Emal to export aluminium to South Korea

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State-owned Emirate's Aluminium (Emal) has signed a contract to ship aluminium to South Korea's Daewoo International Corporation, Wam reported.

This would be the company's first international shipment of the metal. "We are delivering our first shipment to Daewoo," Saeed Al Mazroui, Emal's Chief Executive told Wam.

"This agreement is in line with our business strategy to develop a wide international client base," he added. No details were given on the quality of aluminium that was sent. By the end of 2010, Emal plans to ramp up production of its $5.7 billion (Dh20.93bn) project located at Al Taweelha in Abu Dhabi to 700,000 tonnes of aluminium per year (tpy).

Emal is a 50-50 joint venture between Dubai Aluminium Company Limited (Dubal) and Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), Abu Dhabi's investment vehicle.

Emal is expected to be the world's largest single-site aluminium smelter complex. The first phase of the project will have a capacity of 2,000 megawatts of electricity.

 

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