At a ceremony held at Emirates Aluminium on Thursday 22 March 2012, EMAL’s President and CEO, Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei and Nigel Moss, Managing Director of William Hare UAE L.L.C. Structural Engineers, signed a contract in the presence of Eng. Saeed Al Romaithi, Acting CEO for Emirates Steel, David Hodgkiss, Chief Executive for William Hare and Yousuf Bastaki, VP Projects for EMAL.
William Hare UAE L.L.C. will fabricate the required steel structure for EMAL’s longest potline in the world using the steel produced proudly by Emarati Steel Mill 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.
The new potline is a vital element of EMAL’s expansion plans. 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.