Doha Regional Plastic Solution (DRPS) will be exhibiting its latest products at The Big 5 Qatar this September. We spoke to the General Manager, Mr. Tarek Jerjawi; here's what he told us as he prepares to participate at Qatar's international construction event of the year.
Why are you participating at The Big 5 Qatar this year?
The Doha Regional Plastic Solution (DRPS) is a pipe manufacturing company in the State of Qatar, produces High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipes and all related services. DRPS understands the importance of The Big 5 Qatar as one of the international recognized events that bring technologies, innovations and players of the construction world to one place where people exchange their thoughts and knowledge. For the first time in Doha The Big 5 Qatar is a normal destination for DRPS to present its self as one of the developing and ambitious players in the HDPE market.
What products will you present at the exhibition?
DRPS is the leading Qatari manufacturer of HDPE Pipes & Fittings for water, drainage and other uses. Offering total HDPE system solutions In the exhibition DRPS will display sample of the produced materials for different applications along with the special fabricated fittings. DRPS manufacture range of pipe sizes from 40mm up to 800mm.
Fittings can be fabricated for butt welding, extrusion welding (buttfusion) and electrofusion in sizes ranging from 20mm-800mm (HDPE). Custom fabrications include manifolds, sweep tees and reducing fittings. HDPE fabricated fittings can be made to design according to your individual specifications or alternatively, we are also able to assist in the design process to produce a fitting that meets your exact application need.
What is your outlook on the local construction market and what do you expect for 2018/19?
With 2022 FIFA World Cup approaching, the construction sector is experiencing a boom in terms of growth in the country. The international focus on Qatar has increased in anticipation of the FIFA World Cup, scaling up its investments to deliver the Qatar National Vision 2030. Number of projects are planned or are underway. These projects include hotels, tourism, transport, stadiums, and other infrastructure projects. This is in addition to the increase in the demand for residential constructions due to the increasing local and foreign population in the market.
What are the Top 3 trends in the industry according to you?
The Middle East high-density polyethylene (HDPE) market is expected to grow at a healthy rate during the forecast period (2018 - 2023). The major factors driving the growth of the HDPE market in the Middle East region are the increasing use of plastic pipes as substituents and the increasing applications of HDPE in the packaging sector.
Owing to their unique performance advantages over other materials, such as moderate cost, ease of handling & installation, long service life, and corrosion resistance, the demand for plastics in small and medium diameter pipes is increasing at a significant rate. The rebounding building construction expenditures in the Middle East is further expected to increase the demand for plastic pipes, which are used as a conduit for gas distribution, drain, waste, and vent pipes. HDPE, accounting for the second-largest share of plastic pipe demand, is expected to witness the strongest gains in demand until 2023. HDPE pipes are anticipated to register an increasing use in sewer & drainage, potable water, and natural gas distribution applications, thereby, they are anticipated to occupy the current market share of other materials used in these applications, such as steel and concrete.
Please mention the challenges that you face in the industry.
The main challenges that HDPE manufacturer is facing is the market recognition as a national product and the competition from abroad where the cost of raw materials & production is lower.
About Doha Regional Plastic Solution -
DRPS is the leading Qatari manufacturer of HDPE Pipes & Fittings for water supply, Marine Application, E HV/MV ducting, Sewage, Mining Application, Agriculture and Fire Loops. Offering a full range of HDPE system solutions & Services with integrated and diverse product portfolio all MADE in QATAR. DRPS has bravely made it through by meeting all the international standards and managed to obtain most of the recognized approvals and certificates e.g. WAARS, ISO 9001:2015, Kahramaa, Ashghal etc. DRPS has also entertained the product portfolio with high quality set of professional services whether on the level of engineering, testing or welding & installation capability. Our products have been recognized and selected to be part of high end projects gaining the trust of most of the rebutted consultants, contractors and clients.