The United Arab Emirates has chosen GE (NYSE: GE) to provide $500m in equipment and services to the Emirates Aluminium smelter complex in Abu Dhabi.

The project entails the supply of steam turbines, generators and a plant-wide control system for the Phase 2 expansion project that will position EMAL as one of the largest single-site aluminum producers in the world.

EMAL President and CEO Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei
“A reliable and efficient supply of power is key to the success of our mission, as electricity accounts for a significant portion of the cost of producing aluminum,” said EMAL President and CEO Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei (pictured). “GE is successfully supporting both our Phase 1 and 2 projects with advanced power generation technology, while the new service agreements for Phase 1 offer equipment upgrades to the latest and most efficient technologies.”

As previously announced, EMAL Phase I includes six GE Frame 9F 3-series gas turbines.

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