The €100M order will see Outotec deliver technology, engineering, supply and installation of a green anode plant with one anode production line, along with a crushing plant for recycled carbon materials.

Expanding the liquid pitch storage system and the plant operation centre at the Al-Taweelah, Abu Dhabi site are also part of the scope.

The two companies also agreed that Outotec would deliver an anode rodding shop and hot bath removal facility, including engineering, procurement and construction.

The smelter facility is scheduled to be commissioned in early 2014. Once the second phase is completed, Emal will be the world’s largest single-site aluminium smelter.

It currently produces 750kt/y but it will be able to almost double that figure with a planned capacity of 1.3Mt/y by the end of 2014.