Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)

The Innovative Idea in Program Management Award

Program Name



United Arab Emirates

Organization Profile

EGA is the world’s largest ‘premium aluminium’ producer and the biggest industrial company in the UAE outside oil and gas.

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) operates aluminium smelters in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and is developing an Alumina Refinery in the UAE and a bauxite mine and associated export facilities in the Republic of Guinea. In 2017, EGA produced some 2.6 million tonnes of cast metal.

Project Details

The ATA Program comprises of three projects:

A. Refinery. The refinery has the capacity to process ~4 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of bauxite to produce ~2 Mtpa of Smelter Grade Alumina.

B. BRSA. The Bauxite residue storage area (BRSA) is capable of processing and storing the 2.4 million tonnes of bauxite residue to be produced annually by the refinery.

C. PSIP. Power & Steam Integration Projects (PSIP) is an expansion of an existing 3,000 MW, combined-cycle power plant to add approximately 230 MW and 430 tonnes per hour of steam production to support the new refinery and BRSA

Innovation Description

The management team has established a holistic program to revise the organization structure and the performance management system to focus on delivering project value by actively championing lean construction practices and tools on site. This practice improved project performance through establishing an excellent safety program and a clear alignment with the roles and responsibilities, which lead to improve project safety, execution time and the quality of the deliverables.