Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) started the biggest furnace in its history with the First Cold Charge of Furnace 3 in its new Casthouse 4 on 26 December 2018.

Alba’s Chairman of the Board of Directors Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa witnessed the First Cold Charge at Casthouse 4, which was also attended by Alba Deputy CEO Ali Al Baqali, Alba Executive Management Team, Casthouse 4 Start-Up team, Bechtel and other major contractors.

On this occasion, Alba’s Chairman Shaikh Daij said: “We are pleased with this milestone, which is another turning point in Alba’s journey towards becoming the largest smelter in the world.
With this landmark, we are on track to cast final products from CH 4 -- another success in the Safe Start-Up of Line 6. I thank all teams for their commitment to achieve this milestone safely and on time.”

Part of Alba’s ambitious Line 6 Expansion Project, Casthouse 4 has a total design Value-Added Capacity of 530,000 tonne per annum. The First Cold Charge of Furnace 3 is a significant part of the process of commissioning Casthouse 4, which is set to produce soon.