Qatalum Aluminium Smelter Project, Qatar

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Qatalum, a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and Hydro, is one of the largest aluminium plants ever launched with an annual capacity of 585,000 tonnes of primary aluminium. SNC Lavalin International was appointed as the managing contractor for the Service Areas and Potroom Building.

Kentech Qatar began working on the Harbour facilities for Qatalum Aluminium Smelter Project in September 2008 having been awarded a contract by the managing contractor SNC Lavalin International for the engineering, procurement and construction management of the harbour facilities area of the project.

This award involved the detailed design, supply and installation of the mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation and HVAC services required for the harbour facilities at Qatalum’s new Aluminium Plant in Mesaieed Industrial City.

In 2009 Kentech were subsequently awarded the electro-mechanical works on various process support buildings within the main aluminium smelter area. Facilities included two sub stations, a sea water pumping station, potable water reservoir building, an electro-chlorination building, compressed air building, harbour operations building, jetty small power and lighting, and various safety and emergency systems and utility stations throughout the plant.

The Kentech team successfully delivered this project in 2010 after executing in excess of 1 million manhours on the project without a lost time incident.


On 30th July 2021, Kentech acquired the Oil and Gas Business of SNC-Lavalin. This led to the exciting relaunch of our new company, now known as Kent. For more info about Kent and the history of the companies that joined forces, please visit our new website: This site will be closed in the coming months.