• Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park supplies power to the EGA aluminum smelter for the production of low carbon aluminum

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    EGA to Supply Solar Aluminum to HAI for Use in Automotive

    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) in the UAE signed an agreement with Hammerer Aluminum Industries (HAI) in Austria for the supply of EGA’s CelestiAL solar aluminum. EGA supplies thousands of tonnes of aluminum to HAI each year — a proportion of which will now switch to CelestiAL. In addition, the agreement will ensure that finished profiles […]

  • EGA aluminum cell technology potline smelter

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    EGA Signs Multiple Smelting Technology Agreements

    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), based in the UAE, has a long legacy of developing aluminum smelting technology designed to increase production while limiting the amount energy required. Since the 1990s, the company has developed and implemented its own cell technologies throughout its smelters, including both expansions and retrofits of existing lines. EGA became the first […]

  • EGA - aluminum billet

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    EGA Plans to Build Its First Aluminum Recycling Facility

    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) announced that it plans to build a 150,000 tonnes per year aluminum recycling facility, which will be the company’s first and also the largest of its kind in the UAE. EGA intends to market their recycled aluminum under the product name EternAL. The facility will process post-consumer aluminum scrap from the […]

  • EGA potline extension project

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    Increasing Primary Aluminum Production Through Potline Extensions

    By Jean-Denis Carrier, Hatch, and Saif Alhashmi, EGA. Introduction Regardless of the market price, the aluminum industry has continuously been working to improve its cost position by optimizing the utilization of existing assets. This push for optimization has been especially true in the challenging market conditions prevailing since the global financial crisis of 2008. The […]

  • Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) - aluminum smelting pot cells

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    EGA Starts Up 26 New Cells In Its Al Taweelah Expansion

    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) started up the first section of an expansion project in potline 1 at its Al Taweelah aluminum smelter. “This project to expand our production at Al Taweelah is part of our ongoing debottlenecking of production and investment in high return growth opportunities,” said Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer of EGA. […]

  • Figure 2. Demolition and removal of SPL from an aluminum cell cathode.

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    The SPL Waste Management Challenge in Primary Aluminum

    By Alton Tabereaux, Contributing Editor. Spent potlining (SPL) disposal is one of the largest environmental waste management challenges confronting worldwide primary aluminum smelters due to its toxicity. The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) asserts that 1.6 million tons of SPL were generated from primary aluminum production in 2019,1 making it the second largest waste volume produced […]

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    EGA Harnesses the Power of the Sun to Produce Aluminum

    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) have achieved a sustainability milestone in enabling the production of aluminum using solar power — making the United Arab Emirates (UAE) the first country in the world to do so. Harnessing the Sun The availability of solar power on the scale needed for […]

  • EGA signs agreement with Neo Colombia-cover

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    Colombian Company Plans to Build New Smelter with EGA Technology

    NEO Aluminio Colombia plans to build a low carbon primary aluminum production facility in Colombia, which will be named the Green Aluminium Transformation Complex for Colombia (GALTCO). The project — which is intended to reach a capacity of 540,000 tonnes of aluminum per year — will represent the country’s first foray into aluminum smelting. NEO Aluminio […]

  • Albal Potline 6

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    The Aluminum Cell Technology in Alba’s Potline 6 Performs Above Expectations

    Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) announced that select pots in its new Potline 6 have passed the final performance tests with results exceeding the guarantees under the technology transfer agreement between Alba and Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA). The company officially inaugurated its new potline in November 2019, following its initial commissioning in December 2018. Completed in […]