Oman

TAQA owns a 40 per cent stake in the Sohar Aluminium smelter and 1,000 megawatt power generation facility supplying most of its output to the smelter.

TAQA acquired a 40 per cent interest in the Sohar Aluminium company of Oman in 2010. Sohar Aluminium owns and operates an aluminium smelter that currently produces approximately 360,000 tonnes of aluminium per year.

Adjacent to the smelter, the company also owns a 1,000 megawatt power generation facility. The Sohar Aluminium Power Plant (SAPP) lies at the core of Sohar Aluminium's operations. The plant is fuelled by natural gas and uses water from the Gulf of Oman for cooling. 75 per cent of the combined-cycle, captive power plant's output is dedicated to the smelter and the remaining capacity is held in reserve by the operator of the Omani electrical distribution grid.