Arabal Participants Tour Ma’aden Projects at Ras Al-Khair

The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) will organize a tour of its integrated aluminium facility for attendees of the Arabal conference taking place 15 – 17 November at Dhahran International Exhibitions Center in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. The tour is intended to familiarize attendees with Ma’aden’s aluminium operations at Ras Al-Khair industrial city.

Ma’aden, the Arabal host and organizer, will showcase the company’s operational facilities at Ras Al-Khair industrial city on theNovember 17, the day after the conclusion of the two day conference. The tour will include a visit to the alumina refinery (the first in the GCC), aluminium smelter and rolling mill, the latter being the only facility of its kind in the region and among the most technically advanced in the world.

Arabal conferences are among the top trade events for the Middle East’s aluminium industry and attract major aluminium manufacturers and industry experts from around the world.


For more information please contact James Lamb – / 0044 203 328 9581.


ARABAL first began in 1983 with Kuwait Aluminium Co. bringing together the leading figures in Middle East Aluminium to strengthen ties and discuss the issues of the day to provide an overview about the entire aluminium industry. Over the past 29 years, it has become an event of international repute, bringing together leaders from the aluminium industry across the world to network and conduct business.


Ma’aden is the leading mining and metals company in Saudi Arabia. Building value-added industries for gold, phosphate, bauxite and other mineral resources.

In the Aluminium business, Ma’aden’s $10.8 billion joint venture with Alcoa is the largest and most efficient vertically integrated aluminium complex in the world. It uses a dedicated rail line to bring bauxite mined from Al-Baitha (4 million tonnes per year) to Ma’aden’s industrial city of Ras Al Khair, which contains the Middle East’s first alumina refinery (1.8 million tpy), a state-of-the-art smelter (740,000 tpy), the world’s most technologically advanced rolling mill (380,000 tpy), and the Gulf’s only aluminum recycling facility.

Ma’aden Aluminum efficiently and reliably produces rolling slabs, billets, standard ingots and T–bars, automotive and can sheet for domestic and international markets while facilitating the development of domestic downstream aluminium industries in the Kingdom.


BME Global Ltd is an international events company with extensive experience of operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Headquartered in London, with a branch in Cairo, we cover key industries such as petrochemicals, water, power, environment, security and construction. BME have been appointed by Ma’aden this year to manage the ARABAL event.