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Qatalum marked the beginning of primary aluminium production in Qatar on Sunday, as the company’s first electrolysis cell started the production of liquid aluminium metal. The project, worth $3 billion, is a joint venture between Qatar petroleum and Norwegian based company Hydro. Jan Arve Haugan, CEO of Qatalum said that the plant is initially expected […]

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro said on Tuesday that its project to build a huge smelter in Qatar remains on track for a start-up at the turn of the year 2009/10. Norsk Hydro is building the 585,000-tonnes-per-year Qatalum smelter in a joint venture with Qatar Petroleum. A Qatar Petroleum official earlier on Tuesday was reported […]

Construction work to build a US $5.6 billion (AED20.5 billion) aluminium project at Mesaieed in Qatar is more than 65% complete, with the plant set to open by the end of the year, say project bosses. Qatalum, which when complete will be one of the largest aluminium plants in the world, is progressing according to […]

Proton Energy Systems has been awarded a contract from Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction to supply HOGEN hydrogen generators for a power plant that provides electricity to Qatalum, proposed to be world’s largest aluminum smelting plant. Gulf Times reports that Qatalum is currently under construction and is slated to begin operations in August 2010. “Proton […]