Sohar Aluminum Company celebrated today at Sohar Industrial Zone completing 1 million ton of Aluminum from the smelter. Reaching the benchmark of 1 million ton of production is a great achievement that reflects the success of the company in integrating the aluminum industry in the Sultanate.
The celebration was attended by a number of officials , Sohar Aluminum Company employees and media men who observed how hot metals is poured into the furnace to cast the aluminum mould.
Sohar Aluminum Company , which was established in 2006 with $2.4 billion investment, is one of the major industrial ventures in the Sultanate.
Sohar Aluminum Company also owns a facility in Sohar Industrial Port, which is fully equipped to receive vessels with a capacity of 75,000 tons for the import of raw materials and export of raw aluminum.
The company also owns the longest single smelter line in the world (1.2 km). The smelter is the first of its kind in the world that uses the unique smelting technology developed by Rio Tinto Alcan, (AP36 ) , one of the best smelting technologies currently available for commercial use.. The technology saves power and increases production by using an operational current equals to 360 KA.
The production capacity of the smelter is 360,000 metric ton of aluminum per year with 1020 + purity degree. The smelter includes an in site carbon plant that produces and moulds its anode to ensure maximum efficiency.