Emirates Aluminium during the celebration
In November 2011 - less than two years since its commission in December 2009 - Emirates Aluminium (EMAL), Al Taweelah smelter, achieved yet another major milestone: one million tonnes of hot metal produced. The average daily metal production since 2009 reaching 1,400 tonnes a day, the EMAL smelter shows no signs of slowing down. Current production stands at 2,035 tonnes of hot metal per day, strongly positioning EMAL to meet the projected increase in global aluminium demand.
Speaking on the accomplishment, EMAL President and CEO, Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei, said: “As a key component of the 2030 Vision, EMAL’s significant achievements and ongoing performance would not be possible without a culture and commitment to our core values by our dedicated workforce. With Phase Two construction now underway and expected to reach full production by 2014, EMAL is well on track to meet future increased global aluminium demand. It is also significant that we have achieved this major landmark without compromising our commitment to the health and safety of our employees and our responsibility for the environment.”
EMAL continues to develop the technical and operational skills of a growing Emirati workforce at its smelter, as well as provide a safe working environment, most notably with no Lost Time Injuries on its reduction potlines in 2011; equivalent to five million man hours. A significant technical achievement in reaching the million tonne mark, EMAL’s Reduction Potlines operated without a single pot failure.