Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) hosted a visit by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) Director General of Economic Affairs Sameh Al Qubaisi as he toured the company’s alumina and aluminium facilities at Al Taweelah.
Company officials were on hand for the visit by Al Qubaisi and his entourage from ADDED as they were briefed on the company’s activities at the site and their efforts at continued localization of operations there.
Al Qubaisi said in a related press release that EGA plays an important role in building the locally-sourced economy.
“To achieve the ambitious goals of the Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy, we focus on working closely with major manufacturers that are contributing positively to creating new jobs, increasing non-oil GDP and exports. We are proud of the role played by our national economic champions, like Emirates Global Aluminium, in developing the industrial sector. This visit allowed us to be briefed about the latest developments in EGA’s facilities and discuss ways to further strengthen cooperation to achieve sustainable economic development”.
Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer of EGA, welcomed the visit by ADDED’s director.
“It was a pleasure to welcome His Excellency and his delegation from the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development to Al Taweelah, which is amongst the largest industrial sites in the Emirate outside oil and gas. EGA has been a pioneer of economic diversification for decades, and we fully support the Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy to grow the industrial sector further. We see opportunities for new manufacturing to develop both in our supply chain and using our metal.”
Based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Emirates Global Aluminium is an aluminium conglomerate created by the merger between Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) and Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) in 2013. EGA had an estimated enterprise value of US$15 billion at the time the merger took place. The firm is owned equally by Mubadala Development Company of Abu Dhabi and Investment Corporation of Dubai. Emirates Global Aluminium holds interests in bauxite/alumina and primary aluminium smelting.