On the morning of March 17th at approximately 02:00 a.m, a fire
occurred at the seawater cooling tower of Qatalum’s Power Plant.
Qatalum Emergency fire services, the Civil Defence and mutual aid
partners promptly extinguished the fire. No one was injured during the
Aluminium production has not been affected and Qatalum continues to
produce at full capacity. The gas turbines are unaffected by the fire,
while the steam turbines were shut down by Qatalum as a consequence of
the fire in the cooling tower. Mitigating actions are being implemented
by Qatalum management.