Emal President and CEO, Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei signed the contract with William Hare General mManager Nigel Moss at Emal’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

The scope includes the supply, fabrication and construction of the steel structure for Emal’s new potline and potlining building, maintenance building, superstructure maintenance building and passageways.

The new potline is a vital element of Emal’s expansion plans. Currently Emal’s two potlines have a production capacity of 750kt/y. Potline 3 will take production capacity to 1.3Mt/y.

Mr Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei, said: “This is another step forward for Emal and an important part of our ambitious plans to develop our smelter at Al Taweelah into one of the largest single-site smelters in the world.

"Emal was established to provide diversification to the UAE economy, so it is very welcome that local downstream industry will also benefit as a result of the contract we have signed. This is good deal for the UAE.”