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 September 2004
Commencement of construction of the smelter and associated facilities January 2006
Start of first pot operating at 350 kA June 2008
First export shipment July 2008
Achieved full capacity for phase 1 February 2009
Official inauguration April 2009
ISO 9001 Certification for manufacturing of Primary Aluminium December 2009
Ramp-up to 375kA was achieved December 2010
Cumulative 1 million tonne of aluminium produced August 2011
Formation of the social responsibility Foundation, Jusoor by Sohar Aluminium, Orpic and Vale December 2011
Commencement of Amperage Creep ProjectFebruary 2014
Received ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Certification February 2016
Sohar Industrial Training Institute certified by Ministry of Manpower July 2016
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
May 2018
Celebrations commemorating the 10th Anniversary since its official Inauguration April 2019
Certified for ISO 45001 (Occupational Health & Safety Management System) December 2020
Winner of His Majesty the Sultan’s Award for Industrial Excellence 2021 February 2021