COMPANY PROFILE

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.

Sohar Aluminium was formed in September 2004 to undertake a landmark Greenfield aluminium smelter project in the Sultanate of Oman and is jointly owned by Oman Oil Company, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC - TAQA and Rio Tinto.

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. The smelter has an annual production capacity of 375,000 tonnes of high quality Aluminium.

Omanisation, which currently stands at 72% of its workforce, is a driving force within the organisation. The development of its young employees is paramount and with that in mind, Sohar Aluminium has its own internationally recognised training centre which gives each and every employee the opportunity for further learning.

SA is keen on supporting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and has executed a number of projects to establish and sustain SMEs. 60% of its production is earmarked for consumption by local downstream industries while the rest is exported.

Sohar Aluminium firmly believes in supporting and giving back to the local communities it operates in. Our well established CSR framework ensures we execute a number of projects that impact various sections of the society in a positive manner.

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.

Achievements

Formation of Sohar Aluminium September 2004
Commencement of construction January 2006
Start of first pot June 2008
First export shipment July 2008
First downstream hot metal delivery August 2008
Achieved full capacity Febreuary 2009
Inaugurated April 2009
Technical completion certification June 2009
Larger Anode March 2010
Cumulative 1 million tonne of Aluminium produced  August 2011
Commencement of Amperage Creep Project February 2014
Cumulative 2 million tonnes of Aluminium produced     June 2014
First Pot Changeout Program Completed November 2014