UK firm to build steel structure for Emal
Abu Dhabi, April 1, 2012
Emirates Aluminium (Emal) has signed a key contract with UK-based structural engineers William Hare towards fabricating a structure for Emal’s new potline using the steel produced by Emirates Steel.
Emal’s president and CEO Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei said: “This is another step forward for Emal and an important part of our ambitious plans to develop our smelter at Al Taweelah into one of the largest single-site smelters in the world.”
“Emal was established to provide diversification to the UAE economy, so it is very welcome that local downstream industry will also benefit as a result of the contract we have signed. This is good deal for the UAE.”
The scope includes the supply, fabrication and erection of steel structure for Emal’s new potline and potlining building, maintenance building, superstructure maintenance building and passageways.
Currently Emal’s two potlines have a production capacity of 750,000 tonnes per year. Potline 3 will take annual production capacity to 1.3 million metric tonnes. – TradeArabia News Service