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EGA and Aludium sign contract for rolling slab

The companies look forward a long-term partnership. (Image source: EGA)

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has signed a five-year agreement with Aludium to supply rolling slab

Europe-based Aludium, which owns three former Alcoa rolling mills in Spain and France, has been getting metal from EGA since 2017.

Rolling slab is processed into plate, sheet and foil products which are used in industries from automotive to printing and packaging. The agreement was signed at EGA?s Al Taweelah site in Abu Dhabi by Walid Al Attar, chief marketing officer at EGA, and Arnaud De Weert, chief executive officer at Aludium.

Commenting on the agreement, Walid Al Attar said that the company looks forward to supplying Aludium with the high-quality rolling slab they need to make their products over the years to come.

Arnaud De Weert noted, ?Aludium will be working with a smelter, which has a secure and long-term energy and raw material base, and which is committed to the highest standards of quality.?

EGA has the capacity to produce about 400,000 tonnes of rolling slab per year at its Al Taweelah site in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi. EGA produced 2.6mn tonnes of aluminium in 2017, makin it the world?s largest producer of ?premium aluminium? or value-added products.