The environmental permission, vital to Alba’s Line 6 Expansion Project, was granted based on a detailed environmental and social impact assessments carried-out by a competent consultant and overseen by the Line 6 expansion team.

To date, one of the top ten aluminium producers’ in the world, Alba’s Line 6 Expansion Project will make it the largest single site smelter in the world upon its completion. Expected to begin production in early 2019, this project will boost the company’s per-annum production by 514,000 metric tonnes upon full ramp-up, bringing its total production capacity to approximately 1,450,000 metric tonnes per year.

Speaking about environmental permission for its Line 6 Expansion Project, Alba’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim Murray (pictured) said:

“I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Supreme Council for Environment - Kingdom of Bahrain. The receipt of this permit reaffirms the commitment and support of the Government of Bahrain towards this landmark project, which will bring significant benefit to the Kingdom of Bahrain.”

Alba has earned international praise and recognition for being one of the most environment-friendly smelters in the world. The Company has won many prestigious awards such as the United Nations Environment Protection (UNEP) Award (1997), GCC Prize for the Best Industrial Establishment that complies with Environmental Standards and Specifications (2005) and GAC Health & Safety Award – Smelter Category (2014) for best practices in health, safety and environment performance.