Strata Solvay
The Strata-Solvay facility in Al Ain will manufacture aerospace-grade carbon fibres. Image Credit: Strata

Dubai: Strata Manufacturing has completed work on the Strata Solvay Advanced Materials facility in Al Ain, which makes it the first Middle East and North Africa supplier of aerospace-grade pre-impregnated carbon fibres and the fourth globally.

Key positions have been assigned to UAE nationals to lead the joint venture team, including Strata CEO Ismail Ali Abdulla as Chairman, Khalid Al Nuaimi, and Ghubaisha Al Ameri.

Badr Al-Olama, Chairman of Strata and Head of Aerospace at Mubadala, said: “This latest milestone achieved by Strata’s ‘Made with Pride in the UAE’ success story is a testament to Mubadala’s growth strategy. The expansion of Abu Dhabi’s aerospace manufacturing capabilities reflects our commitment towards product and service excellence for our partners, customers and the global market.

"We look forward to strengthening our global partnerships as we aim to further grow Abu Dhabi’s participation within the global aerospace supply chain.”

Strata is based at Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park. “This facility is a cornerstone of our future growth aspirations and underlines the importance of STEM education to enable our next generation’s career choices," said Abdulla. "We are excited about these developments and look forward to a close and highly-productive collaborative working relation with Solvay.”