Our journey began with power distribution.
We were the first to design a composite solution for the industry.
Then our zeal forced us to ask ourselves "what's our next challenge?".
Brick by Brick - Product by Product - Industry by Industry : we've made our mark.
When a short in a electrical board or a transformer overheating be the difference between a normal day and a power outage, GRP Industries products are an absolute necessity. GRP Industries collaborates with electricity authorities in the Middle East along with electrical contractors and switchgear assemblers across high, medium and low voltage classes to custom design enclosures that fit the right requirement. Our products are designed to provide ease in carrying out installations by our clients and reliably protect against the harsh outdoor climate of the Middle East over time.
In the Middle East, the six countries of the GCC have outpaced the region in infrastructure development for power generation and consumption since the 1990s. Currently, the GCC alone will add 76.8 gigawatts (GW) of capacity for power generation between 2016 and 2020 (pan-Arab energy investment bank Apicorp estimates). GCC electricity consumption is expected to reach 856 terawatt-hours by 2020, requiring 100 GW of additional power over the next 10 years to meet the demand (source: www.middleeastelectricity.com). Strong economic and demographic growth, driven in part by the GCC economies’ highly energy-intensive industrialization programs, has led to a dramatic surge in power consumption. As the demand increases, the GCC countries will continue to invest in power sector infrastructure development. The GCC countries have collaborated in developing a joint Gulf power grid, to develop the region's electricity network and also help unify the six countries. Historically, within the GCC, the Kingdom Saudi Arabia has lead investments in total power projects with the United Arab Emirates coming in second (source: www.venturesonsite.com).
90% of urban water supply and sanitation services are provided by public entities; such is the common practice in MENA countries. GRP Industries is the preferred vendor by these public utilities within the scope of metering in the industry. Metering is considered good practice in water distribution and is widespread in developed nations; while in developing countries it is estimated that half of all urban water supply systems are metered and the tendency is increasing. Our metering enclosures are installed along supply pipelines and across the distribution network in commercial, industrial and residential zones. Our design requirements being weatherproof, secure meter mounting arrangement, security from theft and lasting meter visibility.
Metering serves four key objectives. First, it provides an incentive to conserve water which protects water resources (environmental objective). Second, it can postpone costly system expansion and saves energy and chemical costs (economic objective). Third, it allows a utility to better locate distribution losses (technical objective). Fourth, it allows to charge for water based on use, which is perceived by many as the fairest way to allocate the costs of water supply to users
More than in any other region, water in MENA is a development issue. Consequently, and over the last few decades, MENA countries have invested in infrastructure. Water supply coverage has increased remarkably. More than three quarters of the population in MENA countries now have access to clean water and improved sanitation. Many countries have completed major investments in water storage infrastructure and have invested heavily in expanding irrigation systems. Furthermore, the MENA region leads the world in applying non-traditional water technologies such as desalination and wastewater re-use (source: www.worldbank.org).
The days of simply drilling a hole in the ground and striking oil are long gone. Oil and gas reserves are becoming harder to reach than ever before, so companies are pushing the boundaries and exploring in ever more remote locations and extreme conditions. It takes place from drilling rigs, ships or barges, and land rigs. The industry includes the global processes of exploration, extraction, refining and transporting (often by oil tankers and pipelines). The remote locations and harsh weather conditions pose mandatory requirements for equipment protection with low maintenance. GRP Industries solves this problem with our composite products which are weatherproof and corrosion free. Example: Our battery enclosures or kiosks protect off-grid power equipment and our GRP gratings or ladders provide the corrosion free infrastructure on site.
Home to the Gulf Region, GRP Industries operates in the oil and gas centric part of the world and works along with E&P and EPC companies to gather requirements and design custom solutions. In addition, our products have been installed in the United States which has surged its oil and gas production by means of hydraulic fracturing, also referred to as fracking.
The Gulf Region, comprised of the six countries of the GCC plus Iran and Iraq, holds 56% of the world’s conventional oil and gas proven reserves. Alone, the United Arab Emirates possesses the world's sixth largest proven oil reserve and the seventh largest natural gas reserve (Source: British Petroleum Statistical Review). Upstream oil and gas companies within UAE are continuously investing in new projects to increase the country’s crude oil production capacity close to 4 million barrels per day by 2020.
As the cost of solar electricity has fallen, the number of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has grown into the millions and utility-scale solar power stations with hundreds of megawatts are being built. Solar PV is rapidly becoming an inexpensive, low-carbon technology to harness renewable energy from the Sun. The International Energy Agency projected in 2014 that under its "high renewables" scenario, by 2050, solar photovoltaics and concentrated solar power (CSP) would contribute 16 and 11 percent, respectively, of the worldwide electricity consumption, and solar would be the world's largest source of electricity. We are passionate to participate in the energy revolution by working alongside with solar integration companies by manufacturing battery enclosures that house the cabling and storage batteries; which are commonly either lithium-ion or lead acid batteries. For lead acid batteries, our design incorporates the critical factors of acid discharge drainage, battery accessi9 bility and ventilation to keep hydrogen gas from accumulating to dangerous levels. Because solar applications can be in hard-to-reach or remote, the ability to install the batteries and let them operate over long periods without maintenance is essential.
The United States, Europe and China have been at the forefront of renewable energy and have the highest solar installations in the world. India is expected to join this group by 2050 with installations growing at a rapid pace. The MENA region is at the tipping point for PV power with demand expected to soar. Solar project investments in MENA grew from about $160 million in 2010 to $3.5 billion in 2015, and the size of investment is expected to increase even further.
In the Gulf region, it is the city of Dubai that is leading the way. The Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 was announced which now aims to provide 7% of its power using clean energy sources by 2020, 25% by 2030 and 75% by 2050. Solar is now planned to contribute 25% of Dubai’s power needs by 2030, when PV will be mandatory on rooftops. In 2015, Dubai formed the Shams Dubai solar initiative which supports distributed rooftop installations through financing tools and supports schemes being provided to commercial, industrial and residential. It is the only city at this time to offer a net metering scheme, but others are expected to follow.
Dubai has completed the first phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in 2015 and subsequent phases are also in the pipeline. The final size of the park was upped from 1 GW to 5 GW, with completion expected by 2030 making it the largest of its kind in the world.
In a crisis or fire, being able to instantly place and access safety equipment and fire extinguishers can be the difference in saving lives or property. GRP Industries Fire Cabinets are fire retardant and designed with the respective mounting arrangement of the stored equipment to allow easy access a time of emergency. In addition, our gel-coating process embeds red or any other safety colours into the external surface of the cabinet, as opposed to a spray painting, making our products resistant to color fading, UV stabilised, well marked and discernible.
Fire safety is at the core in the planning of the plethora of high rises, so it’s not surprising that the Gulf Region is a hotbed of interest from global fire and safety solution providers. The surge in demand for fire detection and suppression equipment in the GCC is spearheaded by Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Due to the scale and complexity, fire detection, suppression, and evacuation equipment in high-rise buildings are among the most advanced fire detection technologies in the market and mandatory across the region. GRP Industries continuously evolves its product design by paying attention to these trends and consulting with global providers.
Our participation in the construction industry relates to custom designing and manufacturing polyester products that are installed in the roofs of industrial warehouses and buildings. Our roofing system product range consists of our skylight sheets that due to their translucency allow natural light to enter the structure saving on lighting expenses during the day; while having low thermal conductivity to maintain the temperature inside the building. Our product range further diversifies across to ventilation and drainage. Purposeful coordination is conducted with roofing contractors to match slopes and roof profiles in order to protect against leakages and sealing issues. The key component in manufacturing the right product which provides the right solution is by giving our unwavering attention to the details.
Construction, primarily comprised of commercial, residential and mixed use buildings, accounting for 41.4% of total projects, reached almost USD 65 billion in the GCC during 2013. The construction sector is the fifth largest sector in Dubai’s economy and have continued to gain momentum since 2012 accounting for 43.8% of total UAE construction projects in 2013. The construction sector will benefit from a massive expansion in Dubai’s transport and hospitality sectors with the EXPO 2020 tourism strategy aiming to attract 20 million visitors to the state in 2020.
Think of telecommunications as the world's biggest machine. Strung together by complex networks, telephones, mobile phones and internet-linked PCs, the global system touches nearly all of us. They key factor here being continuous connectivity without any interruption. GRP Industries comes into play here providing Enclosures and Boxes to protect the routers, circuits and cables that bind networks to the telecommunication grids. Connectivity has become our way of life and our products are installed wherever we are to ensure it.
The United Arab Emirates telecommunications sector is among the strongest and advanced in the Arab world. Operators are well-supported by the government’s initiatives and established policies. The sector’s expansion is being fueled by the sustained growth of its customer base, rising consumer purchasing power, fast-changing technology, and advanced infrastructure. GRP Industries is the preferred vendor of Etisalat (www.etisalat.ae), the largest telecom operator in the country.