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ABB wins five-year Oman Aluminum contract

ABB has won a contract worth US$9mn from Oman Aluminum Rolling Company (OARC) to develop, implement and execute all maintenance activities at the companys rolling mill plant in Sohar, Oman.

140,000 tonnes per annum

The Greenfield aluminum rolling mill will produce flat sheet and aluminum foil with a capacity of 140,000 tonnes per annum and will primarily serve the Middle East and European markets. The projected completion of the build is expected during Q3 2013 when the plant will commence operations.

High rate of Omanization

"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," said Buddy Stemple, chief executive officer of Oman Aluminium Rolling Company.

Comprehensive service solutions

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

ABB's global expertise, tools and methodologies will assist OARC in allowing a successful start up of the plant. The agreement involves 55 ABB employees and will start in June 2012 and continue for a minimum 5 year period.