Middle East Economic Survey


No 30



Sohar Aluminium Signs With Bechtel For New Smelter

Sohar Aluminium Company on 16 July signed a contract with Bechtel under which the latter will construct a $2.2bn aluminum smelter in the Sohar Industrial Estate near Omans Sohar Industrial Port. Bechtel was chosen for the project in March (MEES, 7 March). Construction work in two phases is scheduled to begin later this year. Sohar Aluminium will build a single AP35 potline with carbon...