Dr Feras Allan, Vice President Product and Casting Services, DUBAL
Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL), the wholly state-owned enterprise that operates the world’s largest single-site aluminium smelter using pre-bake anode technology, is once again demonstrating the partnership approach that has been fundamental to its success since inception in 1979 by co-hosting the 5th international Metal Quality Workshop (MQW5) with Pyrotek Inc. The event, which takes place at the Meydan Hotel in Dubai from 19 to 22 March 2012, targets improving performance in the production and processing of aluminium: topics which also reflect DUBAL’s commitment to absolute quality and continuous improvement.
A not-for-profit, invitation-only event, MQW5 will focus on improving metal quality, operating performance and productivity in primary aluminium smelters, secondary re-melters, casthouses and foundries. The agenda includes technical papers and case studies on improving performance, workshops featuring panels of industry specialists in specific areas of aluminium production and processing, and a technology fair that includes informal round-table discussions on selected topics.
Speaking at the MQW5 welcome event, DUBAL’s Dr Feras Allan (Vice President: Product and Casting Services) outlined to delegates the company’s recent achievements in the areas of technological innovation; and its relentless pursuit of the highest safety, health, environment and quality standards. “By installing leading-edge technologies, whether in-house developed or outsourced, DUBAL ensures that the highest quality metal is produced by our smelter complex at all times, thereby meeting our customers’ exacting specifications; while simultaneously maximizing the operating efficiency and productivity of all our facilities. To this end, we nurture long-term, value-adding partnerships with leading vendors of technology, equipment and services; and continually seek to broaden our knowledge and expertise through participation in industry forums where best practices are shared.”