EMAL Aluminium Smelter Project

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Kentech was awarded the electrical, control and instrumentation installation works related to the Carbon Area on the EMAL Aluminium Smelter Complex.

EMAL is a strategic joint venture between aluminium producer DUBAL (Dubai Aluminium) and Abu Dhabi investment vehicle MUBADALA. The overall project is making history by being the largest green field single site aluminium smelter project ever, and the largest industrial project in the UAE outside of the oil and gas sector.

Kentech’s scope of works covered the procurement and installation of distribution boards, panels, transformers, small power and lighting equipment, junction boxes, fiber optic systems, glands, rack, tray and cable encasement systems plus balance of cable requirements. Specific work areas included: Anode Storage Building, Anode Baking Furnace, Green Anode Plant, Electrical Building, HTM Building, Fume Treatment Centre, Rodding Shop, Bath Cooling and Processing Plant, Butt Crusting Building, Rodded Anode and Hot Butts Storage, Substation and Fuel Gas Skids.

Kentech also provided the installation and pre-operator verification of EI&C systems including the following process elements:

  • Substation, Furnaces, firing systems, cooling systems, mill motors, paste kneaders, MCC rom, server room, crane/rail/ conveyor/transportation systems.
  • Systems included power supply and associated distribution, small power and lighting, emergency systems earthing & protection, automation, UPS, fiber optics,  Ethernet  system, Installation of instruments.

Kentech successfully completed this project having executed 630,000 manhours without a lost time incident.


On Tuesday 9th February 2021, we announced an agreement to acquire the oil & gas business of SNC-Lavalin’s Resources Division.

This business includes people and assets brought together through their acquisition of the Kentz and other energy services businesses. This transaction marks an exciting, ground-breaking development for Kentech to reinforce our position as a leading integrated energy services provider and introduces us to the renewable / clean power marketplace. We now move forward together with a global network of more than 10,000 professionals united by a commitment of common values and strong partnerships with clients from across the world.

By investing now, we are strategically positioning the company to take advantage of the next cycle of growth.

Our complementary businesses will join forces, creating a stronger offering across the full asset life cycle – from consulting to design and build, commissioning and start-up, through to maintenance, modification and turnaround, as well as decommissioning services.