H. E. Dr. Mohammed bin Hamed Al Rumhi, the Minister of Oil & Gas, recently visited Sohar Aluminium smelter site. Welcomed by Mulham Al Jarf, Chairman of Sohar Aluminium Board and Said Al Masoudi, Acting CEO of Sohar Aluminium, the Minister was taken on a tour of the plant where The Minister was provided with an overview of the company’s world-class ‘Greenfield’ facility.  

H. E. Dr. Rumhi was in Sohar for the inauguration of Oman Aluminium Rolling Company (OARC), and visited Sohar Aluminium; the supplier of molten aluminium to OARC.

During the tour, The Minister greatly appreciated and acknowledged Sohar Aluminium’s pursuit for excellent working conditions amidst a safe and pleasant environment.


Said Al Masoudi stated, “Safety of our workforce is at the heart and is the essence of Sohar Aluminium’s Operations. We believe that our employees are our greatest asset and thus, we all strive to ensure the safety and well-being of each and every individual working at Sohar Aluminium.”

Sohar Aluminium has also committed 60% of its total production towards its downstream industries, which will eventually help to create more jobs and facilitate development of the entire region.

Established in September 2004, to undertake a landmark ‘Greenfield’ Aluminium Smelter Project in the Sultanate of Oman, Sohar Aluminium is today jointly owned by Oman Oil Company, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC – TAQA and Rio Tinto Alcan.  The Company, in its short span of existence, has won several global acclaim for its superior, environmentally friendly and energy-efficient technology.