UAE: EGA tech picked for Aluminium Bahrain Line 6
Emirates Global Aluminium's DX+ Ultra Smelting tech was first picked in 2012 as a part of Alba's feasibility study, and was approved alongside the Line 6 expansion in 2015
The UAE's Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) announced it has concluded the sale of its DX+ Ultra Smelting Technology to Aluminium Bahrain (Alba).
Alba will use the system for its Line 6 expansion project, under the Technology License Agreement.
This is the first time EGA's technology has been purchased.
The technology was developed by EGA's subsidiary, Dubai Aluminium (Dubal), also known as EGA Jebel Ali.
Alba had first picked DX+ Smelting tech in December 2012 for its Line 6 Bankable Feasibility Study, and agreed upon its application when the expansion project was okayed in June 2015.
The Line 6 expansion project will add a 1.5km potline, which will increase Alba's annual production by 540,000 tonnes a year.
Construction work on the project will commence in the first half of this year, with the first produce of hot metal expected in 2019.