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Saudi aluminium plant construction begins

by CW Staff on Jul 15, 2010




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Construction work has started on the world’s largest fully integrated aluminium plant, a joint venture between Saudi Mining Company Ma’aden and Alcoa, the companies announced yesterday.

Work on the $10 billion plant, consisting of a bauxite mine at Ba'aitha and an alumina refinery, aluminum smelter and rolling mill at Ras Az Zawr, began with initial ground breaking services last week. The plant is due for completion in 2013 and will provide the kingdom with a supply of cost effective aluminium for the food packaging industry.

Main contractor, US firm Fluor, holds key contracts in all three phases of the plant development.

Ma’aden says the smelter and rolling mill will begin operations in 2013 with the mine and refinery coming on stream in 2014. Bauxite feedstock for the planned alumina refinery will be transported by rail from the new mine at Al Ba'itha, near Quiba, in the north of the kingdom

Speaking to reporters, Vice President Aluminium SBU and Project Management Abdullah Busfar, said, “The team has worked very hard over a long period of time to bring the project this far. It is a landmark day not only for Ma’aden and Alcoa but also for the aluminium industry in the Gulf and for the diversification of Saudi industry.”

Ken Wisnoski, President Alcoa Global Primary Products, GEBA pointed to the progress that has been made since the joint venture was formed.

“Little more than a few months ago, we had an empty space on a map, an ambitious idea of the future and a combined team of dedicated, energised people. We also had the visionary commitment of the Kingdom’s government to the establishment of world-class infrastructure at Ras az Zawr,” Wisnoski said.

“Now everything is coming together on schedule. In the near future, the place where we stand today will become the regional hub of the Kingdom’s new aluminium industry, and home of the Middle East’s first, and one of the world’s most technologically advanced, food-grade can sheet rolling mills.

“What we see here today is proof of what can be achieved through the true spirit of partnership that exists within our joint venture,” he concluded.

The site is also home to the Ma'aden Phosphate Company's integrated chemical and fertiliser facility, due to begin operation later this year. The plant is ready for trial run production, and includes a phosphoric acid plant, a sulphuric acid plant, an ammonia plant, a diammonium phosphate (DAP) granulation plant for fertiliser, a combined power and desalination plant, plus the infrastucture needed to run the site..

It will process phosphate concentrate brought by rail from Al Jalamid. The first phase of the project will give the plant the capacity to produce 2.9m tonnes of diammonium phosphate (DAP) for fertiliser when it comes on stream in late 2010. The second phase will give the plant the capacity to produce six million tons of DAP – almost half of that produced globally in 2006. Maaden intends securing a 15-25% share of the $25bn world DAP market.


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ABDUL HAQ (Aug 12, 2012)
Pin Dadan Khan
Pakistan

CONGRATULATIONS
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mehdi (May 23, 2012) Pakistan

Power Plant
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goa
India

alluminium casting
have experience in 8mm copper casting and 9.5mm aluminium and alloy casting intrested for new challenges

waryam (Mar 11, 2012)
dubai
United Arab Emirates

willing to work with you
congratulation maaden and alcoa

ITUEN,PETER PETER (Mar 8, 2012)
AKWA IBOM STATE
Nigeria

MATH
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aamir hussain (Mar 6, 2012)
jamshedpur
India

process operator
congrats,Maaden

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northumberland
United Kingdom

employment with ma'aden
congratulations ma'aden i work for rio tinto alcan as a carbon plant instructor and would like the chance to work for you many thanks john

felix borketey (Feb 13, 2012)
accra
Ghana

intrest in working with you
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tema
Ghana

intrest in working with you
congratulations!!for adding one more reduction plant to the industry. i have experience with VOLTA ALUMINUM COMPANY for the past ten years as a production technician. i would be glad if you employ me to work with you.

Mohammed Sameeulla (Feb 8, 2012)
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Seeking an opportunity in SCM division
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tema
Ghana

maths
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Dubai
United Arab Emirates

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Tema
Ghana

Rolling mill plant
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Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Job
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Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Job in Saudi Aluminium at Dock
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DOHA
Qatar

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY
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Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Job vacancy
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Adama Makanta Mohammed (Jul 22, 2011)
Ikot Abasi.
Nigeria

Congratuations
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multan
Pakistan

job vecancy
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Sani Alhassan Mahama (Apr 11, 2011)
Tema
Ghana

Cell Reduction Automation
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Jubail
Saudi Arabia

Contracting and Trading Services
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Ekpa Aniefiok Emmanuel (Mar 6, 2011)
Akwa ibom
Nigeria

willing to work in Saudi Aluminium
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Ekpa Aniefiok Emmanuel (Mar 6, 2011)
Akwa ibom
Nigeria

willing to work with Saudi Aluminium
My sincere congratulations to you Ma,aden&Alcoa for the project.I will be very glad to work with your company.I have twelve years experience with Aluminium Smelter Company now known as Rusal Alscon Ikot abasi Nigeria(with Reduction Department).For more information about myself,contact me through my email -ekpaaniefiok@yahoo.com or my mobile number-+2348036710811

Alexander Piad (Feb 13, 2011)
Combined Cycle Power Plant - Experienced Operators
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Arif hussain (Feb 3, 2011)
Dubai
Pakistan

Metallurgy Engineer
I have been working as Metallographer, role is to solve metallurgical problems, in casting and homogenizing, also handling cutomer's complaint.

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dubai
United Arab Emirates

health and safety
i m working with DUBAL (dubai aluminium com)from 1998 recently i m working as safety advisor in cast house i would like with ur company

Oronsaye Monday Albert (Jan 25, 2011)
Ikot Abasi
Nigeria

casthouse maintenance team.
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William Akpan (Jan 24, 2011)
Akwa Ibom
Nigeria

Cast House Electrical
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Qatar
Qatar

Electrical Technician
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Patrick Quinn (Jan 18, 2011)
Lemvig
Denmark

Refractory engineering/construction
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MUHAMED NIZAR (Jan 16, 2011)
RAS AL KHAIMAH
United Arab Emirates

JOB ENQUIRY
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Mohd.Shameer (Jan 15, 2011)
India
Saudi Arabia

Raz Al Zaur
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KRIAHNA MURTHY Y (Dec 20, 2010)
orissa
India

job
Congratulations. I will be very glad to work with your company. I have a experience with an aluminium company at INDIA.

Muhammad Tanvir Sajjad (Dec 9, 2010)
abu dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Willing to work in saudi smelter
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FAHSS/ TUV NORD CO. (Dec 7, 2010)
Al Jubail
Saudi Arabia

Third Party Agency for Inspection & Training & Testing of the Manpower and Heavy Equipment
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Ramesh P (Nov 4, 2010)
Sohar
Oman

Congrats
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abdul wahab adam (Sep 27, 2010)
doha
Qatar

comment
Congratulations. I will be very glad to work with your company. I have a experience with an aluminium company at Qatar.

abdul wahab adam (Sep 27, 2010)
doha
Qatar

job vecancy
congratulation, please i ha ve an experience in aluminium work, i have work with qatalum for one and half years up to now, i will like to work with your aluminium company, to shere what i have with your company. thanks.

Johnny Quilario (Aug 24, 2010)
Jubail Inds.City
Saudi Arabia

Electrical
A heartfelt congratulations to you Ma'aden & Alcoa. I'm interested to work with your company as electrical engineer mostly ACS/DCS Drives, Inverters, AC/DC motor expert, PLC.

Danny Reyes (Aug 23, 2010)
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

MEMOLUB Automatic Lubricator
Congratulations, MAADEN & ALCOA, we are intrested to work with you for your automatic lubrication requirements. We are the distributor of MEMOLUB in the Gulf Region. Please email us at memolub.ae@gmail.com

Ceren Sarioglu (Aug 13, 2010) Turkey

congratulations
Congratulations Ma'aden & Alco. We are an expert company in automation projects especially in aluminium sector. We will be glad if we have the opportunity to work together.

Asif Jamil (Aug 12, 2010)
Al Jubail
Saudi Arabia

Construction, E&I Works....
Congratulations, MAADEN & ALCOA, we are intrested to work with you for your requirements of E&I Servises, Support Services & Valve maintenance rtequirmeents....Please do let us know your requirments at asif @bezelarabia.com or contact@bezelarabia.com

ABDUL AZEEM (Aug 8, 2010)
RIYADH
Saudi Arabia

CONTRACTING CO
WE CONGRATS MAADEN & ALCOA & WISHING SUCCESS FOR THE PROJECTS.WE ARE INTERESTED IN TAKING SUB CONTRACTS.PLZ SEND US CONTACT DETAILS.

Mohammed Q. Anwar (Jul 20, 2010)
Jeddah
Saudi Arabia

IT Solution Provider
Congratulations! Ma'aden & Alcoa. Please be informed that we are an IT Solutions Providers and are interested to work with you in any of your IT requirements.

Abdul Raouf Kareem (Jul 16, 2010)
Al Khobar
Saudi Arabia

Supply of Industrial Kitchen Equipments
Congratulations, Ma'aden & Alcoa We are interested to bid for your kitchen equipments requirements. Can you advise contact details?


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