41st International Conference and Exhibition ICSOBA 2023

Technical Field Trips

At ICSOBA 2023 the field trips to Emirates Global Aluminium’s Al Taweelah smelter and refinery were organized on 9 of November. Four groups of total 165 participants took part in a full day bus tour – focusing on bauxite & alumina refinery and aluminium and carbon operations of the plants. After arriving to the plant head office, the short description of facilities layout was given to the plant visitors. Smelter visitors took the full walking tour of the operation inside the plant. Refinery visitors took the bus tour. Short stops to Digestion, BR filtration Precipitation and Evaporation were orgnized. Due to safety restrictions no walking in the refinery premises was allowed however key operations personnel were giving the details and answered questions of participants, on site.

Emirates Global Aluminium Refinery and Smelter

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Feld Trip participants have visited:

  • Al Taweelah alumina refinery – this world-class facility began production in 2019 and produced 2.43 million tonnes in 2022, meeting 47 per cent of EGA’s alumina needs
  • Al Taweelah smelter has a capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per year, from 1266 reduction cells using EGA technology. Potline 3 is the longest potline in the world.