Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), the Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter, as part of its commitment to be cost-and-energy efficient, kick-started an upgrade Project aimed to increase the amperage of Reduction Lines 4 & 5 in September 2016.

The Project - new pot lining design and installation that will allow the increase in amperage on Reduction Lines 4 & 5 - will empower Alba to be aligned with its industry peers (aluminium smelters) in terms of amperage and productivity.

Alba’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim Murray with acting Chief Operations Officer, Amin Sultan inaugurated the Project in the presence of Director Reduction Lines & Services Abdulla Habib and Department Managers.

Speaking on this occasion, Alba’s CEO Tim Murray stated: “At Alba, operational efficiency is an integral part of our growth strategy. This Project is in line with Project Titan - Phase II and will give us increased efficiency and productivity as well as boost our competitiveness in the challenging global market.

Upon the completion of the upgrade Project, Alba expects to further increase its per annum production by 35,000 metric tonnes, thus accelerating our target of 1 million metric tonnes by end of 2017.”

Acting Chief Operations Officer Amin Sultan thanked all the teams working on the Project and urged them to sustain their efforts and achieve the objectives safely.