UAE: CelestiAL deal to make aluminium using solar power

Issue 1119 - 04 Feb 2021

In another major statement of intent about using renewables in energy-intensive sectors previously dominated by hydrocarbons, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) on 18 January started to supply Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) with 560,000MWh/yr of solar power generated at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Solar Park (MBR Solar Park). Branding was attached to a project that gives Dubai a notable world first by producing aluminium using solar energy: EGA said the product would be marketed under the name CelestiAL.

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