Abu Dhabi Ports has signed an agreement with Advanced Manufacturing Solutions, which is a subsidiary of the FourWinds Group, to build a steel foundry at the port of Khalifa. This will produce automotive parts for the global automotive industry. The plant will be located in the industrial zone at Khalifa port.

Development will take place in three phases, although the aim is to create an eventual capacity of 300,000 tonnes. Products produced by the steel foundry will be used in both the local land global market.