By the end of 2014, 1,000 more job opportunities are expected to be created in United Arab Emirates for Emirates Aluminum Expansion alone.
The confirmed$4.5 billion 2nd phase expansion of Emirates Aluminium’s for its production facility based in Abu Dhabi comes on-stream was announced early this week.
Emirates Aluminium’s Phase II was commenced on Sunday at the office’s production site at Al Taweelah in the capital city. Launching 3 months ahead of timetable, the operation of the 2nd phase will view EMAL’s yearly production capacity increase from eight hundred thousand tonnes of aluminum per year to an overall of 1.3 million tonnes by the end of 2014.
“Initially what we have in EMAL is nearly two thousand employees at different levels… with the next stage there will be a further 900 to 1,000,” said Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei, president and CEO of EMAL. “Primarily they will keep their mind on the operational side because we maintain our other management levels. We will have a total close to three thousand employees,” he added.
The plant will include some record-breaking 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 center.
EMAL, holds a JV between Dubai Aluminium (Dubal) Abu Dhabi investment fund Mubadala, presently contributes 0.4 percent of the UAE’s total gross domestic product 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.