Emirates Global Aluminium recently announced the start-up of the second phase of its expansion to Al Taweelah smelter in Abu Dhabi.
The expansion adds 26 new reduction cells to Potline 2, boosting production capacity by over 30,000 tonnes of hot metal per year.
EGA is adding further reduction cells to each of the three potlines at Al Taweelah. The expansion to Potline 1 began production in April. The expansion to Potline 3 is expected to start production later this year.
The full expansion of 66 new reduction cells will increase EGA’s production capacity by some 78,000 tonnes of hot metal per year. Despite the pandemic, the work has progressed ahead of schedule with the full project now some 80 per cent complete.
Some 950 people are working on the Al Taweelah smelter expansion project, achieving a world-class safety performance with zero lost time injuries in over 2.7mn hours of work completed so far.
“As always, our first priority is the safety of each person working on this project and I congratulate the team on their safety performance,” affirmed Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, CEO, EGA.