Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the largest industrial company in the UAE outside oil and gas, announced that its Al Taweelah alumina refinery has delivered sustained monthly production at or above nameplate capacity each month for the past three months.
The milestone marks the completion of a world-class ramp-up of Al Taweelah alumina refinery, and was achieved within 21 months of the start of production despite the challenges of a global pandemic. Other refineries commissioned elsewhere in the past decade have taken three years or more to reach this level, EGA said.
The ramp-up at Al Taweelah alumina refinery has been delivered with an excellent safety performance, with zero injuries leading to time off work, it said.
Al Taweelah alumina refinery has the capacity to produce some 2 million tonnes of alumina per year, enough to meet 40 per cent of EGA’s needs. Construction of the Al Taweelah alumina refinery took 72 million hours of work and cost some $3.3 billion.