Dubal set for top aluminium expo
Dubai, April 21, 2013
Dubai Aluminium (Dubal), one of the largest single-site smelters in the world using pre-bake anode technology, is set to showcase its innovative technologies at the upcoming Aluminium Middle East 2013.
A leading exhibition for aluminium products, technologies and investments in the region, Aluminium Middle East will run from April 23 to 25 at Dubai World Trade Centre.
With a record output of 1,025,266 tonnes of hot metal in 2012, leading to higher-than-ever production records of cast products (1,053,811 tonnes) and sales volumes (1,052,419 tonnes), Dubal is today the largest primary aluminium producer in the Middle East, said the company in a statement.
Furthermore, as a joint venture partner with Mubadala Development Corporation in Emirates Aluminium (Emal) – the UAE’s second smelter development, where Emal Phase I has operated at full capacity since the end of 2010 – the total volume of metal actually marketed by Dubal in 2012 exceeded 1,839,000 tonnes, the statement added.
Dubal said it was now widely recognized as a developer of superior reduction cell technologies.
"Dubal DX Technology, developed in 2005, is operational in a dedicated 40-cell potline at its Jebel Ali site and in the 756-cells of Emal Phase I," it stated.
"The new generation Dubal DX+ Technology, tested extensively in the 5-cell pilot line at Jebel Ali, has been licensed for the 444-cell Emal Phase II (currently under construction); and has been selected by Aluminium Bahrain for its Line 6 Bankable Feasibility Study," the statement said.
"Moreover, having been a substantial contributor to the national and regional economy over the past 33 years, Dubal is widely acknowledged as the industrial flagship of the UAE, " it added.-TradeArabia News Service