The newest addition to the Middle East's metals circuit and Oman's first foray into the Aluminium industry, Sohar Aluminium has been breaking records since its inception.
By implementing decades of industry insight in its design, specification and construction Sohar Aluminium has been created to ensure efficiency, environmental protection and the utmost safety of its workforce. Noteworthy examples include the world's longest single potline, the world's highest known capacity ingot casters and innovative elevated walkways traversing the entire site to keep man and machine separate except when absolutely necessary.
In many ways, Sohar Aluminium's development mirrors the Sultanate of Oman's own emergence onto the world stage - driving forward at a formidable pace, but all the while mindful and respectful of its cultural heritage and values. Sohar Aluminium intends to become a benchmark smelter while contributing to the sustainable development of Oman.
|Start of first pot||June 2008|
|First export shipment||July 2008|
|First downstream hot metal delivery||August 2008|
|Achieved full capacity||February 2009|
|Technical completion certification||June 2009|
|Larger Anode||March 2010|
|370kA Amperage||April 2010|
|375kA Amperage||December 2010|
|1 millionth tonne of aluminium||August 2011|