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Rio Tinto aims to boost aluminium production in Oman

Jacynthe Cote, CEO of the world's largest aluminium producer, Rio Tinto Alcan has said the firm is working with its Omani partner to find ways to boost aluminium production in the Sultanate, Muscat Daily has reported. The company will focus on the Middle East in its future plans, especially the proposed expansion of the smelter at Sohar Aluminium, a joint venture between Rio Tinto Alcan, Oman Oil Co and the Abu Dhabi National Energy Co, he said. "We are working with our Omani partner to explore how we could increase primary aluminium production in Oman and further contribute to socio-economic development and job creation," said Cote.