As a leading trade and logistics centre, the free zone has been a major contributor to Dubai’s economy, accounting for 23.9 per cent of the emirate’s total foreign investment. With innovation at its backbone, the free zone witnessed a robust new customer growth of nearly 40 per cent year-on-year in H1 2021, taking the total number of companies operating in its facility to more than 8,700. Through its trade accelerators, business incubators, and strategic partnerships, the free zone offers companies unprecedented growth opportunities. Complementing Jafza’s cutting-edge infrastructure is the brilliant multimodal connectivity through the Jebel Ali Port that offers access to over 3.5 billion consumers, helping businesses reach global shores. The Zone gives you a peek into some of the most visionary companies in Jafza.
ENOC: Contributing to the energy sector value chain
As a leading integrated global oil and gas player, Emirates National Oil Company Limited (ENOC) has significantly contributed to Dubai’s economic diversification and sustainable development. With customers across 60 markets, the company is committed to deploying innovation, the newest technologies and best practices to offer world-class customer service. Over the past 30 years, ENOC has achieved global recognition in the oil and gas markets. The Group currently operates two business arms – energy operations and general services. In 1999, the oil and gas giant established its first refinery in Dubai within Jafza’s premises. Boasting a capacity to process 210,000 b/d of condensate, the facility yields refined products such as naphtha, reformate, jet fuel, diesel oil, fuel oil and LPG.
Building on its commitment to protecting its people and assets, earlier this year, the Group opened its first one-of-a-kind emergency response centre in the free zone that spreads over nearly 90,000 sq ft. The strategically located, technologically advanced centre allows access to all ENOC facilities in the free zone in less than four minutes, strengthening coordination and alignment with local Civil Defence partners through the effective implementation of Pre-incident plans (PIPs) and emergency response plans (ERP).
Star Energy Oiltanking: Providing vital mid-stream energy logistics services
Star Energy Oiltanking (SEOT) owns and operates one of the UAE’s largest independent terminals in the port of Jebel Ali. The company is a joint venture between the Star Energy Group Ltd., one of Jafza’s first private investors and Oiltanking GmbH, one of the world’s leading independent storage providers for oil, chemicals and gases. Catering to refiners, petrochemical companies, traders, government entities and other commercial end-users, the company offers top-notch storage services for petroleum products and chemicals. With a focus on HSSE and customer satisfaction, SEOT ensures safe and efficient handling of products stored free of duties and taxes due to the company’s location in Jafza. The company’s commitment to safeguarding its employees and the environment and making a positive impact on the communities has ensured its meteoric growth.
Innova Specialty Chemicals: Leading through innovation
A part of the INNOVA Group of Companies, INNOVA Specialty Chemicals (ISC) is a multinational with valuable experience in refining, manufacturing, and trading of petroleum and petrochemical products. ISC is involved in the development and production of superior high-performance products manufactured in a facility equipped with modern production and testing equipment. One of the key elements of ISC is quality control, which is tackled through a three-pronged approach that focuses on product, customer and team.The company’s well-equipped manufacturing facility has a capacity of 57,000 MT per year. With the highest quality of purpose-sourced raw materials, the facility produces a versatile range of speciality chemical products that can be delivered packaged in drums, IBCs, flexitanks, ISO tanks, and road tankers.
Kemsol: A Step Closer to the Future
A rapidly growing trading and distribution company, Kemsol was established in 2000. Operating from an office in Jafza, the company offers end-to-end supply chain solutions for distribution in the Middle East, Africa and India. Handling a total of 70 products, the company distributes 100000 MTs of goods per year.
The Chemical Division represents the core business of the company. Petrochemicals including products such as chemicals, solvents and fertilizer feedstocks form an integral part of their portfolio that also covers healthcare and pharma products.
Despite the rapidly growing demands of the dynamic market, understanding the needs of their customers and working closely with them to time-effective and cost-efficient services is one of their key focus areas and strengths. Due to their expertise in the business, infrastructure and experienced teams, the company ensures seamless distribution for some major international manufacturers. With a state-of-the-art chemical storage warehouse in Jebel Ali, the company works in tandem with suppliers and customers to ensure regular inventory of various products handled.