A ceremony to mark this milestone was held at the HRH Princess Sabeeka Oasis on 5th January 2014. It was attended by Alba’s chief executive Tim Murray, chief operations officer Isa Al Ansari, chief financial officer Ali Al Baqali, chief marketing officer Jean Baptiste Lucas, members of Alba’s Labour Union as well as management staff and company employees.

Tim Murray said: “Alba was able to exceed 900,000 metric tonnes per annum (mtpa) for the first time in its 40-year history, which is the result of the dedication of its hard working and loyal employees. We feel this increase in productivity is directly linked to the improvement in safety performance.

“As we look into 2014, we expect to go even higher in terms of operational improvements and plant reliability,” he said.