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With a hot metal production capacity in excess of one million metric tonnes per year, DUBAL's Jebel Ali complex ranks as the world's largest single-site primary aluminium smelter using pre-baked anode technology. DUBAL is internationally renowned for its premium purity, high quality products; and exports more than 90 per cent of its annual production to about 50 countries across the globe. The company, which is widely acknowledged as the UAE's industrial flagship, places the safety and health of its employees above other priorities. DUBAL also owns 50 per cent of Emirates Aluminium ("EMAL") in Al Taweelah, Abu Dhabi, where the first phase of construction is complete and the full 750,000 metric tonnes per year production capacity has been commissioned. Construction of EMAL Phase II, which will increase EMAL's total production capacity to 1.3 million metric tonnes per year, began mid-2011. In addition, DUBAL holds shares in upstream development projects.About EMALEMAL, a 50:50 joint venture between DUBAL and Mubadala, was established in February 2007 to construct what will become one of the world's largest single-site aluminium smelter complex. The project is being built in two Phases. Energizing of the 756 reduction cells in EMAL Phase I, with a total capacity of 750,000 metric tonnes per annum, took place between 1 December 2009 and 31 December 2010 - with full production being reached four months ahead of schedule, yet within budget. The company already enjoys a strong reputation for sound safety management, wellbeing programmes for its employees and adopting global best practices to minimize its environmental footprint - the latter entrenched through the implementation of DX Reduction Technology, which offers enhanced energy efficiency and productivity levels yet lower environmental emissions than comparative technologies. talent through job-creation, engaging the community in corporate activities and celebrating the national and cultural heritage of the UAE. EMAL Phase II was announced in July 2011. A new 444-cell potline is being built which, together with a technology upgrade of the existing cells, will increase EMAL's annual production capacity to around 1.3 million metric tonnes by the end of 2014. DUBAL DX Technology has been licensed to and installed at EMAL Phase I; while the new generation, enhanced DUBAL DX Technology has been licensed for EMAL Phase II.



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