Sohar Aluminium has a single 1.2 km long potline and was the first smelter in the world to implement Rio Tinto Alcan's benchmark AP35 smelting technology – one of the most energy efficient and productive smelting technologies available commercially. With an operating current of above 395kA Sohar Aluminium produces more than 395,000 metric tonnes of high-purity aluminium per annum. The Smelter has an onsite Carbon Plant producing anodes to ensure maximum efficiency to the Smelter. The Casthouse has 2 ingot casting lines and 1 sow caster, with design casting capabilities of 27mt per hour and 25mt per hour, respectively.



Situated within the Sohar Industrial Port Complex, a joint venture between the Government of Oman and the Port of Rotterdam, Sohar Aluminium has its own dedicated port facility that supports vessels with a capacity of up to 75,000 mt for receiving raw materials and for exporting primary aluminium. The port facility includes a bulk material ship unloader with connecting conveyors and a range of silos for storing alumina (2 x 60,000mt), petroleum coke (2 x 15,000mt) and liquid pitch (2 x 5,000mt).

Sohar Aluminium is the only Greenfield Aluminium smelter within the Sultanate of Oman and intends to set a benchmark for similar industries while contributing to the sustainable development of the nation.

Aluminium Process