Monday 30 July 2012
Last Update 30 July 2012 2:56 am
Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) won top honors in the Best Brownfield Technology category of the 2012 American Metal Market (AMM) Awards for Aluminium Excellence, presented at AMM's second annual Aluminium Summit held in New York. DUBAL won the award for a systems modernization powered by GE technology.
The 2012 Awards for Aluminium Excellence Program recognizes the most innovative companies in the field across multiple categories, and winners are selected by a judging panel comprising leaders of many of the top businesses in the aluminum industry. The project recognized at this year's awards began in 2007, when GE and DUBAL launched a major energy- and cost-savings initiative.
"We are pleased to win the Aluminium Smelter Excellence award. The award is a further testament to DUBAL's ongoing efforts at improving the efficiency and reliability of our power supply, which is key to aluminum production. As a champion of Dubai's economic diversification, we have been working closely with our trusted partner GE, the leading provider of advanced energy technology worldwide, to successfully reduce our cost of generating electricity, which will support our competitiveness in the global market," said DUBAL President & CEO Abdullah Kalban.
"We congratulate DUBAL on winning this global award," said Joseph Anis, president and CEO, GE Energy for the Middle East. "The award recognizes DUBAL's unwavering mission to drive economic diversification in the country. It also celebrates our successful relationship with DUBAL and our continued commitment to deliver tailored technology solutions to support the country with its development, and to meet the demands of growing industrial applications, such as the aluminum industry."
DUBAL owns and operates one of the world's largest single-site aluminum smelters: its smelter complex in Jebel Ali produces more than one million tons of quality, hot metal aluminum each year. Further, with an on-site generating capacity exceeding 2,500 MW, it supplies all of its own electric power.
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