Expansion of Aluminium Smelter, EIA, Dubai
An Environmental Impact Assessment of the plans to expand the capacity of the aluminium plant to 710,000tpa. The major part of the proposals to expand entailed the extension of the existing pot lines and a number of ancillary buildings and structures (e.g. roads) associated with them. The EIA studied the life cycle effects from demolition, construction, commissioning, operation and future decommissioning and made a number of important recommendations to minimise impacts. Environment Arabia assimilated the findings of the EIA with Dubal’s EMS (certified to ISO14001) and produced an Environmental Action Plan.