Emal awards steel structure contract for smelter

email-expansionUK’s William Hare Structural Engineers was awarded a contract to provide the steel structure for the expansion of Emirates Aluminium’s (Emal) smelter.

William Hare will build a steel structure for the company’s third potline. The scope includes the supply, fabrication and erection of steel structure for EMAL's new potline and potlining building, maintenance building, superstructure maintenance building and passageways.

EMAL's president and CEO, Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei, said, "This is another step forward for EMAL and an important part of our ambitious plans to develop our smelter at Al Taweelah into one of the largest single-site smelters in the world."

The new potline is a vital element of EMAL's expansion plans. Currently EMAL's two potlines have a production capacity of 750,000 tonnes per year. Potline 3 will take annual production capacity to 1.3mn metric tonnes.

The required steel for the new potline will be fabricated using raw materials provided by Emirates Steel, Emal said.

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