Driving sustainable economic growth is one way we make modern life possible for the societies in which we operate. EGA has played a major role in the industrialisation and economic diversification of the UAE for decades, and is making a substantial economic contribution in Guinea.
Aluminium’s use plays an essential role in improving transport efficiencies, reducing energy consumption and global greenhouse gas emissions, improving product longevity and reducing demand on natural resources.
For decades, Emirates Global Aluminium has maintained and developed global competitiveness by focusing on innovation and continuous improvement. We have developed our own aluminium smelting technology in the United Arab Emirates for more than 25 years.
Innovation & continuous improvement is one of our values at EGA.
We expect each other to generate new ideas and to be open to the ideas of others. Meet some of EGA’s innovative people.
“At EGA, we are driven by technology. Our pursuit of class-leading technological excellence allows us to be efficient and competitive among the world’s leading aluminium producers.”
Abdulla Zarooni, Vice President, Technology Development & Transfer, Midstream
"Innovation is extremely important for an industrial company to stay competitive in a fast-changing world and to provide the best products for its customers. We as EGA always strive to improve all aspects of our production process through innovative ideas. I and my team contribute to EGA’s innovation by developing new advanced cell designs and optimising existing ones to improve our efficiency."
Dr. Alexander Arkhipov, Manager – Modelling, Technology Development & Transfer
“Many companies are good, but only innovative ones can become great. This is why EGA has been always encouraging innovators and nurturing a culture of innovation”
Amal Aljasmi, Engineer, Technology Development & Transfer
“The aluminium reduction process is like a black-box with only few small holes to look inside. However, we need to understand and know what happens there to make the process efficient. We develop new approaches to control the pots and make the black-box more and more transparent. I am proud to be a part of this journey together with EGA”
Konstantin Nikandrov, Manager, Pot Control System Development
“Part of my job requirements are continuous learning and seizing technological enhancement opportunities. Today, I am proud to say our reduction technology is well known worldwide for its low implementation cost, high metal productivity, low energy consumption and low emissions”
Abdulaziz Sarhan, Lead Engineer - R&D, Technology Development & Transfer
“I try to take the viewpoint of my clients and imagine what they would want a soil from bauxite residue to be like. The creative part is to realise that the clients are micro-organisms and plants, the science is all about getting it right for your clients, and innovation begins to happen when people ask “Where can I get some of this soil?”
Dr. Markus Graefe, Manager - Bauxite Residue R&D
“At EGA we believe that Industry 4.0 will re-shape our economic and social conditions. Hence it is part of our development strategy and we are proud to take the lead in adopting some of the latest technologies in the aluminium sector, maximising safety and minimising emissions while increasing productivity to acquire both our employees’ and customers’ satisfaction”
Wafa AlKaz, Manager, Casting Operation
“I was very honoured when my idea of the modification of tow hitch in the hot metal trucks, which I submitted through the Suggestion Scheme, was implemented. The recognition of individual;s ideas at EGA is a key motivater for us as employees. I’m proud that my idea saved over half a million dirhams and helped improve both on-site safety and plant sustainability”
Roy Sebastian, Senior Technician in Maintenance
“Our team won EGA Rashid Awards Gold in safety catogery. The idea helped in reducing the amount of time employees spend at height with high potential cause to fall. The aspiration and oppurtunties that was given to us in the company to improve work, improve our life is a bless for us and our families”
Lurajim Jimenez, Mechicial Technician in Jebel Ali Port