Oct 31 2012
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EMAL and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority join forces to 'improve cyber and electronic security'
Memorandum of Understanding establishes closer ties to protect data
Under the MoU, EMAL will cooperate with aeCERT (TRA's Emergency Response Computer Centre) to share information in areas of Information Security and Proactive Cyber Defence. The MoU allows for the exchange of security research and analysis information between EMAL and aeCERT and includes consultation, security awareness, monitoring and response, as well as advisory services by aeCERT for security incidents, including domestic and international cyber security threat awareness.
"Governments and companies around the world face an increasing threat to both their systems and data. EMAL is committed to securing its information systems against today's sophisticated cyber threats, our cooperation with the TRA and the aeCERT will enable us to deal with the evolving cyber threat landscape" said Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei, President and CEO of EMAL .
"This cooperation better enables us to cope with today's advanced persistent threats both to commercial organizations and to critical national infrastructure assets of the United Arab Emirates", commented Ali Saeed Al Mazrooei, Chief Information Officer of EMAL . "aeCERT will provide us with a comprehensive protection scheme against the risks associated with the electronic network, while maintaining the safety of the information infrastructure and data confidentiality" he added.
EMAL is a state-of-the-art aluminium smelter complex supplying the world with high quality metal. The advanced smelter in Al Taweelah currently uses DX Reduction Cell Technology to produce 750,000 tonnes of aluminium annually. This will increase to 1.3 metric million tonnes by the end of 2014 upon completion of Phase II and the installation of the new generation DX+ Reduction Cell Technology to an additional 444 reduction cells, making it one of the largest single site smelters in the world. Early works on the estimated US$4.5 billion Phase II expansion began in early 2011, making EMAL one of the largest industrial projects in the UAE outside oil and gas and one of the key projects leading to the diversification of the UAE's economy.
EMAL currently supplies over 150 customers around the globe with high quality ISO9000 certified aluminium which is available as sow, standard ingots, sheet ingots, foundry ingots and extrusion billets. Sow and standard ingots are traded on the London Metal Exchange. An advanced infrastructure at the Al Taweelah site provides customers with reliable and sustainable production and distribution. The site currently includes a 2,000 MW power plant, which will increase to approximately 3,000MW by 2014, a carbon plant and a flexible cast house with the capacity to produce a wide variety of world-class products. A purpose-built wharf at Khalifa Port shortens the supply chain of raw materials direct from sea to smelter.
EMAL uses sustainable technologies to reduce emissions in line with Environment Agency Abu Dhabi requirements to minimise its carbon footprint. EMAL has created 2,000 jobs with Emiratization at the core of its employment strategy, which will rise to approximately 3,000 upon completion of Phase II. The company has also introduced scholarship programs to provide technical training for local graduates with guaranteed job opportunities. EMAL 's community engagement includes open days for the local community and support for social, sports and cultural organisations.
For further Information, please contact:
Rosine Feghali- Emirates Aluminium
Tel: 02 509 2290
Nick Langmead, Impact Porter Novelli
Tel: 050 884 7964
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