Part of Sohar Aluminium's overall strategy is to promote and support the creation of a robust downstream aluminium industry in Oman to increase the value of producing Aluminium to Oman's economy as well as to create further employment and business opportunities.
Sohar Aluminium has helped establish and supplies to 2 downstream companies that are in operation. These are:
|Oman Aluminium Processing Industries Limited (OAPIL)||Oman Aluminium Rolling Company (OARC)|
The volume of liquid sold directly to the downstream will increase each year and is anticipated to reach 200,000 tonnes in the year 2016, increasing In-Country Value.
The long-term plan for Sohar Aluminium is to supply 60% of its production in hot metal form to its downstream partners while the rest will be exported in the form of solid ingots and sows.