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Shipping Partner: Oman Shipping Company Stand #11

Oman Shipping Company S.A.O.C. (OSC) is a closed joint stock company, incorporated in 2003 and owned by the Asyad Group (79.9%), Oman Rail (0.01%) and Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. (20%).  Headquartered in Muscat, Oman. Oman Shipping Company was established to transport the Sultanate’s Oil and Gas products to world markets, providing Omani shipping services to the country’s trade partners in other commodities, and to re-vitalize Oman’s long standing and proud seafaring tradition.  The Company is involved in ship owning, chartering and technical management activities through its subsidiary companies:
 Oman Charter Company S.A.O.C.
Oman Ship Management Company S.A.O.C.
Oman Container Line S.A.O.C. OSC is currently operating a total fleet of 50 vessels of approximately 8 million DWT.  Oman Ship Management Company is currently managing 42 vessels including full technical management of owned and 3rd party vessels. OSMC was awarded ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditation, recognizing its adoption of international standards and best practices in Ship Management.


ARABAL Gold Sponsor: Oman Oil Company 

Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C (OOC) is a commercial company wholly owned by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman. The Company was incorporated in 1996 to pursue investment opportunities in the wider energy sector both inside and outside Oman. 
It plays a pivotal role in the Sultanate's efforts to diversify the economy as well as fostering and building human capital. OOC’s portfolio consists of over 40 investments across 15 countries. Investments within Oman are managed through four subsidiaries: Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production L.L.C, Oman Oil Facilities Development Company L.L.C, Oman Oil Duqm Development Company L.L.C and Takamul Investment Company S.A.O.C, while international assets are managed by the OOC International Investment Unit.



ARABAL Gold Sponsor: GE Power 

GE Power is a world energy leader that provides technology, solutions and services across the entire energy value chain from the point of generation to consumption. We are transforming the electricity industry by uniting all the resources and scale of the world’s first Digital Industrial company. Our customers operate in more than 150 countries, and together we power more than a third of the world to illuminate cities, build economies and connect the world.
For more information, visit the company's website at www.gepower.com. Follow GE Power on Twitter @GE_Power and on LinkedIn at GE Power.


ARABAL Gold Sponsor: Québec 

Quebec’s Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation’s mission is to support business growth, entrepreneurship, science, innovation, export trade and investment in Quebec, Canada’s largest and most innovative province. With the 2015- 2025 Aluminium Development Strategy, Québec is banking on the mobilization and cooperation of its entire aluminium sector to unleash the full potential of an industry that constitutes a true driving force for our economy. 
Québec has acquired an exceptional worldwide reputation for excellence in the aluminium industry due to the expertise of its companies and an outstanding capacity for innovation. We wish to share this knowledge with the rest of the world to promote economic growth and sustainable development within the industry.


ARABAL Silver Sponsor: Rio Tinto 

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals group that focuses on finding, mining, processing and marketing the earth’s mineral resources. We have been in business for more than 140 years and remain focused on the long term. We have a workforce of about 50,000 in around 35 countries.
This global presence, and our expertise in technology and marketing, enables us to supply the right product, at the right quality, at the right time.
Our businesses include open pit and underground mines, mills, refineries, smelters and power stations – including a significant hydropower portfolio – as well as a number of research and service facilities. We also own and operate infrastructure that takes our products to our customers, including railways, ports and ships.
At Rio Tinto, as pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress. From our diverse portfolio, we produce a diverse suite of minerals and metals that enable the world to grow and develop. Our major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, gold, industrial minerals (borates, titanium dioxide and salt), iron ore, thermal and metallurgical coal and uranium.
Construction, communication, recreation, transport, healthcare and renewable energy: all these industries, and many more, rely on the supply of metals and minerals we produce.
To achieve our goals we look beyond our business and industry, seeking innovative solutions that we can adopt to manage our impacts
We participate in industry organisations to help drive change and set sustainability standards that reflect societal expectations and challenges. We also work in partnership with non-government organisations to help us better understand and meet the needs of stakeholders.


ARABAL Silver Sponsor: SGL

SGL CFL CE with its headquarter in Wiesbaden, Germany has two state-of-the-art production plants in Poland and is one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of cathodes on a global basis, offering a comprehensive product portfolio, ranging from amorphous to graphitic and graphitized cathodes, serving all primary aluminum production technologies.

Our strategic cornerstones:

  • Highest degree of product quality and consistency with excellent track record in terms of lifetime and energy consumption
  • Differentiation through innovation: not only a cathode supplier but also a solution provider
  • Highly competent global technical support, providing tailor-made solutions with enhanced value creation for customers

A highly skilled expert team with an in-depth materials, production, applications and engineering expertise, committed to the needs of the customers is the backbone of our business.


ARABAL Silver Sponsor: Outotec Stand #8

Outotec provides leading technologies and services for the sustainable use of Earth’s natural resources. As the global leader in minerals and metals processing technology, we have developed many breakthrough technologies over the decades for our customers in metals and mining industry. We also provide innovative solutions for industrial water treatment, the utilization of alternative energy sources and the chemical industry. With a global network of sales and service centers, research facilities and 4,200 experts, Outotec generated annual sales of approximately EUR 1 billion in 2016. Outotec shares are listed on NASDAQ Helsinki. 


ARABAL Silver Sponsor: Special Technical Services LLC Stand #20

Special Technical Services LLC (STS), headquartered in Oman, is a leading multidisciplinary contracting group specializing in Construction, Fabrication and Maintenance services for the Energy and Industrial sectors. Today, we operate across the MENA region undertaking a diverse portfolio of projects in various areas of the Aluminium and Oil & Gas Industry. STS delivers specialized services to the expanding Gulf Aluminium Smelting market specifically in the fields of:

  • Total Potshell Maintenance including Refectory & Mechanical Refurbishment.
  • Potroom Aluminium Busbar Fabrication & Installation including risers and anode beams.
  • Anode Stem Fabrication and Refurbishment.
  • Site installation, live Busbar welding, repair and commissioning assistance.


ARABAL Silver Sponsor: KIZAD Stand #21

KIZAD delivers unique advantages – extensive size, world-class infrastructure, free zone and non-free zone solutions, dedicated investor support, tax-free environment with competitive operating costs and strategic location with access to regional and international markets. These contribute to making KIZAD one of the world's foremost port-integrated industrial zones and a leading hub for manufacturing, logistics and trade across diverse sectors. 
The KIZAD masterplan offers proximity to suppliers, customers and other business efficiencies, ensuring that manufacturing, trade and logistics derive long-term advantage.
Located near Khalifa Port – one of the world's most advanced deep sea ports with world-class infrastructure – KIZAD enables multimodal connectivity via sea, air, road and rail networks.
KIZAD's world-class infrastructure provides the necessary internal transportation, as well as water and electrical power at a competitive rate.
With trade & logistics, and manufacturing at the core, KIZAD creates value through integrated service.
In every way, KIZAD is truly the integrated trade, logistics and industrial hub of Abu Dhabi.
Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone
Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (Khalifa Port FTZ), part of Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD), was introduced by Abu Dhabi Ports in November 2016 in a bid to meet the growing demand for free zones in Abu Dhabi and facilitate hassle-free licensing and approval procedures at government departments and licensing authorities.
Within the gross area of 100 square kilometres (across Areas A and B), Khalifa Port FTZ now boasts a wide portfolio of investment sectors including aluminium, automotive, engineered metals, port logistics, food processing, pharmaceuticals, polymers and other industries that rely on Khalifa Port.



ARABAL Sponsor: Takamul Investment Company

Takamul Investment Company (Takamul) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oman Oil Company (OOC), established in 2008 to develop a sustainable downstream chain to support Oman’s industrial sector.
Takamul manages all of OOC’s domestic assets outside the Oil and Gas upstream (exploration, production, services) and midstream (transportation, storage) sectors and Projects in Duqm. Takamul continues to look for opportunities to expand its industrial footprint, working with global partners to bring technical expertise and investment to help diversify Oman’s economy and create meaningful employment.
Takamul’s seventeen assets span a vast cross section of industries right across Oman – from Salalah to Sohar, Muscat to Duqm – making it one of the largest and most valuable contributors to the Sultanate of Oman’s In Country Values (ICV) initiatives..


ARABAL Sponsor: London Metal Exchange  

The London Metal Exchange is the world centre for industrial metals trading. Most of the world’s non-ferrous metals business is conducted on our three trading platforms: LMEselect (electronic), the Ring (open outcry) and the 24-hour telephone market.  The global metals community uses the LME to trade futures and options to hedge against adverse price movements – prices which are discovered on our markets and used as global references.  In 2016, 157 million lots were traded at the LME equating to $10.3 trillion and 3.5 billion tonnes notional with a market open interest (MOI) high of 2.2 million lots.  In December 2016, approximately 3.6 million tonnes of material were held on LME warrant in more than 600 storage facilities in 14 countries across 34 locations globally. 
Participants can transfer or take on price risk against aluminium, copper, nickel, tin, zinc, lead, molybdenum, cobalt, steel scrap and rebar, aluminium premiums and alloys, as well as our suite of new gold and silver contracts, LMEprecious. A member of HKEX Group, the LME also provides benchmark administration services to the platinum group metals community.


ARABAL Sponsor: ABB Stand #19

ABB is a pioneering technology leader that is writing the future of industrial digitalization. For more than four decades, we have been at the forefront, innovating digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems. Every day, we drive efficiency, safety and productivity in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure globally. With a heritage spanning more than 130 years, ABB operates in more than 100 countries and employs around 132,000 people.  
We are a leader in digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems with an installed base of more than 70,000 control systems connecting 70 million devices.


ARABAL Sponsor: Fives Group Stand #12

As an industrial engineering group, in aluminium Fives designs and supplies process equipment and turnkey plants for:

  • Reduction: Gas Treatment Centers, Pot Tending Machines and miscellaneous cranes, Pot Equipment
  • Carbon: Green Anode Plants, Pitch storage and processing, Firing & Control Systems and Fume Treatment Centers on ABF, Furnace Tending Assemblies, Anode Handling and storage, Bath Processing Units, Anode Rodding Shops
  • Casthouse: Melting, Holding and Heat Treatment furnaces and Complete secondary aluminium casthouse solution


ARABAL Sponsor: OAPIL Stand #6

Located in the Sohar Industrial Estate, Oman Aluminium Processing Industries LLC (OAPIL) operates an aluminium products manufacturing facility with a capacity of 48,000 TPA. The plant started commercial operations in July 2010 and uses liquid aluminum from Sohar Aluminium Company to produce aluminium rods and overhead line conductors that are used in power and electricity transmission.Established in 2008, OAPIL is a joint venture between Takamul Investment Company (49%) and Oman Cables Industries (51%)


ARABAL Sponsor: OARC Stand #5

Located in the Sohar Industrial Estate, Oman Aluminium Rolling Company LLC (OARC) was established in 2011 to operate an aluminium rolling mill with a capacity of 140,000 TPA. The plant started commercial operations in 2013 and uses liquid aluminum from Sohar Aluminium Company to produce aluminum flat sheet coils and foil products. OARC products are sold to local and regional customers for a variety of uses including manufacturing food containers, ceilings, building and construction materials.


ARABAL Sponsor: Oman Aluminium Cast LLC (OAC) Stand #10

Oman Aluminium Cast LLC (OAC) is a specialized Aluminium horizontal Cast house designed to produce high current bus bars required by Aluminium smelters and other electrolysis plants. Our cast house is one of its kind present in Middle East and South-East Asia. 
The Cast house was incorporated in 2016 and commercial production started in February 2017.  



ARABAL Sponsor: Wagstaff Stand #16

Wagstaff, Inc. is a 71-year-old industrial manufacturing and engineering company that provides customized, advanced aluminium direct-chill solidification technology to rolling ingot and extrusion billet producers worldwide.
Wagstaff offers:
• casting machines
• mold tables
• process automation
• rolling ingot tooling
• extrusion billet tooling
• aerospace alloy casting capabilities
• molten metal level control
• worldwide service and support
Wagstaff has delivered more than 1,100 billet systems, 400 ingot casting systems, 250 ShurCast™ Casting Machines and 350 AutoCast™ Automated Casting Control Systems in 58 countries.
Facilities utilizing Wagstaff equipment are able to produce the highest quality billet and ingot with premium surface quality and metallurgical properties.  These high quality cast products are known in the marketplace to result in premium rolled sheet and plate, forged products, and extrusions for use in everyday items such as foil, airplane bodies, beverage cans, automobiles, and so much more.
See www.wagstaff.com/ for more information on Wagstaff products and services.


ARABAL Sponsor: Mecfor Stand #18

Mecfor has broadened its scope of Equipment for the Aluminium and Magnesium industries and reaffirms its leadership position of equipment designer and manufacturer. Mecfor is able to offer complete turnkey projects such as Anode Handling System (Century Vlissingen 2015) and the Anode Rodding Shop (Hindalco Aditya and Mahan 2014). In addition, Mecfor maintains its strong offer in vehicles, stationary and custom designed Equipment. All Mecfor equipment take into account the harsh working environment. Our trademark: sturdy, reliable and safe equipment. Products: Auto Guided Vehicle (AGV), LTV, Haulers, Casthouse Solution (QuicKonnect), BTV, ASCM, Ecumax, Descaling Arm, Pot Ramming Machine, Anode rodding shop and handling, Ingot casting and stacking line.


ARABAL Sponsor: Bruck Textiles Stand #17

Bruck Textiles is an Australian company and leading innovator in technical textile solutions providing high performance flame-retardant fabrics for protective clothing in applications such as Military, Fire Services, Law Enforcement, Petro-chemical and Molten Metal Industries. Our internationally recognised PR97® range of flame-retardant fabrics are specifically designed to shed molten aluminium and molten iron splash to the International Performance Standard ISO 11612, without damage to the human skin, providing excellent protection with comfort for personnel exposed to these hazards. PR97® fabrics are also very effective at shedding molten cryolite. PR97® fabrics provide protection against radiant heat, convective heat and electric arc flash. Bruck Textiles is ISO 9001 Quality Accredited and PR97® fabrics are certified to the requirements of OEKO-TEX® Standard 100. The PR97® range is further enhanced with four new PR97 Ultra™ Fabrics which are lighter in weight with the same level of molten metal splash protection. Bruck Textiles’ local partner is Emirates Industries. Emirates Industries manufacture PR97® garments in Dubai for supply to large scale industrial workforces in the region such as aluminium smelters, foundries and metal forming industries.


ARABAL Sponsor: Rockwell Automation Stand #9

Rockwell Automation, Inc., the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs over 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.
A more productive and sustainable world is a world with a higher standard of living and quality of life for everyone. At Rockwell Automation, our resources are squarely focused on turning this aspiration into a reality. Through the power of industrial automation technology, we develop innovative solutions that help our customers achieve Smart, Safe, Sustainable operations in a wide range of industries throughout the world. 


ARABAL Sponsor: Gulf Markets Stand #22

Gulf Markets International is active in the field of industrial supplies and services for more than 40 years. GMI supplies to various customers in the GCC region on spot and long terms contractual basis, for different industrial sectors such as Aluminum, Oil & Gas, Cement, Iron & Steel, Glass and others.  Thanks to its strong and extended ties with Tier One suppliers and principals, GMI succeeded in building a versatile sourcing platform over the years with more than 40 companies currently in its portfolio from different parts of the world, including Europe, Canada, USA, India, China & the GCC. With regards to the Aluminum Industry, both primary and secondary, GMI is able to completely supply the entire range of products and services for all stages of production, from the Pot Line, Carbon & Rodding, Cast House, Calciner & Jetty as well as Power. GMI is also involved in providing services to the Oil and Gas industry. This encompasses the complete design, engineering, fabrication, supply and installation of Metering & Measuring equipment, Gas gathering & Oil production technologies, Enhanced Oil Recovery Systems and Pipelines. GMI industrial division also supplies to other industries such as cement and steel factories with equipment and consumables, including refractories, Hydraulic & Pneumatic Valves, Belt Drives & Belt Conveyor Accessories, precision engineered Bearings, Pulleys and reliable Hydraulic and Pneumatic Seals. GMI has the ability to cater to the requirements of regional mega projects through its vast range of reliable suppliers and service providers coupled with its financial capabilities On top of its wide range of products, GMI successfully provides its customers with complete engineering solutions for systems designs, upgrades and optimization; this goes from conceptual phase till final site handing over.


ARABAL Sponsor: Voltamp Stand #15

Voltamp is one of the leading manufacturers of Power & Distribution Transformers & MV/LV Switchgear based in Sultanate of Oman with manufacturing units in Rusayl, Muscat and Suhar.
 All our manufacturing plants are IMS certified - ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001.
 Our present range of manufacturing includes: 
1.     Power Transformers up to 500 MVA, 220 kV class.
2.     Distribution Transformers up to 3 MVA, 33 kV class.
3.     Low Voltage Switchgear of all types including the sophisticated Intelligent MCCs. We are Franchisee of Schneider Electric, France
4.     Special Duty Transformers for the Oil & Gas Sector viz. Multitap, Phase Shift, etc.
5.     Trading Division which deals in DBs, Bus Ducts, Battery Chargers, etc.
6.     Medium Voltage 11 kV Switch gear (Schneider, Germany) 


ARABAL Sponsor: Foundry Ecocer  Stand #7

FOUNDRY ECOCER is addicted to Aluminium: 
it is involved in the production and marketing of consumables and machineries to non-ferrous foundries and secondary producers worldwide. Maurizio Sala, the founder and company President, has proven experience with multinational companies, and
together with his son Fulvio (Chief Executive Officer of the company and in charge of all operational activities), defines the target for the company as ‘Providing excellence for the foundry industry’. The commitment to invest in the improvement of facilities and development of resources to obtain an excellent
level in customer service is built into their management strategy.
Since the beginning FOUNDRY ECOCER has sought to assist its customers with production and trading of foundry products for the non-ferrous industry. FOUNDRY ECOCER products include powder and granulated fluxes for treatment of molten metal, master alloy tablets, pre-shaped ceramic launders and more, boron nitride coatings, filter box and degassing units, flux injection machines, lubricants for extrusion, lubricants and parting agents, all of them for the various casting processes such as billet casting, continuous casting, Cu and brass casting, gravity diecasting (GDC), low pressure diecasting (LPDC), high pressure diecasting (HPDC), forging and many more processes.
Primarily FOUNDRY ECOCER is dedicated to continuous improvement, so all the research and development resources are focused daily on the improvement and tailoring of products
to meet customer requirements. As an ISO 9001 certified company, FOUNDRY ECOCER has always placed great emphasis on product quality and customer satisfaction in all aspects of pre and post sales service. A highly trained network of technicians and sales representatives globally guarantee, according to the company goal, excellent service and consultancy throughout Italy, Europe and the world.
FOUNDRY ECOCER is also active in business sector associations: Maurizio Sala is President of AMAFOND, the Italian national association of machinery and consumables’ producers (www.amafond.it). 
The company exhibits regularly at trade fairs overseas with a commitment to continuous innovation and excellence as a top priority in its business sector.





Why Sponsor?

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Sohar Aluminium team on arabal@sohar-aluminium.com .