US power company GE Energy has signed a multi-year $200m contractual service agreement with Emirates Aluminium.
Under the agreement, GE Energy will supply services for the gas turbines, which are fitted with emission control technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as dictated by the Abu Dhabi Environmental Agency.
Duncan Hedditch, the CEO of Emirates Aluminium, said, ‘Our partnership with GE underscores how two global players can work in partnership to help create a world-class smelter. This service agreement underscores our commitment to sustainability and the seamless production of reliable, high-quality aluminum using the best available, environmentally-sound technology.’
Phase one of the project will have an installed capacity of more than 2,000MW of electricity to be used in the production of 700,000 tons of aluminum per year, while phase two will increase capacity to 1.4 million tonnes of aluminum per year.
John Krenicki, CEO of GE Energy Infrastructure, added, ‘The reliable supply of power is key to the overall success of this milestone project, which will set new technology standards for the aluminum industry in the Middle East and help position the UAE as a leading player in this competitive global industry.’
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