Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) marked a significant milestone this week, noting the one millionth ton of alumina refined at the Al Taweelah alumina refinery since operations began at the site in April.
In a press release, the firm said its US$3.3 billion alumina refinery has yet to reach production at its nameplate capacity, as it plans attaining full production by mid-summer. At full steam, the alumina refinery is expected to produce alumina at a rate of two million metric tons per year, which is sufficient to fill 40 percent of the company’s demand.
Abdulla Kalban, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of EGA, elaborated upon the importance of reaching the one million metric ton mark at Al Taweelah.
“We are pleased with the progress so far at Al Taweelah alumina refinery and we are on track to deliver a world-class ramp-up. Our preparations to operate Al Taweelah alumina refinery safely and efficiently began when the project was still on the drawing board. These plans are being effectively put into action by our operations team of global industry veterans and UAE Nationals specially trained for their roles in this new industrial activity for our country.”
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.