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Work starts on UAE’s largest aluminium recycling plant 

Emirates Global Aluminium expects to become the largest consumer of aluminium scrap in Abu Dhabi EGA
Emirates Global Aluminium expects to become the largest consumer of aluminium scrap in Abu Dhabi

Emirates Global Aluminium has commenced construction of what it claims will be the largest aluminium recycling plant in the UAE.

The facility, with a capacity of 170,000 tonnes per year, is being built next to EGA’s existing smelter in Al Taweelah, Abu Dhabi, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

Construction is expected to be completed within three years. The value of the plant was not disclosed.

The plant will process post-consumer aluminium scrap, such as used window frames and pre-consumer aluminium scrap from extrusion production, into low-carbon, high-quality premium aluminium billets.

Once the recycling plant is complete, EGA expects to become the largest consumer of aluminium scrap in Abu Dhabi.

“Our construction of the aluminium recycling plant will provide low carbon product options for our local and global customers while contributing to the national Operation 300bn industrial growth strategy,” stated Abdulnasser bin Kalban, CEO of Emirates Global Aluminium.

EGA has committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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