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Alba plans to build seventh potline at its site in Bahrain

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Alba awards Bechtel to conduct Potline 7 feasibility study

During a virtual meeting early this week, Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has awarded International Bechtel Co. Ltd to conduct Line 7 project’s feasibility study.

Commenting on this occasion, Alba’s Chairman Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa stated: “We are delighted of the partnership we have developed with Bechtel throughout the years, which has translated into awarding them Line 7 project’s feasibility study. This proposed project underlines our ambition to grow organically and will further cement our position as one of the largest environment-friendly smelters in the world.” 

Bechtel looks back on 30-year relationship with Alba 

Adding further, Bechtel’s Mining and Metals president Ailie MacAdam said: “We are excited to continue to support Alba on developing new aluminium capacity in Bahrain. It is a great honour to continue our 30-year relationship with Alba, innovating aluminium production and providing jobs and training opportunities.” 

Capacity expansion by 540,000 tpy 

Expected to be completed in about nine months by September 2023, the feasibility study will provide a comprehensive evaluation of all factors to determine the viability of the Potline 7 project. It is estimated this project will have a similar production capacity as the Potline 6 expansion project – within the range of 540,000 tpy.