Alcoa, Ma'aden Award Contracts
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.