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 Tuesday 9th February 2021, we announced an agreement to acquire the oil & gas business of SNC-Lavalin’s Resources Division.

This business includes people and assets brought together through their acquisition of the Kentz and other energy services businesses. This transaction marks an exciting, ground-breaking development for Kentech to reinforce our position as a leading integrated energy services provider and introduces us to the renewable / clean power marketplace. We now move forward together with a global network of more than 10,000 professionals united by a commitment of common values and strong partnerships with clients from across the world.

By investing now, we are strategically positioning the company to take advantage of the next cycle of growth.

Our complementary businesses will join forces, creating a stronger offering across the full asset life cycle – from consulting to design and build, commissioning and start-up, through to maintenance, modification and turnaround, as well as decommissioning services.