Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) to explore opportunities to increase its throughput.
Alba’s Chairman of the Board Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa and EGA Vice Chairman Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer were the representatives in the agreement signing ceremony at Dubai Expo 2020.
The two Aluminium producers will cooperate to creep production at Alba’s Potline 6 beyond its name plate design capacity as well as explore using EGA technology and expertise in future expansions at Alba smelter.
“This MoU cements our technology partnership with EGA, our partner of choice. We are pleased with the performance of EGA’s DX+ Ultra technology at Potline 6 and keen to work with EGA to further improve our Potline performance,” Alba’s Chairman of the Board said.
“We are also excited to explore other opportunities to deploy EGA technological expertise at our smelter for the potential brownfield expansion of Potline 7, in another close cooperation between our two nations – the Kingdom of Bahrain and United Arab Emirates,” Shaikh Daij added.
“This agreement is in line with the directives of the UAE’s leadership to further deepen the relations between the two countries. Aluminium Bahrain was EGA’s first technology customer, in a landmark for the development of a knowledge-based economy in the UAE,” EGA Vice Chairman said.
“EGA looks forward to continuing to apply its technology expertise on a commercial basis to support their production ambitions. EGA’s goal is to be the technology supplier of choice in the Aluminium industry, with technology as a growing revenue stream for EGA as well as delivering competitive advantage for the company’s own operations,” Al Tayer added.