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New US$46mn copper mill to be built at Oman’s Sohar Port and Freezone

Sohar copperOman’s Sohar Port and Freezone have recently signed a 35,000 sq m landlease agreement for a major new copper tube mill worth US$46mn at the freezone

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GCC aluminium production records seven per cent growth in 2015

aluminium pavell shutterstockThe collective output of primary aluminium by the five GCC producers — Emirates Global Aluminium in UAE, Alba in Bahrain, Ma’aden Aluminium in Saudi Arabia, Qatalum in Qatar and Sohar Aluminium in Oman — stood at 5.27mn tonnes in 2015

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Aluminium Bahrain’s Q2 output up 3.1 per cent

Aluminium - George Estreich - FlickrAluminium Bahrain (Alba) has announced that its Q2 2015 output went up by 3.1 per cent, compared to the same quarter last year, despite challenging market conditions

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Alba receives government approval for production line expansion

aluminiumextrusion-NorskHydroASA-flickrAluminium Bahrain (Alba) has received approval from the government to expand Line 6, cost of which could reach US$3.5bn and increase overall output of aluminium by 50 per cent

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Steel company Conares to expand Jafza facility

steelrebars-rogermyer-flickrFollowing an initial expansion budget of US$25mn, UAE-based steel company Conares is expected to invest up to an additional US$22mn in its manufacturing facility at Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza)

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