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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: GE Power Stand #21

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: 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.


London Metal Exchange Stand #15

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.


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


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.


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.


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.




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