Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. XLIX

No 27

3-Jul-2006

UAE

Studies Commissioned For Two Abu Dhabi Aluminum Smelter Projects

Australias Rio Tinto Aluminium Product Group said on 27 June that it had signed an agreement with General Holding Corporation, an industrial unit of the Abu Dhabi government, to study the possibility of establishing an aluminum smelter in the emirate. The proposed plant, costing around $2.5bn, would produce between 550,000 and 700,000 tons/year of aluminum. The study will be...