Alba’s Chairman of the Board of Directors Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa debuted the First Concrete Pour for the foundation of Power Station 5 (PS5) Block 4 Project on Monday 26 September 2022, thus commencing the early works at the Project’s construction site.

Alba’s Chairman of Board Shaikh Daij was joined by Alba’s Board member Shaikh Isa bin Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, the Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Baqali, Chief Power Officer Amin Sultan, the Company Executives and Management members as well as representatives from Mitsubishi Power & SEPCOIII consortium.

Speaking on this occasion, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa stated:

“We are pleased to carry out the first foundation concrete pour for PS5 Block 4 Project, thus debuting the kick-off of construction activities and other site works.

This Project -- part of Alba’s ambitious decarbonisation initiatives -- is a combined cycle power plant with a hydrogen-ready J-series gas turbine technology which upon completion in Q4 2024 will reduce Alba’s overall GHG emissions, thus setting the benchmark in terms of sustainable and efficient Aluminium production all the while accelerating the Kingdom’s goals to reach Net Zero Emissions by 2060.”

Alba PS5 Block 4 is a 680.9 megawatts (MW) Combined Cycle Power Plant that is an expansion of the existing PS5 and includes tie into the existing 220kV Substation. On completion of this Project, the nameplate capacity of PS5 will increase from 1.8 GW to more than 2.4 GW. Mitsubishi Power & SEPCOIII consortium will be responsible to design, engineer, procure, construct and commission Block 4; the Project’s commercial operations are expected to begin in Q4 2024.