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Public company
Industry Aluminium
Founded 1979
Headquarters Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Key people
Abdulla Jassim Kalban, President & CEO
Products Aluminium
Number of employees
Website www.ega.ae

Emirates Global Aluminium ("EGA") is owned equally by Mubadala Development Company of Abu Dhabi and Investment Corporation of Dubai. EGA is an aluminium conglomerate with interests in bauxite/alumina and primary aluminium smelting; with plans for significant local growth and international expansion.

Core smelter assets[edit]

EGA’s core operating assets are Dubai Aluminium (“DUBAL”) and Emirates Aluminium (“EMAL”) – whose combined production is 2.34 million tonnes per annum (“tpa”), ranking EGA among the five largest primary aluminium producers in the world. Both companies are renowned for maximising the health and safety of people and the surrounding community, reducing operational environmental impact and investing in social and economic development.

DUBAL’s Jebel Ali operation – comprising a 1 million tpa smelter, a 2,350 MW power station and other facilities – is one of the world’s largest single-site primary aluminium smelters. Commissioned in 1979, DUBAL celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2014. EMAL’s Al Taweelah operation – comprising a 1.3 million tpa smelter, a 3,100 MW power station and other facilities – is the world’s largest single-site primary aluminium producer. Commissioned in 2009, EMAL celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2014.

The combined DUBAL-EMAL portfolio comprises high quality aluminium products [hyperlink] in four main forms: re-melt ingot (foundry for automotive applications and high purity aluminium for electronics and aerospace); billet (use for construction, industrial, transportation and automotive purposes); slab ingot (for lithographic sheets, food and beverage packaging, and the automotive industry); and liquid metal. EGA also produces anode bars and bus bars, used in the electrolytic aluminium production process. Most of EGA’s annual production is value-added products; with about 90 per cent of total production being exported across the world. The company’s key markets are Asia, the Middle East and North Africa region, Europe and the Americas.

EGA’s in-house developed, proprietary reduction cell technologies, DX Technology and DX+ Technology (operating at above 400 kA and 450 kA respectively), currently rank among the best-in-class. DX Technology is operating at industrial scale at DUBAL (40 cells) and EMAL (756 cells); while DX+ Technology is operating at industrial scale at EMAL (444 cells).

Investments in Mining & Refining[edit]

EGA also owns Gulf Aluminum Council (“GAC”), which represents, promotes and protects the interests of the aluminium industries within the Persian Gulf region.

In addition, EGA owns Al Taweelah Alumina, which is mandated to develop an alumina refinery in Al Taweelah, Abu Dhabi (adjacent to EMAL). Following the completion of comprehensive feasibility and other studies, the EGA Board gave Limited Notice To Proceed (“LNTP”) with Phase I of the project (then code-named ‘Shaheen’) at the end of September 2014.

Other upstream opportunities are being investigated in Africa, Asia and South America.


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