Industrial Plants

Qatalum Project

Qatalum will be the largest primary aluminium plant ever built in one step. The project is in line with Qatar Petroleum’s long-term growth strategy to diversify its energy portfolio, and is an important element in Hydro’s strategy to reposition its upstream aluminium operations. Primary aluminium capacity will be 585,000 tonnes at full operation, which is 15,000 tonnes higher than initially planned. Future expansion plans can increase production up to 1.2 million tonnes per year. The total project includes the potrooms, anode production, casthouses, gas fired power plant and port facilities.

Qatalum’s dedicated electrical power generation plant will be supplied gas by Qatar Petroleum under a long-term gas contract.

Scope of work

Supply of all material, equipment and labour necessary for the construction of structural steel roof for silo roof, potroom building, substation and pump room building.

Location

Mesaieed, Qatar

Period of work

From March 2007 to March 2010

End user

Qatalum s.n.c. – Lavalin

Value of the contract

44 mln/QAR equal to 12 mln/USD

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