The 160kt facility will contain a Hazelett continuous caster, while FATA Hunter will supply a hot rolling mill along with cold rolling and finishing equipment.

The rolling mill will serve the aluminium food container and food preservation foil markets, along with material for the automotive heat exchanger and air conditioning markets.

The mill is being supplied molten metal from Sohar Aluminium Company which is located next door.

Ground- breaking will occur in July 2011 with the first production coils targeted for August 2013.

Oman Aluminium Rolling Company is currently interviewing 40 people to begin training for plant operating jobs and four full time management employees are in place with more being added to launch the business.