Indonesian aluminum company PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (INALUM) has signed a series of agreements with Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) to build its new aluminum smelter in Indonesia and upgrade the existing one in the North Sumatra region, as per media reports.
The MoU aims to increase INALUM’s total production capacity of aluminum ingot, billet, and foundry alloy. As per the agreement, both companies will work jointly to build a greenfield aluminum smelter, with EGA providing technology, raw materials, and marketing of metal smelted at the site.
Apart from building the new smelter, EGA will also provide expertise to upgrade the performance of the INALUM smelter in North Sumatra by retrofitting improvements to its existing technology. The smelter upgrade aims to increase the facility’s output by 20,000mt per annum. The project is expected to take around 18 months to complete.
The MoU between the two companies was signed on the sidelines of Indonesia UAE Week.
INALUM, established in 1976 as a partnership between the Indonesian government and Nippon Asahan Aluminium, is now
fully state-owned and specializes in aluminum smelting. EGA is an aluminum conglomerate created by the merger of Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) and Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) in 2013.