Alcoa and Ma’aden have awarded contracts for its aluminum
complex currently under construction in Saudi Arabia. A contract for engineering,
procurement and construction management has been awarded to Fluor, and a
contract has been released to SMS Siemag for the supply of heat-treatment and
mill equipment. This latest milestone will enable the two companies to include
capability for producing about 100,000 metric tons of a wide range of products
suitable for further downstream manufacturing in the complex’s product lines.
They include automotive heat-treated and non-heat-treated sheet, building and
construction sheet and foil-stock sheet. Depending on demand, the line will
start production at the end of 2014.