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In It For The Long Run

GE gets contracts for service, equipment for aluminum smelter complex

Posted on March 11, 2013

GE has received contracts worth US$500 million to provide equipment and long-term services, directly and via engineering procurement contractors, for the Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) smelter complex in Abu Dhabi.

The project is expected to result in lower emissions, addressing the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) goal to achieve cleaner and more efficient industrial growth and enabling EMAL to produce aluminum with better fuel efficiency, GE said.

GE will supply gas and steam turbines, generators and a plant-wide control system for the Phase 2 expansion project. GE also will provide its latest technology upgrades for its gas turbines currently operating Phase I of the EMAL complex. The technology upgrades will include GE’s DLN 2.6+ combustion technology, designed to lower nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, as well as extend the lifespan of gas turbines parts.

GE’s new equipment contract with Samsung C&T, the Korean engineering procurement and construction company building the new combined-cycle power plant for EMAL Phase 2, includes three Frame 9F 3-series gas turbine generators and two SC5 steam turbine generators. When finished, the EMAL Phase 2 power plant will have the capacity to generate more than 1000 MW of power to support EMAL’s expanded operations.

The EMAL aluminum complex is situated in the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) in Al Taweelah, Abu Dhabi. EMAL, a joint venture between Mubadala Development Co. and Dubai Aluminium, serves more than 150 customers in 36 countries.