Contract for EGA in the UAE

Fives will supply Xelios 2.0, its latest generation vibrocompacting machine

In the beginning of January 2015, Emirates Global Aluminium (“EGA”), with the support of SNC Lavalin International Inc. (“SLII”) as EPCM, awarded Fives a turnkey contract for the supply of one Xelios and one anode cooling tunnel, as part of a project to revamp the Green Anode Plant line 2 at EGA Jebel Ali, Dubai (the site of EGA operating subsidiary Dubai Aluminium, also known as “DUBAL”). This revamp project forms part of a larger anode project, for which EGA intends to produce larger-size anodes to meet their Potroom demand.

The contract awarded to Fives entails replacing the existing vibrocompactor and cooling tunnel supplied by Fives in 1995, during the first project to revamp this line.
This time, Fives will supply a Xelios 2.0 (the latest generation vibrocompacting machine), equipped with DynpacRT (a real-time compaction controller). The tray conveyors of the cooling tunnel will be replaced by a chain conveyor.

The production of the first anode is scheduled for December 2015, with a maximum 6-week shutdown of line 2.