The client is Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal British Columbia Operations, Canada.

“Winning such an order for a high-tech engineered product used for critical application in aluminium smelting, against stiff global completion from well-known and large- sized North American and European engineering corporations, is certainly a landmark achievement for UNISCO and a source of pride for any Omani company,” said UNISCO said in a statement.

UNISCO is also executing the Superstructure Project for the world’s largest single line aluminium smelter being built at Ma’aden, Saudi Arabia.

Some of the projects completed by UNISCO include superstructures for Sohar Aluminium with Bechtel as EPCM; steel structures and plate works for Vale Iron ore pelletising plant in Sohar amounting to 23kt of steel and Aisle Removable Slabs for Emirates Aluminium in Abu Dhabi.

Balaji Srinivasan, CEO and Managing Director of Towell Engineering, commented: “This contract attests to the global standards of UNISCO’s facilities and ability to compete with major global companies and win orders even from far away countries like Canada who have easy access to larger engineering facilities in North America.

"Further the EPCM Contractor for this project, Bechtel, has reposed confidence in UNISCO once again due to our proven capabilities in producing such critical equipment with high accuracy, quality, safety and of course delivering them ahead of schedule which has become the hallmark of Towell Engineering.”