Phase Two will almost double production capacity to 1.3Mt/y. It will involve building the world’s longest smelting line covering 1.7km and make Emal one of the world’s largest single-site aluminium producers.

The most significant contract has been signed with SNC Lavalin to carry out engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) at the plant. This is essential if Emal is to meet its target of achieving First Hot Metal in Q1 2014. SNC Lavalin provided the same support and services during Phase One of the smelter’s development.

Other successful companies in the round of contract awards are:

Sojitz/Fuji – Transformers-Rectifiers Groups

Sojitz/Hyundai – 400 KV Intertie Transformer

ABB Switzerland – 220 KV GIS

Alstom Norway – Gas and Fume treatment centres

Outotec – Green Carbon Plant, Butts Crushing, Anode Rodding shop and Hot Bath Removal

Rio Tinto Alcan Pechiney – Anode Baking Furnace Technology