Posted on: Saturday 18 August, 2012 3:41
|GCC Annual Aluminum Production Nears 5 Million Tons by 2013
The Gulf Aluminum Council (GAC) indicated that the overall production capacity of aluminum smelters in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) could come close to 5 million tons a year by 2013 after the construction of Saudi Arabia Maaden Smelter.
Quoting a report conducted by Qatar Aluminum Company, GAC said that the production capacity is divided among Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA) with 880,000 tons, Dubai Aluminum with 1,002 million tons, Sohar Aluminum with 370,000 tons, Qatar Aluminum with 600,000 tons, Emirates Aluminum with 750,000 tons, and Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden) with 740,000 tons.
The UAE, Oman, Bahrain, and Qatar are all home to some of the largest smelters in the world, Deloitte said in its report 'GCC: Tomorrow Aluminum Powerhouse,' quoted today by the Jeddah-based Saudi Gazette.