Greek smelter Aluminium of Greece (AOG), a Mytilineos Group subsidiary, and American conglomerate GE signed a 10-year agreement to implement global first-of-their-kind digital smelter solutions for AOG to enhance its aluminium smelting process and contribute to increased operational efficiency and productivity.
The deal, signed in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, is a significant step in charting the next generation of smelting operations globally. The agreement was signed by Dimitris Stefanidis, AOG CEO and Joseph Anis, President and CEO of GE’s Power Services business in the Middle East and Africa, in the presence of senior officials of both companies in Dubai.
“As the largest vertically integrated bauxite, alumina and aluminium production and trading unit in the European Union, we are constantly looking at innovative technologies to enhance our performance standards. The application of digital industrial solutions is a remarkable opportunity to achieve process optimization across our operations and to push productivity levels,” said Dimitris Stefanidis.
“With GE’s digital smelter solutions, we are setting a global first for the aluminum industry that will contribute to our operational efficiency and set new benchmarks in the sector.”
Commenting on the deal, GE’s Joseph Anis said: “GE has been at the forefront of digitizing the future of industry globally and in the region, providing digital industrial solutions for power generation and the LNG industry, among others. By bringing together the strengths of our multi-locational teams and GE Power’s Digital Smelter Center of Excellence in Dubai, we will collaborate with AOG to create a new chapter in the history of smelting operations as well.”