Emirates Global Aluminium’s Al Taweelah site is located in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), approximately halfway between the cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Our smelter at Al Taweelah was built in two phases. The first began production in 2009, and the second in 2013.
There are 1,200 reduction cells at Al Taweelah, which are arranged in three potlines.
All our pots at Al Taweelah use our own technology, which was developed by EGA in the United Arab Emirates.
Metal purity from Al Taweelah is high, averaging 99.92 per cent aluminium.
Once smelted, liquid aluminium is transferred to our casthouse to be made into products that meet our customers’ specifications.
Our cast house at Al Taweelah has nine casting stations.
We also transfer liquid metal to nearby customers in Al Taweelah via a dedicated hot metal road, which eliminates the need to use high energy to remelt the aluminium before use. This saves both costs and environmental emissions.
We have our own power plant at Al Taweelah, to generate the electricity we need for our operations, with nine gas turbines and four steam turbines.
The generation capacity of our Al Taweelah power plant is 3,100 megawatts, which is equivalent to the capacity needed to supply most of the peak demand of the city of Abu Dhabi.
Al Taweelah also has a desalination plant to meet our water needs. It has a capacity of 3.75 million gallons (approximately 17,000 cubic metres) of potable water per day.
Alumina and calcined petroleum coke which are raw materials required in the smelting process, are received by ship at Khalifa Port and transferred along a five kilometre long offshore belt conveyor and transfer tower system to our storage facilities on site. Some raw materials are transferred from the port by truck.
We can store 210,000 tonnes of alumina at Al Taweelah, and 50,000 tonnes of calcined petroleum coke.
Liquid coal tar pitch and aluminium fluoride are received by road from Jebel Ali.
We have a carbon plant at Al Taweelah to manufacture carbon anodes, which are required in the smelting process.
EGA’s Head Office complex is located next to our Al Taweelah smelter and is the administrative centre of our business.
Our entire site at Al Taweelah is six square kilometres, making it five times the size of Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi.