(MENAFN- Emirates News Agency (WAM))
ABU DHABI, 7th December, 2017 (WAM) -- Emirates Global Aluminium, EGA, today received Masud Husain, Ambassador of Canada to the UAE, to celebrate a safety milestone by a Canadian company working to build EGA's Al Taweelah alumina refinery.
Hatch, a global engineering company based in Ontario, Canada, has more than 1,600 people working on its portion of the project, which involves installing a new gas turbine and two heat recovery steam generators at EGA's Al Taweelah power plant and connecting them to the new alumina refinery.
Ambassador Husain was briefed by EGA's management on the company's long-standing relationship with Canada. "EGA is a national industrial champion in the UAE. Canadian companies have a long track record of successfully bidding for important contracts with EGA, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to congratulate Hatch on their good performance in delivering their work on the EGA's new alumina refinery," Husain said.
Abdulla Kalban, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of EGA, said, "The competitiveness of Canadian companies means that they are amongst our most important partners. Safety is always our top priority so I extend my gratitude to Hatch for their outstanding performance so far in delivering a challenging project to the highest safety standards."
Once full production is achieved, Al Taweelah alumina refinery is expected to produce 2 million tonnes of alumina per year, enough to meet 40 percent of EGA's alumina requirements and helping secure the UAE's supplies of this vital raw material for the aluminium industry.
WAM/Rola Alghoul/MOHD AAMIR
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