Qatalum uses the advanced HAL250 cell technology with microcomputer process control aiding reliability and efficiency. The highly mechanised operation ensures good working conditions and minimises environmental emissions.
The primary aluminium reduction plant, where the actual liquid metal production takes place constitutes the main part of the Qatalum project.
The carbon plant manufactures carbon anodes, which are a vital part of the primary aluminium production process. It consists of a paste plant and an anode baking plant. Since start-up, the carbon plant has ramped up to produce approximately 300,000 tonnes of anodes per year for use in the potlines.
The Qatalum casthouse has been designed to produce 625,000 tonnes of casthouse products per year. Its main products are extrusion ingots and foundry alloys. The casthouse also houses equipment for producing standard primary ingots.
The Qatalum power plant is a combined-cycle power plant with the capacity to supply 1350 MW to the aluminium plant.
Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental management system and Quality management system certification milestones.