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SNC-Lavalin furthers Emirates partnership with three-year deal

July 2, 2019   Don Horne




SNC-Lavalin has signed a three-year agreement with Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) to provide engineering and project management support services for its two existing smelter complexes and Al Taweelah alumina refinery.

“As a premier engineering end-to-end services provider, we have established a long track record of delivering some of the world’s leading mining and metallurgy projects,” said Craig Muir, president, resources, SNC-Lavalin. “Over the past 15 years, we have been successfully delivering EGA’s large-scale projects to the highest quality and safety standards. We are honoured to extend our long-term partnership and to continue providing our global-caliber expertise and local knowledge to support industry growth in the UAE.”

Under this agreement, SNC-Lavalin will provide integrated engineering services covering all multi-disciplinary aspects related to power plant, energy distribution, water desalination, aluminum smelting, casting and carbon plants of EGA’s Al Taweelah and Jebel Ali smelter complexes. It will also include delivering multi-disciplinary engineering services pertaining to the Al Taweelah alumina refinery.

In addition, the services will include project management services such as construction management, cost control and planning, contract engineering and project portfolio management.

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SNC-Lavalin’s partnership with EGA started in 2004 with providing FEED, EPCM and Technology Packaging services for Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) and all its extension projects.

DUBAL and Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) merged to form EGA in 2014.

Jebel Ali smelter’s production capacity has increased from 680,000 TPY to current capacity (~ 1.1 MTPY), thanks to expertise provided by SNC-Lavalin. The Al Taweelah smelter complex in Abu Dhabi – the world’s largest single-site aluminum smelter when it was constructed – is another successful collaboration with EGA, where SNC-Lavalin provided engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the project’s first and second phases.


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