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Our history

Emirates Global Aluminium is built on the proud heritage of two aluminium pioneers. We have been developing our business for the past four decades, innovating aluminium to make modern life possible for the world, the societies in which we operate, and our people.

  • 1975
    1. Calendar May
      HH sheikh Rashid visits DUBAL plant 1980.jpg

      Our founder, the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, signs a decree establishing Dubai Aluminium.

  • 1979
    1. Calendar November
      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 February

      EMAL Phase I announced

    2. Calendar May

      Acquisition of shares in Guinea Alumina Corporation JV

    3. Calendar July

      Start-up of Potline 5B at DUBAL

  • 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 May
      EGA acquired 100% share of Guinea Alumina Corporation
    2. Calendar June

      Formation of EGA announced

    3. Calendar September
      Start-up of Potline 3 at EMAL
  • 2014
    1. Calendar June
      Republic of Guinea Parliament ratifies revised Guinea Alumina Corporation Project Scope
    2. Calendar July

      EMAL Phase II fully commissioned

    3. Calendar September
      EGA Board of Directors gives Limited Notice to Proceed with Shaheen Project Phase I
  • 2015
    1. Calendar March
      Al Taweelah Alumina incorporated
    2. Calendar May
      EGA Board of Directors gives Notice to Proceed with Phase I of the Al Taweelah Alumina Refinery Project
  • 2016
    1. Calendar June
      EGA Board of Directors gives Full Notice to Proceed with Guinea Alumina Corporation Project Phase I
  • 2017
    1. Calendar Feb
      ASI logo

      EGA becomes first Middle East headquartered company to join the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

    2. Calendar October

      EGA completes $300 million project to retrofit older production lines with UAE technology

  • 2019
    1. Calendar April

      EGA starts up Al Taweelah alumina refinery, the first in the UAE and only the second in the Middle East

    2. Calendar May
      218_Aerial of EGA - Al Taweelah Site_Group 9_-593A0847_593A0851-5 images.jpg

      EGA's Al Taweelah site is certified to the ASI Performance Standard, in first for Middle East

    3. Calendar August

      First bauxite exports from Guinea Alumina Corporation

    4. Calendar November
      40 years logo for website-01.png

      EGA celebrates 40 years since the first aluminium was produced in the UAE, by pot 2 in Line 1A at Jebel Ali.

  • 2021
    1. Calendar January

      EGA and Dubai Electricity & Water Authority make the UAE the first country in the world to produce aluminium using the power of the sun

    2. Calendar August

      EGA's Jebel Ali site is certified to the ASI Performance Standard

  • 2022
    1. Calendar November
      EGA reaches 40 tonnes of metal since 1997.JPG

      EGA reaches 40 million tonnes of hot metal produced since start-up of Jebel Ali in 1979

  • 2023
    1. Calendar March

      EGA's Guinea Alumina Corporation achieves first certification in Guinea to the ASI Performance Standard

    2. Calendar March
      EGA EBIDTA 2023.JPG

      EGA reports best results in its history, with record production across the value chain