Advanced Metal Industries Cluster and Toho Titanium Metal Company Limited (ATTM)
Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
This project is a construction project of a titanium sponge plant in the Yanbu industrial complex in the Madinah Region, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Titanium, one of the rare metals, is used in a range of industries, such as aircraft engines and materials for aircraft fuselages, and plumbing and heat exchangers at plants, because of its light weight, high intensity, high heat resistance, and high corrosion resistance. To satisfy the rising demand worldwide for titanium sponge for general industrial applications and aerospace, Advanced Metal Industries Cluster and Toho Titanium Metal Company Limited (ATTM), a joint venture between Toho Titanium Co., Ltd. and Advanced Metal Industries Cluster Company Ltd. in Saudi Arabia, has launched this project to meet the need for the stable supply of this material.
Chiyoda has a strong track record in plant construction in the field of non-hydrocarbons in Japan and overseas and has also been executing a plant construction project in Japan for Toho Titanium, one of the world leading manufacturers of titanium sponge. Chiyoda took on the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work on a lump sum contract basis for this project.
The construction of this plant will not only contribute to the stable supply of titanium sponge for Japan; it will also help promote and diversify industries in Saudi Arabia. The plant has become a bridge in industrial cooperation between Japan and Saudi Arabia.