We are pleased to see the growth and expansion of a premier refrigerant manufacturer within KEZAD, as we continue to develop integrated business ecosystems, and ensure that industrial development goes hand in hand with environmental responsibility.
“As part of KEZAD’s philosophy, we proactively take into consideration the future growth of clients and ensure that there is always ample space available for their expansion.”
Haojjin Shi, CEO, Global Fluorine Chemical Factory LLC, added: “This integrated unit allows our factory to be in complete control of our value chain while being able to leverage KEZAD’s versatile platform that enables high-end manufacturing.
“KEZAD’s state-of-the-art infrastructure makes it simple to reach our important international and regional markets through Khalifa Port, part of the AD Ports Group.”
GFCF is a joint venture created in 2020 with a concentration on the manufacturing and marketing of refrigerants. The company employs approximately 200 people and has a capacity of 20,000 tonnes.