Melting Pot

Mar 11, 2011 | 07:29 AM |

Unconventional measuresThe integrated aluminum venture between Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden) and Alcoa Inc. is scaled at proportions that would make even Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps proud. The $10.8-billion project, which broke ground last June, will use some 260 Olympic pools’ worth of concrete and 12,900 Olympic pools’ of dirt during the next three years of building, Louis-Regis Tremblay, vice president of major projects at Alcoa Primary Products, told attendees at the 17th International Bauxite and Alumina Seminar in Miami. Meanwhile, the project will....

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