Emal creates can sculpture record
Abu Dhabi, December 9, 2012
UAE-based leading smelter Emirates Aluminium (Emal) said it has achieved a new Guinness World Records title in Abu Dhabi for constructing the largest sculpture using 46,556 aluminium cans.
The achievement smashes the previous record by nearly 11,000 cans, with 30 Emirati Emal PEC course trainees spending six full days to create a scale model of Abu Dhabi’s historic 200 year old Al Maqta’a Fort, using 46,556 aluminium cans on the smelter’s pristine beach in Al Taweelah.
Towering at 5.67 metres high with a base width of 3.99 metres, the record was officially announced at the close of Emal’s inaugural Family Day yesterday by the Guinness World Record adjudicator to cheers from hundreds of employees and their relatives.
The previous record used 35,759 aluminium cans in Takaichigun, Japan, on September 1, 2012.
Commenting on the feat, Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei, the president and CEO said, "Today’s achievement is symbolic in three ways. That, we are building the Al Maqta’a fort from aluminium is symbolic as it is the metal from which we are building a brighter Emirati economic future; That all of us have come together to build this Guinness attempt is testament to the strength in unity that is possessed by the UAE; And that through uniting together for this monumental effort, it is symbolic as we further showcase Emirati excellence positively in the global community.”
Emal,a joint venture between Mubadala and Dubal, currently supplies over 150 customers around the globe with ISO9001 certified aluminium which is available as sow, standard ingots, sheet ingots, foundry ingots and extrusion billets.-TradeArabia News Service