Mubadala-backed aerospace manufacturer Strata has completed a new high-tech facility in the UAE in a joint venture with Solvay, a Belgium-based materials and chemicals company.
The 8,500 square metre Strata Solvay Advanced Materials (SSAM) facility in Al Ain will supply carbon fibre prepreg materials for primary structure applications in Boeing’s 777X programme.
Key positions have been assigned to UAE nationals. Khalid Al Nuaimi, a Strata engineer, will head the Strata Solvay project and manage communications between the two companies, as well as execute the business plan, budget and purchasing of equipment for the facility.
“The constant enhancement and expansion of Abu Dhabi’s aerospace manufacturing capabilities reflects our commitment towards product and service excellence for our partners, customers and the global market,” said Badr Al-Olama, chairman of Strata and head of aerospace at Mubadala.
Strata works with aircraft manufacturers including Airbus, Boeing, Leonardo, and Pilatus.