Emirates Aluminium, or EMAL, achieved another milestone of 1.5 million tonnes of hot metal produced. This is the fastest production achievement ever witnessed in the history of the global aluminium industry, with the last seven months producing 500 thousand tonnes of aluminium alone. Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei, President and CEO of EMAL said: “Excellence in all we undertake is evident in the fact that not a single pot has been lost since inception, as well by the exceptional metal purity levels of 99.88 per cent and above. The relentless consistency in performance by our employees reflects very highly on their dedication and commitment which has made these achievements possible.” More importantly, the record production was achieved with over 10 million work-hours with zero Lost Time Injuries (LTI). This builds on the achievement of five million work-hours with zero LTI in 2011 and further demonstrates the belief and ownership of EMAL’s Core Value of ‘Safety First, Last, and Always’. Al Mazrooei added: “The achievements we have made so far will encourage and drive us forward as we continue to safely and responsibly accomplish the ambitious goals we have set for ourselves.” EMAL’s advanced smelter in Al Taweelah currently uses DX Reduction Cell Technology to produce 750,000 tonnes of aluminium annually.