Al Taweelah Alumina refinery

Thursday, 25th April 2024 (tours departing at 8:00am and 10:30am)

The Al Taweelah alumina refinery, situated adjacent to the smelter, began production in 2019. The refinery, which has a nameplate capacity of 2M tonnes per annum, is the first in the UAE and only the second in the Middle East. It supplies over 45 per cent of EGA’s alumina needs. 

Visitors will be given a guided bus tour of the refinery, with commentary and Q&A sessions provided by EGA personnel. The tour will pass all of the major unit operations, including two sites where pilot plants dedicated to EGA’s Bauxite Residue utilisation technologies are in operation or under construction. For safety reasons, guests will not be permitted to leave the bus during the operations tour.

However, guests will be able to stretch their legs during a walking tour of the central control room and a visit to the auditorium at EGA’s corporate headquarters, where they can also inspect the demonstration garden built using EGA’s “Turba” manufactured soil. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The refinery is approximately 1.5 hours by bus from the conference venue. The morning tour (40 persons max) will depart at 8:00 am and return at 2:00pm. The midday tour (40 persons max) will depart at 10:30am and return at 4:30 pm.

Please nominate your preferred tour when registering.

https://www.ega.ae/en/about-us/operations/al-taweelah-alumina-refinery

Al Taweelah Smelter

Thursday, 25th April 2024 (tour departs at 8:00am)

EGA’s Al Taweelah smelter was built in two phases. The first began production in 2009, and the second in 2013. On completion it was the largest single-site smelter in the world, extending over six square kilometres. In 2019, the site became the first in the Middle East to receive certification to the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Performance Standards, the aluminium industry’s internationally recognised standard for environmental and social performance and governance.

Visitors to the smelter will be given a walking tour within an operating potline, together with a visit to the auditorium at EGA’s corporate headquarters, where they can also inspect the demonstration garden built using EGA’s “Turba” manufactured soil. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

A morning tour only (40 persons max) will be provided. As this involves a walking tour of an operating smelter, personal protective equipment will be required to be worn by all delegates participating in the tour.

To ensure that the event goes smoothly on the day, we will need to be advised of your size requirements in advance, so that the appropriate PPE will be available for you before embarking on the tour. If you are currently enrolled in the smelter tour, or plan to be, please examine the attached size chart and nominate your requirements for shirt, trousers and safety boots and send your details to the conference organizer (MCI) at alumina2024@wearemci.com. Your PPE package will be provided to you by your tour guides upon your arrival at EGA headquarters at Taweelah, Abu Dhabi. Change facilities are available at the EGA HQ meeting location. A limited number of additional sets of PPE of various sizes will be held at the meeting location, but to avoid disappointment, please advise us of your requirements as soon as possible. Those without appropriate PPE will not be permitted to join the tour.

You should also note that, due to the high magnetic fields within the smelter area, delegates with pace-makers or whom are currently pregnant, are not permitted to take the smelter tour.

All PPE allocated on the day must be returned to your EGA tour guides at the conclusion of the tour, prior to your return to the Grand Hyatt.

https://www.ega.ae/en/about-us/operations/al-taweelah

EGA Al Taweelah Smelter Tour

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Safety Gear Type & size Trousers
Waist size (inches)
Shirt
Collar size (cm)
Shoes (Brown)
UK size
Shoes (Brown)
EU (cm)
Small 30 38 6 39
Medium 32 40 7 41
Large 34 44 8 42
36 46 9 43
X Large 38 48 10 44
40 50 11 46
XX Large 42 52
XXX Large 44 54
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