Middle East expects big aluminum production boost

Jun 24, 2013 | 02:26 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Emirates Aluminium, Emal, Dubai Aluminium, Dubal, Walid al Attar, GCC, Gulf Cooperation Council, aluminum downstream

NEW YORK — Middle East countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) should see dramatic aluminum production growth through 2015 as the region looks to become a top supplier to the rest of the world, according to one executive at AMM’s Aluminum Summit in New York.

GCC countries are able to serve both the East and the West, and the region is developing into a global logistics center, according to Walid al Attar, executive vice president of marketing and sales for Emirates Aluminium Co. Ltd. (Emal) and Dubai Aluminium Co. Ltd. (Dubal), both based in the United Arab Emirates. The two companies announced a merger earlier this month to create Emirates Global Aluminium (amm.com, June 4).....

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