Currently, the smelter's phase ll development is around 70% complete and when ready the capacity will soar from a current 800kt to 1.3Mt/yr.

Yousuf Bastaki, Emal's vice president for projects, said that the partnership developed between Abu Dhabi Ports 'has enabled the smooth and efficient transportation of vital equipment needed to build one of the world's largest single-site aluminium smelters'.