Dubai Aluminum inks $45 million deal with GE Energy

State-owned Dubai Aluminum Company has informed that it has signed a deal worth $45 million with GE Energy.

The seven-year deal aims to cut the cost of aluminum production and increase the reliability and overall performance of 19 GE gas turbines that power the Dubal production complex.

In addition, it will also cut harmful nitrogen oxide emissions by 15 percent.

The scope of work includes supply of parts, performance updates, repairs and field services for planned outages for the gas turbines.

Emal to ramp up output to 700,000 tonnes in 2010

State-owned Emirates Aluminium (Emal) envisages to ramp up output at its giant new aluminium plant to over 700,000 tonnes by the end of fiscal 2010.

The sources said that the firm is developing what eventually will be the major single aluminium plant around the world with a capacity of 1.4 million tonnes. The plant is expected to be fully online by fiscal 2014.

The sources further added that the first phase was due to commence early next year.

Dubal Q2 sales up 5% on Asia, Mideast demand

Dubai Aluminium Co (Dubal) has announced that the sales of the company have witnessed a growth 5 per cent in the second quarter.

Surge in Dubai sales on Asia demand

Yesterday, a confirmation came from Dubai Aluminium Company (Dubal) which said that in the second quarter the sales increased by 5%, as the demand remained sturdy in Asia and the Middle East.

State-owned Dubal said that for the second quarter, sales volumes were 275,055 metric tonnes, as compared to 261,972 metric tonnes in the same period previous year. It said: "Asia and the Middle East remain our traditional largest markets."

Dubal and DP World sign four-year deal

Dubai Aluminium Company Limited (Dubal), the world's largest modern smelter with a captive power station, has announced that it has inked a four-year contract with DP World, the worldwide port operator.

The company has signed this pact in order to control its inbound and outbound cargo management services. 
The sources said that the contract includes DP World handling more than 14.5 million tonnes of imported raw materials and close to five million tonnes of aluminium products for export across the world.