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Qatalum is an aluminium smelter plant located in Mesaieed Industrial Area that is a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and Norsk Hydro. ABB Group was awarded with a $140 million contract by Qatalum in 2007 to construct the plant.[1]

Inaugurated in April 2010, it was the largest aluminium plant ever launched in one step. Its annual capacity in September 2011 was 585,000 metric tons of primary aluminium,[2] all to be shipped as value added aluminium casthouse products. A 1350 MW natural gas power plant has also been built to ensure a stable supply of electricity.[3]


  1. ^ "ABB wins $140-million smelter project in Qatar". ABB Group. 20 August 2007. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Qatalum at full production". Qatalum. 25 September 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Qatar Aluminium (Qatalum)". Qatar Petroleum. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 

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