The modernisation is intended to improve plant availability as well as to ensure consistently high product quality. The cold rolling mill will be upgraded during a scheduled plant shutdown at the end of February 2011.

Garmco was founded in 1986, and is a producer of rolled products in the Gulf region. The company's two cold rolling mills have a combined capacity of 165kt/y.

Its main products are series 1000, 3000 and 5000 alloys with thicknesses ranging from 0.15 to 5mm. The four-high, single-pass mill in the cold rolling mill No 2 has a roll force of 21000kilonewtons and reaches a rolling speed of 1200 meters per minute. The maximum coil weight is 10t.