EGA plans to build its first aluminium recycling facility in UAE

EGA plans to build its first aluminium recycling facility in UAE

WAM: Emirates Global Aluminium plans to build a 150,000 tonnes per year aluminium recycling facility, the company’s first and set to be the largest in the UAE.

EGA intends to market recycled aluminium under the product name “EternAL,” the company announced on Wednesday in a statement.

The facility will process post-consumer aluminium scrap such as used window frames, as well as preconsumer aluminium scrap from extrusion production, into low-carbon, high quality aluminium billets, EGA said.

Aluminium scrap for the recycling facility will mainly be sourced from the UAE and the wider region. More than half the aluminium scrap generated in the GCC is currently either disposed of or exported, the statement added.

Feasibility studies for the project are underway. Production ramp-up could begin as early as 2024, the company revealed.