Specialized in providing global solutions to the main market segments by supplying premium quality products and systems, the traditional global player WEG has been appointed the single supplier of all low and medium voltage Induction motors for a new alumina refinery under construction in the UAE. This is the second WEG achievement in the Middle East Aluminum Industry after the successful supply and commissioning of all electric motors to Ma’aden Aluminum in Saudi Arabia, where again WEG was the sole supplier.
Located in the aluminium cluster under development at the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (“KIZAD”), the new refinery is being developed by Emirates Global Aluminium (“EGA”) and will be operated by its subsidiary, Al Taweelah Alumina. Phase I of the project will have a nameplate capacity of 2 Mtpa. EGA plans to double the capacity of Al Taweelah Alumina in Phase II. The refinery will extract aluminum oxide (alumina) – a key raw material to produce primary aluminum – from bauxite. WEG has been selected as the single supplier of all low and medium voltage Induction motors for the project for its engineering and project management expertise.
EGA, which is jointly owned in equal shares by Mubadala Development Company of Abu Dhabi and Investment Corporation of Dubai, is one of the world’s five largest primary aluminium producers and also owns upstream assets.