First Hot Metal for Ras Al Khair Smelter

Fire & Safety Systems would like to extend its congratulations to the Alcoa Ma’aden Joint Venture on achieving first hot metal for the RAK Smelter Project! FSS is proud to have provided fire protection engineering to the project, and wishes the JV much success into operations.

FSS’ previous experience with Bechtel smelter projects (particularly in the Middle East on the Sohar and EMAL Smelters), was a key factor in our engagement to provide fire engineering services to the Project.

The new smelter is the cornerstone of the Ras Al Khair Minerals Industrial City, which will become the country’s aluminum and phosphate center, 90 km north of Al Jubail. The smelter will have a capacity of 740,000 tons of aluminum per year . Bauxite feedstock will be transported via rail from a new mine at Al Ba’itha and refined at Ras Al Khair for smelting.

See the official Alcoa media release below for more detail:

http://www.alcoa.com/global/en/news/news_detail.asp?pageID=20121212005611en&newsYear=2012

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