Sohar Aluminium was formed in September 2004 to undertake a landmark Greenfield aluminium smelter project in the Sultanate of Oman and is jointly owned by OQ SAOC, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC - TAQA and Rio Tinto.
By implementing decades of industry insight in its design, specification and construction, Sohar Aluminium has been created to ensure efficiency, environment protection, and the utmost safety for its workforce. The smelter has an annual production capacity of 395,000 tonnes of high-quality Aluminium.
In many ways, Sohar Aluminium’s development mirrors the Sultanate of Oman’s own emergence onto the world stage - driving forward at a formidable pace, but all the while mindful and respectful of its cultural heritage and values. Sohar Aluminium intends to become a benchmark smelter while contributing to the sustainable development of Oman.
|Formation of Sohar Aluminium
|Commencement of construction of the smelter and associated facilities
|Start of first pot operating at 350 kA
|First export shipment
|Achieved full capacity for phase 1
|ISO 9001 Certification for manufacturing of Primary Aluminium
|Ramp-up to 375kA was achieved
|Cumulative 1 million tonne of aluminium produced
|Formation of the social responsibility Foundation, Jusoor by Sohar Aluminium, Orpic and Vale
|Commencement of Amperage Creep Project
|Received ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Certification
|Sohar Industrial Training Institute certified by Ministry of Manpower
|Agreement signed with a new downstream customer allowing SA to meet
its goal of supplying 60% of its hot metal production to local downstream customers
|Celebrations commemorating the 10th Anniversary since its official Inauguration
|Certified for ISO 45001 (Occupational Health & Safety Management System)
|Winner of His Majesty the Sultan’s Award for Industrial Excellence 2021