The contract covers the supply of gas treatment centres on a turnkey basis, including engineering design, civil works, construction and commissioning. The contract is the second the Solios Group has won on the project. Earlier this year Solios Carbone was awarded the contract to build a green anode plant. A series of other contract awards have been made on the smelter project, including an anode service plant, which was won by Australia’s Kempe Engineering Service: the anode superstructures, which went to China Great Wall Construction Corporation; and a busbar materials contract, which was awarded to Austria’s Salzburger Aluminium. In addition, a pot control system job has gone to Europe’s ABB; pot tending machines to Germany’s NKM Noell Special Cranes; and pot shells to Bahrain’s Ahmed Mansoor al-Aali Company The aluminium smelter is the largest primary aluminium plant ever to be built in a single phase. Financing for the plant was agreed in August (MEED 24:8:07). In September, Italy’s Fata Group and UK-based K Home International were awarded contracts for an anode baking plant and cast house (MEED 14:9:07).