Emirates Aluminium Board Approves Smelter Phase 2
The project’s second phase will add an additional 0,52 Mt in annual production capacity to the smelter. The expansion was pending approval from the company’s board for months. It will make the smelter one of the largest single-site producers of primary aluminum in the world. The joint venture between Abu Dhabi government investment firm Mubadala Development Co. and Dubai Aluminum Co. (Dubal), started phase one production at the smelter in December 2009 and reached full production capacity of 0,75 Mt in January 2010 (07/2011).