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MEI Online: Plant Operation News: Middle East & Asia: January 24th 2005


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:: Qatar Petroleum and Hydro Plan World-Class Primary Aluminium Project

A Heads of Agreement between Qatar Petroleum and Hydro was signed in Doha by HE Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Second Deputy Premier, Minister of Energy and Industry, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum and Hydro's President and CEO, Eivind Reiten.

Qatar Petroleum and Hydro are planning to develop one of the world's largest aluminium plants in Qatar, an ideal location for serving growing markets in Asia, Europe and also North America. Planned capacity of a first phase is 570kt of primary aluminium.

The planned project involves the construction of an aluminium metal plant, anode plant and casthouse, in addition to a dedicated power plant. Production will be based on Hydro's reduction cell technology.

The plant will be built in the Mesaieed Industrial Area, south of Doha. The project is planned to reach full capacity during 2009.




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