GE Energy to power world’s largest aluminium plantAugust 7th, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 7 (IANS) Energy major GE Energy has signed an agreement in Qatar to set up a greenfield plant that will supply power to what is going to be the world’s largest aluminium production facility. The new plant will be the cornerstone of the Qatalum facility at Mesaieed, 40 km from Qatar’s capital Doha in the country’s southeast, according to a GE Energy statement.
Once work on its project is finished, Qatalum will have the capacity to produce 585,000 tonnes of high-quality aluminium products for the export market.
Under a 16-year multi-million dollar contractual services agreement (CSA), GE Energy will supply a full range of services for GE gas turbines at the Qatalum power plant, which will generate approximately 1,350 megawatts of power for the production facility.
“Our customised CSAs are designed to help improve reliability and availability of gas turbines as well as to provide localised technical excellence, all of which will help Qatalum establish a significant role in the world’s aluminium producing industry,” Joseph Anis, GE Energy’s region executive for the Middle East, said in the statement.
The Qatari company has already started work with GE Energy on the new power plant.
“We have already started to work with GE on the equipment supply and are confident that the service agreement will support our goal of reliable power for the production of aluminium in the years ahead,” Truls Gautesen, chief executive of Qatalum, said.
Qatalum is a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company Norsk Hydro Aluminium.
The new facility is expected to start commercial operations in 2010.
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