Emirates Aluminum Fires Up First Pot at Abu Dhabi Smelter
Abu Dhabi’s cumulative aluminum production will expand significantly as early output from the new EMAL smelter,
Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) energized the
first pot at its new aluminum smelter in the
Khalifa Port Industrial Zone at Taweelah,
Abu Dhabi on December 1, 2009. A joint
venture of Dubai Aluminum (Dubal) and
the Abu Dhabi government’s investment
vehicle, Mubadala, the EMAL smelter utilizes
Dubal DX technology and will ramp up
to Phase 1 design capacity of 700,000
mt/y of primary aluminum over the next 12
to 14 months.
scheduled to reach 700,000 mt/y of aluminum over the next year or so, combines with the 980,000-mt/y capacity
of Dubai Aluminum’s Jebel Ali smelter, shown here. Dubai Aluminum is a joint venture partner of a Dubai government
investment entity in the EMAL smelter.
Phase 1 of the EMAL smelter will cost
about $5.7 billion to complete and will
include 756 reduction cells arranged in two
pot lines, an on-site 2,000-MW power plant,
an anode manufacturing plant, and a multiproduct
cast house. Products will include
aluminum sow, standard ingot, billet, and
sheet ingot. Phase 2, when complete, will
double production capacity to 1.4 million
mt/y and will make EMAL the world’s largest
single-site aluminum production facility.
Dubal currently has production capacity
of more than 980,000 mt/y of hot metal at
its aluminum smelter at Jebel Ali, Dubai.
As featured in Womp 2010 Vol 01 - www.womp-int.com