Ma’aden-Alcoa’s rolling mill marks first production-grade coil

June 26, 2014 12:10 am

The Saudi Arabian Mining Co (Ma’aden) and Alcoa have announced that the rolling mill at their joint venture aluminium complex in the kingdom has successfully produced its first production-grade coil, Saudi Gazette has reported. The mill at Ras Al Khair is the first in the Middle East capable of producing food grade can sheet, as well as sheet for automotive and building and construction applications. It is equipped with the latest in rolling mill technology, including fully automated coil and scrap transport and storage facilities, which feature driverless guided vehicles and cranes to optimise efficiency.