SEACOR Environmental Services Is Providing Emergency Fire Fighting & Response to Emirates Aluminium in Abu Dhabi

LONDON--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - SEACOR Environmental Services (SES), a global leader in risk management, environmental and emergency response solutions, has been appointed by Emirates Aluminium Company Limited (EMAL) to provide integrated fire, rescue and hazardous materials response (HAZMAT) services. SES Middle East (SESME) is now providing the services at the new USD 5.7 billion EMAL Aluminium Smelting Complex at Al Taweelah in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE.

SESME has established onsite Emergency Fire Services, delivering emergency fire and rescue response to the EMAL site and its workforce twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. This service is being delivered in conjunction with the existing emergency response currently provided for the construction phase of the smelter. The SESME onsite response team provides pre-emergency planning and risk identification and assessment, fire fighting and fire safety services, technical rescue including road traffic accident and high angle rescue, HAZMAT response / cleanup, and fire prevention and inspection. All services will be rendered according to emergency plans and standard operating procedures prepared and reviewed by SESME.

The EMAL project consists of a two-phase construction. By the end of phase one, the smelter will produce 750,000 tonnes of aluminium per year, doubling to the 1.5 million tonnes annually by the end of phase two. EMAL is a strategic joint venture between aluminium producer DUBAL (Dubai Aluminium) and Abu Dhabi investment vehicle MUBADALA.

"SES and EMAL have already developed an excellent working relationship and we are delighted to be part of the team to secure the future of this fantastic new facility," said John Dipple, Managing Director of SESME. "EMAL is committed to maintaining the highest possible health, safety and environmental standards and the services of SESME will be an integral part of the on-site emergency response capability," said Frank Briganti, Executive General Manager of Business Performance of EMAL.

SEACOR Environmental Services, a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH), is a global provider of risk management and environmental, industrial and emergency response solutions to a diverse range of industrial sectors. SES provides customers with a range of services including oil and hazardous material response, fire fighting & rescue, waste management, industrial services, site remediation, and emergency response & business continuity consultancy and training. Principle operating centres are in the UK, the US, the Middle East, the Caspian & Black Sea Regions, and Southeast Asia. For more information visit

Contact Information: For additional information, please contact: John Dipple Managing Director SESME +971 4 339 7740