DAC joins the country’s aluminium sector and the aluminium cluster in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD)
Ducab Aluminium Company was officially inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, a ceremony held in KIZAD this week.
Eng Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, Chairman of DAC and Ducab and explaianed that DAC has signed a multi-year contract with Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) for the supply of aluminium to its facility.
“We will emphasise the competitive edge for ‘Made-in-UAE’ products, with 100% UAE-made aluminium rods and overhead lines replacing imports,” he said. “We are well-positioned to optimise local resources that are customised to various industries’ requirements, in line with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.”
The facility has been built close to Emirates Global Aluminium’s (the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas) Al Taweelah aluminium smelter, one of the largest in the world. EGA supplies DAC with molten aluminium along a dedicated ‘hot metal road’, the first in the UAE to link separate industrial sites.
Abdulla Kalban, EGA’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer said added “The aluminium industry with EGA at its heart has long played an important role in the economic diversification of the UAE, creating jobs and economic opportunity. We welcome the official inauguration of DAC, and look forward to reliably supplying them with the metal they need to make their products in the years to come.”