Aluminium: the Future, from Mine to Space

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Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) consistently ranks as one of the largest and most modern aluminium smelters in the world. Known for its technological strength and innovative policies, Alba enforces strict environmental guidelines, maintains high track record for safety, and is widely regarded as one of the top ten performers on a global scale. Alba today produces more than 971,000 metric tonnes per annum of the highest grade aluminium, with products including standard and T-ingots, extrusion billets, rolling slab, propertzi ingots, and molten aluminium. Around 50 per cent of output is supplied to Bahrain’s downstream aluminium industry, with the rest exported to regional and international customers in the Middle East, Europe, Far East, South East Asia, Africa, and North America.


EGA is owned equally by Mubadala Development Company of Abu Dhabi and Investment Corporation of Dubai. EGA is an Aluminium conglomerate with interests in bauxite/alumina and primary Aluminium smelting; with plans for significant local growth and international expansion. EGA’s core operating assets – Dubai Aluminium (“DUBAL”) and Emirates Aluminium (“EMAL”) – began operating in 1979 and 2009 respectively, collectively giving the business a legacy of 40 years’ experience at EGA’s formation in 2014. Widely acknowledged as the UAE’s industrial flagship, EGA’s history is marked by numerous key milestones and achievements.


Egyptalum is located in the heart of the aluminium valley. It first started production in 1975. The annual production reached 320,000 metric ton which is characterized by the variety of mix product for primary aluminium, flat rolled products and extrusions. The desired philosophy is to increase the productivity, reduce the environmental impact with goals for local growth and international expansion.


Ma’aden is the largest multi-commodity mining and metals company in the Middle East and among the fastest-growing mining companies in the world, with revenues of SAR 40.3 billion ($10.7 billion) in 2022. We are developing the mining industry into the third pillar of Saudi economy in line with Vision 2030, and aim to be a role model in responsible and sustainable operations.

We operate 17 mines and sites, have 6,000+ direct employees and export products to over 30 countries. We are embarking on massive growth over the next 18 years across phosphate, aluminium, gold, copper and new minerals – to leverage the Kingdom’s estimated $1.3 trillion mineral endowment and international opportunities.


Qatalum is an equal joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and Hydro Aluminium of Norway produces more than 610,000 tons of high-quality primary aluminium products per annum from twin 1.2 kilometre potlines. Qatalum’s complex facilities include a carbon plant, port and storage facilities, as well as a captive power plant. Qatalum’s state-of-the-art cast house products are value-added extrusion ingots and foundry alloys that meet the stringent quality standards of its global customer base. Used in a variety of industries including the automotive, construction, engineering and in the manufacturing of consumer goods, by the end of its journey, Qatalum’s aluminium reaches the entire global community. Qatalum has a dynamic and diversified workforce, representing over 37 nationalities and is pursuing industrial diversity for Qatar and its people and actively creating a future of industrial environmental sustainability and economic opportunities.

Sohar Aluminium

Sohar Aluminium was formed in September 2004 to undertake a landmark Greenfield aluminium smelter project in the Sultanate of Oman and is jointly owned by Oman Oil Company, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC – TAQA and Rio Tinto. By implementing decades of industry insight in its design, specification and construction Sohar Aluminium has been created to ensure efficiency, environmental protection and the utmost safety of its workforce. The smelter has an annual production capacity of 375,000 tonnes of high quality Aluminium. Sohar Aluminium’s development mirrors the Sultanate of Oman’s own emergence onto the world stage – driving forward at a formidable pace, but all the while mindful and respectful of its cultural heritage and values. Sohar Aluminium intends to become a benchmark smelter while contributing to the sustainable development of Oman.

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