The Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) in Sharjah has entered into a strategic agreement with Halliburton, one of the world’s leading providers of products and services to the energy industry, in yet another significant move bolstering its appeal as an investment destination in the oil and energy sector.
Under the agreement, Halliburton will expand its footprint within the UAE by establishing a cutting-edge facility for calibrating drilling tools used in the oil industry. The state-of-the-art facility is set to occupy a substantial area of more than one million square feet within the Hamriyah Free Zone, promising to be a game-changer in the sector.
The official announcement of the new facility was made following the signing of the agreement by Sheikh Khaled bin Abdullah Al Qasimi, Chairman for Sharjah Ports, Customs and Free Zones Authority, and Lance Loeffler, Halliburton’s MENA Region Senior Vice President, in the presence of HE Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of the Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, senior officials and executives from both entities.
Halliburton boasts an impressive track record in the UAE, where it has been operating for nearly five decades. With a presence in 70 countries worldwide, the company is committed to expanding its operations within the UAE and the broader region.
Through its strategic presence in HFZA, Halliburton looks forward to achieving rewarding returns from its investments in Sharjah, which is renowned for its global competitiveness and has solidified its stature as a preferred regional investment and economic hub. Its decision also supports HFZA’s vision and relentless efforts, aimed at strengthening Sharjah’s position as a premier destination for attracting investments in the industrial sector, particularly heavy industries.
Sheikh Khalid emphasized that Halliburton’s choice of the Hamriyah Free Zone adds yet another quality investment to the free zone, which has been famous for its efficiency and excellence in providing state-of-the-art infrastructure tailored to heavy industries—a sector of paramount importance in the HFZA.
Sheikh Khaled stressed that the free zone is committed to realising the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, who is dedicated to fortifying efforts aimed at supporting economic diversification initiatives, attracting high-quality investments, and solidifying the emirate’s standing.
“Functioning as a global gateway for launching industrial projects, the Hamriyah Free Zone has excelled in its mission to draw heavy industries, including those within the oil and energy sector. This accomplishment underscores the free zone’s commitment to facilitating investors’ seamless access to comprehensive logistics services, thereby fostering a supportive environment for business growth,” he added.
For his part, Lance Loeffler said: “We are excited to locate our new drilling tool calibration facility in the Hamriyah Free Zone. The state-of-the-art facilities, advanced communications and transportation network, and logistics services allow this innovative facility to deliver leading technological solutions to our clients in the MENA region.”