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Our history

Emirates Global Aluminium carries the heritage of two aluminium pioneers. We have been developing our business for decades.

Our history stretches back to the 1970s, when we were founded as Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL). As the United Arab Emirates' stature has grown, so EGA has developed to become a leader in the global aluminium industry and an industrial champion for the nation.

  • 1979
    1. Calendar October
      Dubal 1979

      First pot start-up at DUBAL (Potlines 1 to 3)

  • 1990
    1. Calendar October

      Start-up of Potline 4 at DUBAL

  • 1996
    1. Calendar September
      Start-up of Potline 5 at DUBAL
  • 1999
    1. Calendar May
      Start-up of Potline 6 at DUBAL
  • 2003
    1. Calendar September
      Start-up of Potline 9 at DUBAL
  • 2005
    1. Calendar May

      Start-up of Potline 7a at DUBAL

  • 2006
    1. Calendar June

      Start-up of Potline 7b & 9b at DUBAL

  • 2007
    1. Calendar July

      Start-up of Potline 5B at DUBAL

    2. Calendar May

      Acquisition of shares in Guinea Alumina Corporation JV

    3. Calendar February

      EMAL Phase I announced

  • 2008
    1. Calendar February

      Start-up of Potline 8 at DUBAL

  • 2009
    1. Calendar December
      Start of first pot at EMAL (Potlines 1 & 2)
  • 2010
    1. Calendar December

      EMAL Phase I fully commissioned

  • 2011
    1. Calendar June
      EMAL Phase II announced
  • 2013
    1. Calendar September
      Start-up of Potline 3 at EMAL
    2. Calendar June

      Formation of EGA announced

    3. Calendar May
      EGA acquired 100% share of Guinea Alumina Corporation
  • 2014
    1. Calendar September
      EGA Board of Directors gives Limited Notice to Proceed with Shaheen Project Phase I
    2. Calendar June
      Republic of Guinea Parliament ratifies revised Guinea Alumina Corporation Project Scope
    3. Calendar July

      EMAL Phase II fully commissioned

  • 2015
    1. Calendar May
      EGA Board of Directors gives Notice to Proceed with Phase I of the Al Taweelah Alumina Refinery Project
    2. Calendar March
      Al Taweelah Alumina incorporated
  • 2016
    1. Calendar June
      EGA Board of Directors gives Full Notice to Proceed with Guinea Alumina Corporation Project Phase I