SNC-Lavalin achieves first hot metal on EMAL II project nearly three months
ahead of schedule
MONTREAL, Sept. 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to
announce that Phase II of the Emirates Aluminium Smelter Complex (EMAL II)
project in Abu Dhabi achieved first hot metal nearly three months ahead of
schedule. SNC-Lavalin has been contracted to provide engineering, procurement
and construction management services for EMAL II.
Once completed, the Emirates Aluminum Smelter Complex will be one of the
largest single-site aluminium smelters in the world with an annual production
of 1.35 million tonnes per year. With the longest potline and largest gas
treatment centre in the aluminum sector, a 2,000-volt rectifier/transformer
and the biggest captive gas-fired power plant in the world, the Emirates
Aluminium Smelter Complex has set many records in the industry.
"Achieving first hot metal nearly three months ahead of an ambitious target
was only possible because the EMAL and SNC-Lavalin teams were unified in their
commitment, determination and dedication to deliver a world-class project,"
said Brian Murphy, Project Director, EMAL II, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
The early production of hot metal on EMAL II is the latest in a series of
achievements on the project, including over 40 million hours worked without a
lost time incident. The project has also demonstrated industry-leading
environmental performance with innovative recycling and water conservation
"We attained a record-setting performance on EMAL II in spite of having
tougher schedule requirements than we did on EMAL Phase I," said Pierre
Ranger, Senior Vice-President, Aluminum and Bauxite, and SNC-Lavalin's
Corporate Sponsor of the project. "We are very proud of these achievements,
the fruit of 10 years of collaboration between DUBAL, EMAL and other
"This accomplishment is the most recent capstone in a decade of leadership in
the Emirates metals industry," said Robert G. Card, President and CEO,
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., who attended the first hot metal ceremony in Abu
Dhabi. "The EMAL smelter is a flagship project in the United Arab Emirates
economy, and we are very proud of the high level of performance attained and
maintained throughout the project."
SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the
world, and is a major player in the ownership of infrastructure and in the
provision of operations and maintenance services. Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin
has offices across Canada and in over 40 other countries around the world, and
is currently active in some 100 countries. www.snclavalin.com
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