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September 20, 2013

SNC-Lavalin achieves first hot metal on EMAK II project

Gerald Ondrey

SNC-Lavalin Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada; says that Phase II of the Emirates Aluminum Smelter Complex (EMAL II) project in Abu Dhabi has achieved first hot metal nearly three months ahead of schedule. SNC-Lavalin has been contracted to provide engineering, procurement and construction management services for EMAL II.

Once completed, the Emirates Aluminum Smelter Complex will be one of the largest single-site aluminum smelters in the world with an annual production of 1.35-million metric tons per year. With the longest potline and largest gas treatment center in the aluminum sector, a 2,000-V rectifier/transformer and the biggest captive gas-fired power plant in the world, the Emirates Aluminum Smelter Complex has set many records in the industry.

The early production of hot metal on EMAL II is the latest in a series of achievements on the project, including over 40 million hours worked without a lost time incident. The project has also demonstrated industry-leading environmental performance with innovative recycling and water conservation initiatives.


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