Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) announced yesterday the completion of an industrial technology export project with Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) that began three years ago.
Alba chose EGA in a competitive international tender to supply technology for its Line 6 Expansion Project, utilizing the firm’s DX+ Ultra technology for its potlines. EGA’s DX+ Ultra is tenth-generation technology that Alba says is among the most efficient potline technology currently available.
With Potline 6’s commissioning a month ago, EGA conducted a final performance guarantee test that it says the potline passed easily. With EGA’s technology the new potline exceeds planned production capacity by 11 percent while lowering specific energy consumption by one percent, to 12.87 kilowatt hours per kilogram of smelted aluminium.
Abdulla Kalban, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of EGA, noted the importance of the partnership to the industry and the country.
“The export of EGA’s industrial technology to Alba was historic for our company and for the UAE. I congratulate all the EGA’s technologists who have worked to develop our technology over the years, and the team that was deployed to help implement it in the Kingdom of Bahrain. We are proud that our technology is performing even better than we promised during the commercial negotiations.”
“We selected EGA’s smelting technology because it was the best in the world for our Potline 6,” explained Ali Al Baqali, Alba’s Acting Chief Executive Officer. “We are also pleased that the performance of EGA’s technology has exceeded our expectations.”
Based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Emirates Global Aluminium is an aluminium conglomerate created by the merger between Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) and Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) in 2013. EGA had an estimated enterprise value of US$15 billion at the time the merger took place. The firm is owned equally by Mubadala Development Company of Abu Dhabi and Investment Corporation of Dubai. Emirates Global Aluminium holds interests in bauxite/alumina and primary aluminium smelting.