Oman Aluminium Rolling Company LLC (OARC) was established in 2011 as a green field aluminium rolling mill plant at the Sohar Industrial Estate to produce flat rolled aluminium products. The OARC plant is one of the largest added value projects in the Aluminium processing industry in the Sohar Industrial Area, with a total cost of 385 million USD.
The annual capacity of the Plant is 140,000 metric tonnes per annum of multi-purpose Aluminium sheets which are sold in the local markets and exported to the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Australia, North and South America. The Plant is located next to the Aluminium Smelter at Sohar, where smelted aluminium is transferred directly to the rolling processing and adjusted to various Alloys, depending on the market needs. The company signed a long term contract with Sohar Aluminium Company to get smelted aluminium directly, as a basic reason for the project.
OARC factory is producing Aluminium coils from 75 micron to 8 mm thickness and up to 1933 mm wide. The alloys produced are of the are of 1xxx, 3xxx, 5xxx and 8xxx series. The aluminium coils are used in various industries such as manufacturing food containers, ceilings, building and construction materials, heat exchangers, etc.
In 2014, OARC added a new aluminium Coil Coating Unit with a capacity of 25,000 ton per annum built as an expansion to the existing OARC rolling mill in the Sohar Industrial Estate (SIE) in Oman. The facility is capable of coating aluminium for a variety of customers including construction, transportation, and the industrial and consumer durable goods sectors. The Coil Coating Line is the first of its kind in Oman. The total project cost was OMR 32 million (USD 83 million). The Plant was built to meet environmental and safety standards, and is equipped with modern industrial technologies for the aluminium coating industry. As a result of committing to such high safety standards, the Plant has exceeded 5 million accident-free man-hours, during the construction phase.
OARC is committed to produce the best quality products, following national and international standards, in order to fulfill the market needs and to achieve customers’ satisfaction according to its quality policies and continuous improvement. The Company aspires to become a world-leader in rolled aluminum production.
OARC is part of Takamul’s objectives to develop downstream petrochemical, metal and minerals projects. Takamul is developing an aluminium downstream park known as the Metal Park that includes several projects which will convert liquid aluminium from the smelter into semi-finished and finished aluminium products. Takamul is a subsidiary of OOC, a 100% Government owned company in the Sultanate of Oman.