1,000 More Jobs To Be Created In UAE By 2014

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By the end of 2014, 1,000 more job opportunities are expected to be created in United Arab1,000 More Jobs To Be Created In UAE By 2014 Emirates for Emirates Aluminum Expansion alone.
The $4.5 billion second phase of Emirates Aluminium’s $4.5bn expansion of its Abu Dhabi-based production facility comes on-stream was confirmed and announced early this week.
Phase II of Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) was commenced on Sunday at the company’s production site at Al Taweelah in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Commencing three months ahead of schedule, the operation of the second phase will see EMAL’s annual production capacity increase from 800,000 tonnes of aluminium a year to a total of 1.3m tonnes by the end of 2014.
“Initially what we have in EMAL is almost 2,000 employees at different levels… with the second phase there will be an additional 900 to 1,000,” said Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei, president and CEO of EMAL. “Mainly they will be focused on the operational side because we maintain our other management levels. We will have a total close to 3,000 employees,” he added.
The plant will include some world record breaking credentials, including the largest single site production capacity of 1.3 million tonnes a year, the world’s longest potline ever built at 1.7km long and the world’s largest gas treatment centre.
EMAL, which is a joint venture between Abu Dhabi investment fund Mubadala and Dubai Aluminium (Dubal), currently contributes 0.4 percent of the UAE’s total GDP in 2012 and 2013.
Opened in December 2009 with an initial investment of $6bn, a further $4.5bn has been allocated to the development of Phase II began. Work began in September 2011 and will reach full capacity in late 2014 and will result in the work force increasing by nearly 50 percent.