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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Government Licenses New Aluminum Smelter

The Saudi Ministry of Industry and Electricity has issued a license for theconstruction of a small aluminum smelter at Jubail at a cost of SR60mn ($16mn).The smelter, which will have a design capacity to produce 24,000 tons/year ofaluminum ingots, will be set up by the Saudi Company for Aluminum Smelting. Theplant will be built in 22 months and 50% of its cost will be financed by aconcessionary loan from...