Emal expansion produces first hot metal

Sep 24, 2013 | 01:22 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Emirates Aluminium, Emal, Phase II, Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei, first hot metal, aluminum smelter, potline, aluminum Michael Cowden

CHICAGO — Emirates Aluminium Co. Ltd. (Emal) has produced the first hot metal at Phase II of its smelter complex in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, almost three months ahead of schedule, according to the company and a Canadian engineering and construction company.

Emal’s Phase II is ramping up to a targeted production rate of 1.3 million tonnes of aluminum per year, the Abu Dhabi-based company said. The facility boasts the longest potline in the world, stretching 1.1 miles and consisting of 444 reduction pots,....

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