Industrial Project of the Year: Taweelah Aluminium Extrusion Plant

22 June 2016

The facility is the first aluminium downstream project to be developed in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi

Entrant: Aecom

Project owner: Talex, a joint venture between Senaat, the industrial arm of the government of Abu Dhabi, and Gulf Extrusions of Dubai’s Al-Ghurair Group

Consultant: Aecom

A beacon of innovation, the Taweelah aluminium extrusion project underwent significant changes throughout its construction and is an example of collaborative working between the client, contractor and consultant.

A resource to the UAE and beyond for generations to come, the plant is situated in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi and covers a plot of 200,000 square metres.

The US’ Aecom provided project management and construction supervision consultancy services for the plant. The owner, Taweelah Aluminium Extrusion Company (Talex), is a joint venture of Senaat, the industrial arm of the government of Abu Dhabi, and Gulf Extrusions of Dubai’s Al-Ghurair Group.

The facility is the largest aluminium extrusion plant in the Gulf region. The project is innovative as it enables aluminium to be extruded from scrap metal and pressed, anodised, sprayed and painted, packaged and delivered with a one-stop-shop approach.

The capacity of the plant is between 30,000 and 40,000 tonnes a year of billet in five different diameters. It will enable Talex to operate one of the most efficient and versatile remelt plants worldwide.

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