The greenfield aluminum rolling mill will produce flat sheet and aluminium foil with a 140kt/y capacity and will primarily serve the Middle East and European markets. It is expected to be built in Q3 2013 when the plant will commence operations.

Buddy Stemple, Oman Aluminium Rolling Company CEO said: “The agreement is performance based and provides both parties incentives for success. OARC and ABB will work jointly to provide a high rate of Omanization within the maintenance work force which is in the interest of our shareholders.”

ABB will manage, develop, implement and execute the entire maintenance function at the plant including all mechanical and electrical maintenance regimes, shutdown management, planning and scheduling and reliability maintenance.

The agreement involves 55 ABB employees and will start in June 2012 and continue for a minimum of five years.