The Al Taweelah, UAE smelter achieved the landmark figure in November, less than two years after it was commissioned in December 2009.

Average daily metal production since 2009 has been 1400t/day. Current production stands at 2035t/day, strongly positioning Emal to meet the projected increase in global aluminium demand.

Emal reported no lost time injuries on its reduction potlines in 2011; equivalent to five million man hours. Its reduction potlines also operated without a single pot failure.