The first of its kind in GCC and Bahrain, Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) Spent Pot Lining (SPL) Treatment Plant construction is progressing as per schedule, stated the Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Baqali (pictured) during Alba Executives’ visit to the construction site in early June 2020.

In line with Bahrain’s National Waste Management Strategy led by His Highness Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Personal Representative of His Majesty King of Bahrain and President of the Supreme Council for Environment, this project will provide a value-creating and sustainable solution to treat SPL with ensuring zero-waste.

Adding further, Alba’s Chief Executive Officer, Ali Al Baqali, said: “Being one of the blue-chip assets of the Kingdom of Bahrain, our aim is to lead the fields in sustainability – in line with the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030 – and set the benchmark to transform SPL into Value-Added Products. I also take the opportunity to thank Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Environment for their continuous support.”

The Project’s overall progress advanced by more than 21% and achieved over 35,078 working hours without LTI by May-end 2020. The SPL Treatment Plant - expected to be operational by Q1 2021 – will have the capacity to treat 30,000 to 35,000 tonnes of SPL a year, which, after being processed, can be used in other industries.