The company’s operations had been affected
by an incident on Friday August 4 – the nature of
which has still not been disclosed – at the smelter.
This incident "interrupted normal operations and resulted in no
injuries recorded," the company said. Sohar is jointly owned by
Rio Tinto Alcan (20%), Oman Oil (40%) and Abu Dhabi National
Energy Company (40%). The smelter produced 386,396 tonnes of
aluminium in 2016, according to data from the Gulf Aluminium
Council. The spokesman at Sohar did not respond to questions on
the level of impact to production caused by the incident.
"About 200,000 tonnes of Sohar...