|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||The Start up & the Operation Performance of the Twin Green Anode Plant at Ma'aden Aluminium Smelter in Saudi Arabia
||Christophe Bouche, Pasquale Calo, Abdulrahman H. Al Shammari, Nitin Yadav, Michel Gendron, Subah Al Shammari, Fabienne Virieux
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
MA’ADEN, the governmental owned of Saudi Arabia’s mineral resources company and ALCOA the world’s leading producer of Aluminium signed a JV in December 2009 to develop the largest integrated Aluminum complex in Saudi Arabia on Arabian Gulf coast at Ras Al-Khair industrial zone.
Aluminium Smelter capacity is 740,000 mtpy of hot metal Aluminium. With local Bauxite mining capacity of 4,000,000 mtpy, Alumina Refinery capacity of 2,000,000 mtpy and Rolling mill capacity 380,000 mtpy, MA’ADEN is the world largest integrated Aluminium complex.
The carbon anode manufacturing utilizes two 40 tph green anode plants based on the Rhodax dry mix preparation and intensive mixing cascade technologies and one liquid pitch terminal with 2x6,000 ton storage tanks.
This paper covers the design concept of the green anode plants and its operation performance since inception in 2011 up to 2015 with the focus on the commissioning & start-up management and technical challenges.
||Planned: Light Metals Volume