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Oman’s Sohar Aluminium resumes full operations

Sohar Aluminium has resumed full operations after an accident in August last year disrupted its production line

Sohar Aluminium has resumed full operations [image: Sohar Aluminium].
Sohar Aluminium has resumed full operations [image: Sohar Aluminium].

Sohar Aluminium has resumed full operations after an accident in August last year disrupted its production line, it has been announced.

According to the company, the combined efforts of its workforce helped restore the plant’s full capacity in just a few months, while still maintaining the highest of safety standards, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.

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On 5 August, 2017, the company posted a statement on its website, advising that an incident had occurred at the plant the day before. The incident, which interrupted the smelter’s normal operations, was “immediately controlled and there were no injuries recorded”, the company noted.

Sohar Aluminium further stated: “Our team of experts and engineers have assessed the situation and have ensured that all necessary controls are in place to mitigate any risks. At the moment, the safety and security of our employees and all stakeholders remains our paramount concern.

“There are no long-term implications on the daily operations of the company and we will resume normal operations at the earliest.”

A month later, on 20 September, the company revealed that it had re-energised the potline, and was gradually re-starting the pots and the production of aluminium.

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