Oman

Sohar Aluminum to expand capacity to one million tonnes by 2020

Sohar Aluminium (SA) is set to enhance its process efficiencies by optimizing operations of its smelters for value creation. The company plans to expand smelter capacity to one million tonnes by 2020 from the current 375,000 tonnes. Mike Otero, Supply Chain Manager, Sohar Aluminium, said the company makes primary aluminium ...

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Aluminium products demand growing rapidly in GCC

  The Arabian Gulf states are a major market for aluminium products and the demand is growing rapidly, according to an Omani official participating in Aluminium Middle East 2015 exhibition in Dubai.  “There is a boom (in the construction sector) in the region and that is healthy for us,” said ...

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Oman: Napco to start production from expanded facility by early 2016

  Oman Times – National Aluminium Products Company (Napco) will commence production from its expanded facilities by the first quarter of 2016. Napco is implementing a major expansion programme to double its extrusion capacity and quadruple powder coating services, the company's chief executive officer Robert Holtkamp told Times of Oman. ...

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Turkish imports of primary aluminum rise from Arab countries

  ArabMetal –  According to «Arab metals» database, Turkish primary aluminum imports from Arab countries rose for the fifth consecutive year, increased by 14.88%. The rate of increase in imports from Qatar 6.92%, UAE 47.54%, Bahrain 6.96% Omani exports fell by – 47.67%, and Saudi Arabia became a key partner ...

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Arab DRI production dropped in 2014

ArabMetal – Arab countries produced 17.2 million tons of DRI in 2014, a decline of – 5.41% compared to the production of 18.17 million tons in the year 2013. The biggest decline was: UAE by – 21.66% to 2.41 million tons, Egypt by – 16.03% to 2.882 million tons and ...

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2014 Aluminium Production in the GCC

  GAC – Collectively the five aluminium companies (EGA, Alba, Ma’aden, Qatalum and Sohar Aluminium) produced 4,928,143 tons of primary aluminium in 2014 compared to 3,748,616 tons in 2013, an increase of 31%. GCC Aluminium production constitutes 10% of the total world production. The main increase has come from Ma’aden ...

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