Emirates Global Aluminium and Saudi Arabian Mining Company Ma’aden have signed an agreement to extend their exploration of potential collaboration on technology in the aluminium value chain. The agreement extends a Memorandum of Understanding originally signed in 2018. The companies will explore cooperation on aluminium smelting technology development, including novel technologies with lower greenhouse gas emissions. EGA and Ma’aden will also consider cooperation on the management of by-products from processes in the aluminium value chain, and aluminium recycling.EGA has developed its own aluminium smelting technology for more than 25 years. EGA has used its UAE-developed technology for every smelter expansion since the 1990s and has retrofitted all its older production lines.Ma’aden operates the largest and most efficient vertically integrated aluminium complex in the world in Ras Al Khair on Saudi Arabia’s east coast. Ma'aden’s mine-to-market aluminium business comprises the Al Ba’itha mine and fully integrated refinery, smelter, rolling and export facilities in Ras Al Khair. Ma’aden provides high-quality billets, ingots, slabs and flat-rolled aluminium products to customers across the globe, including multinational automakers and consumer brands.