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Aluminium Smelter, Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia

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The Ras Al Khair Aluminium Smelter is the world’s largest aluminum smelter—and Saudi Arabia’s first. The smelter is the cornerstone of Ras Al Khair Industrial City, which is fast becoming the country’s aluminum and phosphate center, 56 miles (90 kilometers) north of Al Jubail, in the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia. Peikko provided the site with anchor bolts and fastening items.

 

 

 

The smelter consists of two high-amperage potlines that use Pechiney technology. Together they produce 740,000 metric tons of aluminum per year. Besides of potlines, the Ras Al Khair Aluminium Smelter also contains a carbon plant for anode production and baking, the world’s largest integrated cast house (with 15 furnaces), maintenance, administration, and support facilities, and a rail line transports bauxite feedstock from a mine at Al Ba’itha. The bauxite is refined at Ras Al Khair to yield alumina for smelting.

The two potlines of Aluminium Smelter include 720 smelting furnaces, or pots, comprising 4 pot rooms of 180 pots each. Each pot room is three-quarters of a mile (1.2 kilometers) long. The construction required 298,000 cubic yards (228,800 cubic meters) of concrete and 48,000 metric tons of structural steel.

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Project facts

Construction Company:
Bechtel
Precaster:
Eastern Precast Concrete / Al Kifah Precast Company
Delivery year:
2011
Completion year:
2013

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Antti Rousku, General Manager Mobile +966 56 6838 633
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