April 24th, 2013 by under Uncategorized. No Comments.

Inside the DUBAL factory

The students visited Dubai Aluminum, the world’s largest modern aluminum smelter.  DUBAL is known for providing the highest purity aluminum, particularly given their current position of having the lowest operating costs in the world.  Annually, DUBAL produces about one million tons of finished products for 300 customers in 48 countries.  Finished products include foundry alloy for the automotive industry, extrusion billet for construction and high purity aluminum for the electronics and aerospace industries.  Some 22% of its total workforce are UAE nationals.  DUBAL is wholly owned by the government of Dubai.  DUBAL is currently ranked as the 7th largest global producer in the industry with production capacity of 945,000 tons per annum.  (As of 2008)