Qatalum is one of the largest aluminium plants ever launched. Qatalum, a joint venture by Qatar Petroleum and Hydro, will have a capacity in the first phase of 585,000 tonnes of primary aluminium, all to be shipped as value added aluminium casthouse products. A dedicated power plant with an installed capacity of 1350 MW will ensure a stable supply of electricity.
A successful Joint Venture:
Qatalum is a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and Hydro Aluminium, each holding 50 percent. The partners reached a Heads of Agreement in December 2004. The present Joint Venture was established in March 2006, and Construction started up in 2007. The Construction phase has represented more than 16,500 man-years of construction employment. Together with the subsequent operations, where 1,100 workers are employed on a daily basis, the project has generated a large number of jobs in Qatar among suppliers and sub-contractors. The Project site is situated in the north-east of Mesaieed Industrial City, within the region of Umm Sa’id (Mesaieed), approximately 40 kilometers south of the State’s capital, Doha.