The company is expecting to increase its production capacity by another 7,000 Metric Tonnes per annum.

The company has also announced plans to start a new powder coating plant with a capacity of 8,400 Metric Tonnes per annum, as demand for aluminium products surges amidst rampant construction projects in the UAE and region.

“There have been significant investments in transportation, electrical and industrial sectors across the UAE and GCC states, and demand for aluminium extrusion profiles for these sectors is expected to surge in the near future. Aluminium exports are expected to be robust in the future and becoming one of the key non-oil industry sector in the UAE,” said Khalfan Al Suwaidi, Managing Director of EEF.

Aluminium production in the GCC is expected to grow significantly in the short to medium term and the region is expected to contribute around 15% of the total global production of aluminium by 2015.