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GE Power & Water has signed a long-term contractual services agreement (CSA) with aluminium producer Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) to service and operate on turbines at the Taweelah aluminium smelter complex in Abu Dhabi
The Taweelah smelter is the largest single-site smelter complex in Abu Dhabi where GE’s 9FA gas turbines have been installed for an aluminium project, stated officials from GE.
According to the EGA, its core operating assets are Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) and Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) – whose combined annual production is 2.4mn tonnes per annum (tpa), making EGA the fifth largest aluminium producer in the world.
Abdulla Kalban, managing director of EGA, said, “As a joint entity, EGA is moving to the next level of growth as a top global aluminium producer with a strong commitment to the highest measures of operational efficiency and health, environment and safety standards. GE has been a long-term partner of EMAL and DUBAL, supporting the organizations with advanced power generation equipment as well as efficient service support. The new CSA will further enable the Taweelah smelter to function seamlessly through proactive maintenance and assured reliability.”
GE has complied to extend the current contractual service agreement for three of its 9FA gas turbines, as well as add the maintenance and support for two 9FA standby units. The agreement would also cover requirements of spare parts, repairs and field services. In addition, GE’s emission control technologies will also ensure the plant reduces its carbon footprint and meets regulatory requirements set by the Abu Dhabi Environmental Agency.