Fluor wins US$ 3 billion Saudi Arabian aluminium project

By Steve Skinner25 May 2010

Fluor has won four contracts worth US$ 3 billion for the development of the Ras Az’Zawr aluminium complex in Saudi Arabia. The project has an overall value of US$ 10.8 billion and includes a bauxite mine, alumina refinery, aluminium smelter and rolling mill.

Contracts won by Fluor include the programme management consultancy for the development of the entire complex, the engineering, procurement and construction management of the rolling mill and the site's infrastructure. The fourth contract involves the engineering, procurement and construction management of the mine and alumina refinery as part of a joint venture with Australia's Worley Parsons, scheduled for completion in 2013.

Fluor's chief operating officer, David Seaton said, "The mining and metals sector continues to be a bright spot for Fluor and the commencement of this significant project in a key region of the world is another sign of the strengthening global economic recovery."

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