Dubai: Sohar Aluminium said on Tuesday it was assessing how soon production could resume from its smelter, which has a capacity of more than 370,000-tonnes-per year, after an “incident” interrupted operations this month.
“On Friday August 4, an incident occurred at the Sohar Aluminium plant which interrupted normal operations and resulted in no injuries recorded,” Chief Executive Said Al Masoudi said in a statement.
“The company has put together a team of industry experts to assess how quickly metal production can be restarted and a return to full production levels be restored as early as possible.”
The $2.4 billion Sohar Aluminium joint venture is 20 per cent owned by Alcan, the Canadian aluminium-producing unit of Australia-based Rio Tinto.
Oman Oil Co and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) each hold 40 per cent.