Gulf aluminum output seen rising 10pc
Abu Dhabi, January 29, 2012
Aluminium production in the Gulf currently exceeds 7 per cent of the world’s total aluminium production; and is set to increase to 10 per cent by 2020, said an expert.
“The aluminium industry in the Gulf has developed over the years into a substantial hub in global terms,” said Abdulla Kalban, chairman of the Gulf Aluminium Council, the coordinating body that represents, promotes and protects the interest of the aluminium industry in the Gulf.
“Not only has production capacity been established and expanded in various GCC countries, but also diverse downstream industries have emerged over the years,” he added.
Kalban also announced that over 200 chief executive offices and senior officials from organisations that have aluminium business interest in the Gulf will meet at an exclusive event to be organised by GAC in Abu Dhabi.
The prestigious second Gulf Aluminium Dinner is an exclusive, by invitation only event that will take place at the Emirates Palace.
One of the main objectives is to provide a forum to develop understanding for common issues and concerns. – TradeArabia News Service