Fluor Corporation (Fluor) has been awarded a US$337 million contract by a joint venture comprising Ma'aden and Alcoa to provide EPCM services for an aluminium manufacturing facility, in Ras Al-Khair in Saudi Arabia
The contract was awarded for services in an automotive sheet facility that forms part of the Ma'aden-Alcoa aluminium complex currently under development in the kingdom.
Fluor?s scope of work will include designing, constructing and commissioning the plant, which will have the capability to produce a range of products suitable for further downstream manufacturing in the aluminium complex.
Once complete, the automotive sheet facility will produce lightweight aluminium to be used in vehicle manufacturing. These products will include automotive heat-treated and non-heat-treated sheet, building and construction sheet, and foil stock sheet.
?This new manufacturing facility will help meet the global automotive industry?s growing demands for new, lighter materials,? said Fluor head of mining & metals business Rick Koumouris.
Fluor?s office in Greenville, in the US state of South Carolina, will be responsible for the design and procurement services on the project.
Ma'aden-Alcoa aluminium complex will include a mine, alumina refinery, aluminium smelter and rolling mill.