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Qatalum Smelter on Target for Full Production in 2010


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Author: Joseph C. Benedyk

Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age

Issue #: Vol.68, No. 1

Year: 2010

Pages: 5.5



Summary: Article covers the recent commissioning of the first phase of the 585,000 tpy Qatalum greenfield aluminum smelter in the State of Qatar, including project scope and financing, how the new smelter is the backbone of the country's economic strategy, Hydro's input on the project, procurement, equipment, HAL275 electrolytic cell technology used, an overview of casthouse operations, and a look at how this smelter along with others in the region are tapping the natural gas advantage in the Middle East. The smelter is a 50:50 joint venture between Norsk Hydro and Qatar Petroleum. 

Product Code: QAT84


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