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Emirates Global Aluminium Marks 40 Years

Metal News - Published on Mon, 18 Nov 2019

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The largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, Emirates Global Aluminium, marks 40 years since the first tonne of aluminium was produced in the UAE. Since production began in November 1979 at EGA’s site in Jebel Ali– then known as Dubai Aluminium the aluminium sector has grown into one of the UAE’s largest industries accounting for 1.4 per cent of the economy and supporting 60,000 UAE jobs. In line with the vision of the UAE’s Founding Father the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to diversify the UAE’s economy, DUBAL was founded in 1975 by the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. DUBAL expanded under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance of the UAE.

EGA Managing Director & CEO Abdulla Kalban said that “EGA has produced over 30 million tonnes of aluminium since that first tonne in 1979, with our metal becoming part of everything from cars to skyscrapers and making modern life possible for people worldwide. Over the past 40 years, we have taken the UAE from no aluminium production to the fifth largest aluminium-producing country in the world. We can proudly say that we have built a great company and UAE industry, turning the vision of our founder the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum into reality.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 18 Nov 2019
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