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Outotec: Aluminum smelter technology for Emirates Aluminium  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) and Emirates Aluminium PJSC (EMAL) have agreed to terms for two contracts with a total value of over EUR 100 million. The deal calls for Outotec to deliver aluminum smelter technology to the second phase of EMAL’s smelter expansion project located at Al-Taweelah in Abu Dhabi. Outotec will be providing 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 center are also part of the overall scope. In addition, the two companies also agreed that Outotec is to deliver an anode rodding shop and hot-bath-removal facility, including engineering, procurement and construction. The work is to be carried out ensuring that the technology meets the strong environmental standards as outlined by EMAL. The massive smelter facility is scheduled to be commissioned by early 2014. Once the overall second phase is completed, EMAL will be the world’s largest single-site aluminum smelter. Currently, the company is producing roughly 750,000 metric tons (m.t.) of aluminum annually, but it will be able to almost double that figure…
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