Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 49

3-December-2007

QATAR

Qatar Inaugurates $5.6Bn Qatalum Project

Qatars Crown Prince Shaikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on 19 November laid the foundation stone for the $5.6bn Qatar Aluminium (Qatalum) project at Mesaieed Industrial City. In July, Qatar Petroleum (QP 50%) and Norsk Hydro (50%) approved the construction of their Qatalum primary aluminum plant, with the aim of achieving first production in late 2009 and reaching initial full 585,000 tons/year...