World’s Largest Fully Integrated Aluminum Plant Coming to Saudi: Report


US-based Alcoa and Saudi mining firm Maaden are set to build to world’s largest fully integrated aluminum plant at Ras Azzour in Saudi Arabia, writes Reem Shamseddine in Reuters.

Maaden and Alcoa today awarded $274.7 million “mainly to provide equipment for the rolling mill at Ras Azzour on the Gulf coast,” Shamseddine reports. He also notes that “the joint venture is to be a fully integrated industrial complex, with a bauxite mine at Ba’aitha as well as an alumina refinery, an aluminium smelter and a rolling mill.”