UAE’s MBRSC & EGA explore opportunities for use of aluminum in space

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE-based largest premium aluminum producer, Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA), and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) have discussed potential collaborations in research and the use of EGA’s aluminum in space.

The two parties also discussed future synergies, including the use of EGA metal by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre in constructing its next spacecraft, the sharing of laboratory capabilities, high-end machinery, and fabrication facilities, and material sourcing.

Salem Humaid AlMarri
Salem Humaid AlMarri
Director General

“I am thankful for the opportunity to visit one of the UAE’s most innovative industrial companies. Through EGA, the UAE is a major global producer of aluminum, a metal essential for space exploration. We look forward to potential future collaboration opportunities with EGA and to prepare new generations of Emirati engineers, experts, and researchers on the UAE’s space sector’s future strategic, sustainable, and scientific achievements.”

Mr. Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer of EGA said that, “We look forward to close cooperation with the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre as the UAE’s aluminum industry contributes to our nation’s space ambitions.”

“Aluminum is lightweight, strong, and infinitely recyclable and has been a key material in the aerospace sector since the dawn of flight. I look forward to EGA’s UAE-made low carbon metal leaving our planet as part of UAE-made spacecraft,” Mr. Bin Kalban added.

As per the reports, EGA and the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre have conducted respective visits to one another’s facilities and have worked closely together in hosting a series of webinar talks focusing on the role of innovation in space exploration and the aluminum industry.

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