EGA enters second phase of Al Taweelah aluminum smelter expansion ahead of schedule
Emirates Global Aluminum PJSC (EGA) announced this week that it has started the second phase of the expansion of its aluminum smelter in Al Taweelah ahead of schedule.
EGA said in a press release that the second phase will add 26 new reduction cells to the Potline 2, thus increasing the line’s production to more than 30,000 metric tonnes per year. The other two vat lines will also see additional reduction cells added during the second phase.
The company expects the additional reduction cells on the Potline 3 to start production by the end of the year. In total, the second phase will see 66 new reduction cells which will increase the annual production of the Al Taweelah aluminum smelter by 78,000 metric tonnes.
EGA says the global coronavirus pandemic has done little to slow the pace of the expansion project, as it is currently ahead of schedule and about 80% complete.
EGA CEO Abdulnasser Bin Kalban said security continues to be the company’s top priority during this project.
“We have been working throughout COVID-19 on this expansion of the Al Taweelah smelter, which is now starting production as the world increasingly needs aluminum to rebuild better. As always, our first priority is the safety of everyone working on this project and I congratulate the team on their safety performance. We look forward to the start of the remaining reduction cells later this year. “
Based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Emirates Global Aluminum is an aluminum conglomerate created by the merger between Dubai Aluminum (DUBAL) and Emirates Aluminum (EMAL) in 2013. EGA had an estimated enterprise value of $ 15 billion. US dollars at the time of the merger. took place. The company is equally owned by Mubadala Development Company of Abu Dhabi and Investment Corporation of Dubai. Emirates Global Aluminum holds interests in the bauxite / alumina and primary aluminum smelter.