Sohar Aluminum Smelter Project Makes First 'Hot Metal'

Sohar Aluminum Smelter Project Makes First 'Hot Metal'

25 June 2008

Bechtel today announced the Sohar Aluminium smelter in the Sultanate of Oman produced its first ‘hot metal.’ Bechtel provided engineering, procurement, construction, and construction management services for the $1.4 billion project, which features the world’s largest, most technologically advanced potline.Located in Sohar, Oman, approximately 235 kilometers northwest of the capital Muscat, the greenfield project also included a carbon plant, an ingot metal casting facility, and a port facility for storage and ship loading and unloading.