Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) of Abu Dhabi recently marked the first anniversary of the export of bauxite from its wholly-owned mining subsidiary Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC). In its first year of production, GAC has exported over 6.1 million tonnes of bauxite ore to customers around the world, including the Middle East, using bulk carriers up to Capesize.
Bauxite ore is transported from GAC’s jetty at the port of Kamsar by self-propelled barge to a transshipment point in deeper water. This enables EGA to export bauxite ore from GAC using large bulk ships that are amongst the world’s largest. EGA reports that GAC exported some 40 cargoes during its first 12 months in operation.
EGA also recently launched the EGA Women’s Network on Emirati Women’s Day to signal its commitment to gender diversity. Katherine Hahm, Chairwoman of the EGA Women’s Network, said: “The UAE is one of a few countries in the world where more women graduate in science and engineering than men, which presents EGA with a great opportunity to grow its female talent pipeline. We have some incredible women at EGA across all departments and geographies. The Network is being created to provide a forum to assist those women to develop the contacts and skillsets that they need to progress their careers and achieve their personal goals.”