Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) (formerly Dubal)
|Year became an Extended Campus 2004||2007|
|Location||Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)|
|Contact||Ms Carole Ross
Manager, Transnational Delivery, International
Phone: +61 3 9286 9577
EGA (formerly DUBAL) United Arab Emirates.
Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) was established in February, 2014 by the merger of Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) based in the Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai and Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) at Al Taweelah in Abu Dhabi. The two sites form the fifth largest aluminium smelter operation in the world.
BHI’s partnership with EGA commenced in 2007 with DUBAL at Jebel Ali. The facility comprises a one million metric tonne per annum primary aluminium smelter, a 2,350 megawatt power station (at 30°C), a large carbon plant, casting operations with a capability of more than 1,270,000 metric tonnes per annum, a 30 million gallon per day water desalination plant, laboratories, port and storage facilities.
The early training program was the delivery of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, to over 40 of DUBAL’S trainers. Over time the partnership has strengthened. It now offers EGA apprentice employees at the Jebel Ali site with the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical) and Certificate III in Engineering (Electrical). Apprentices can study in specialist areas, not only in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering but in Instrumentation, which involves the optimisation of plant performance through process control systems.
The extended campus arrangement offers EGA with opportunities to develop flexible and user-friendly academic, practical-based courses, which are Australian-recognised qualifications. BHI’s involvement covers packaging the course material, developing resources, conducting quality assurance checks against Australian teaching standards, mentoring EGA trainers and reviewing apprentice work.
EGA at Jebel Ali has been successfully verified for ISO 29990:2010 Learning services for non-formal education and training. Moreover, the DLC has established a new benchmark in its field: it is one the very few industrial learning centres verified to the ISO 29990:2010 standard; and is the first learning centre in the Middle East manufacturing sector to achieve it from LRQA with the scope “Design, development and provision of learning services related to leadership, management and technical training.
Certification to the ISO 29990:2010 standard provides a competitive edge to DUBAL in understanding the learning needs of its business partners and serving them better. It also enhances the quality and standard of training internally while improving the efficiency, transparency and evaluation of its own activities.
Plans are in place to increase our training to other apprentice groups specialising in production technology, process manufacturing, process plant operations, electro-technology, water operations and technical support.