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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
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      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
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      Start-up of Potline 7a at DUBAL

  • 2006
    1. Calendar June
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      Start-up of Potline 7b & 9b at DUBAL

  • 2007
    1. Calendar February
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      EMAL Phase I announced

    2. Calendar May
      2007-may.jpg

      Acquisition of shares in Guinea Alumina Corporation JV

    3. Calendar July
      2007-july.jpg

      Start-up of Potline 5B at DUBAL

  • 2008
    1. Calendar February
      2008.jpg

      Start-up of Potline 8 at DUBAL

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

      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
      2013-june.jpg

      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
      2014-june.jpg

      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
      workers

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