Sohar Industrial Port
July 2008

The first ‘hot metal’ was successfully produced at the Sohar Aluminium (SA) smelter in the first half of June, on schedule and after three years of meticulous construction and planning.






July 2008

A small Sohar-based company has been thrust onto the world stage as a potential supplier of state-of-the-art aluminium specialty products and consumables thanks to its successful completion of a challenging job for Sohar Aluminium Company.






July 2008

While Oman Polypropylene’s (OPP) grades have been doing well in international markets, the company could not produce to the desired level for reasons of feedstock availability, its CEO Dr Hamed Al Dhahab said. He added, however, that the situation seemed to be improving.






July 2008

Brazilian mining major Companhia Vale do Rio Doce’s (Vale) plans to establish its regional base in Oman took a step forward with the signing of a deal with Oman to build a $1 billion iron ore pelletisation plant at the Sohar Industrial Port.






July 2008

An India-based firm intends investing around $130 million during the next couple of years for the construction of a downstream aluminium manufacturing plant in the Port of Sohar.Multinational company Zoom Developers said it chose the Port of Sohar because of its strategic location amongst other reasons.






July 2008

Larsen & Toubro (L&T)  Modular Fabrication Yard LLC is busy repairing and refitting in Sohar an oil rig that was damaged during the tropical hurricane Katrina. The complete operation of towing the rig into the Port of Sohar took over three hours and needed assistance of three tugboats and two standing by.






July 2008

Rio Tinto Alcan chief executive Dick Evans congratulated partners Oman Oil Company and the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority as well as the project and operations teams for achieving the major milestone on schedule.






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