Alba signs technical service deal with EGA for Reduction Line 6

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Alba & EGA sign technology service agreement
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Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), one of the world’s largest aluminum smelters, and Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the largest industrial company in the UAE outside oil and gas, have inked a Technology Services Agreement for Alba’s Reduction Line 6.

It was signed between Alba’s CEO Ali Al Baqali and EGA’s CEO Abdulnasser Bin Kalban in the presence of top officials from both companies.

This Agreement encompasses both onsite and remote assistance wherein EGA will provide Alba’s Reduction Line 6 with technical support services, monitoring services as well as operational consultation. The agreement also covers operational and process audits, technical training workshops, as well as hands-on operation support among others.

Ali Al Baqali_Alba_EGA partnership agreement
Ali Al Baqali
CEO – Alba

“Alba’s Reduction Line 6 is a success story built upon the foundation of our exceptional local talent and bolstered by EGA’s DX+ Ultra technology playing a role in it. We are excited to build on our partnership with EGA through this technical services agreement as it will enable our human talent to continuously benefit from EGA’s DX+ Ultra advancements and achieve our sustainability objectives.”

Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer of EGA, said that, “EGA’s longstanding partnership with Alba reflects the vision of our wise leadership to deepen the dynamic relations between our two countries. We are pleased to extend our technology and know-how provision to Aluminum Bahrain and further build on the success of Reduction Line 6 built with EGA technology. Our partnership is grounded in shared values and commitment to advancing sustainable development. At EGA, we have been developing our own technology for more than 30 years. EGA’s bold aspiration is to innovate the future of aluminum production and cement our position as the technology partner of choice for our industry.”

Commissioned on 13 December 2018 and gradually ramped up over the course of 2019, Alba’s Reduction Line 6 has brought the Company’s nameplate production capacity to more than 1.6 million metric tons per annum.

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