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Alba announces progress on $3bn Line 6 Bahrain project

by Neha Bhatia on Sep 14, 2017


Alba has reported progress on its Line 6 development in Bahrain.
Alba has reported progress on its Line 6 development in Bahrain.

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Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has announced progress on its $3bn (BHD1.1bn) Line 6 Expansion project. 

Site preparation, earthworks, and concrete and precast activities are being carried out for the development. 

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As of July, the project was 25% complete, with 50% progress reported in engineering, and 70% progress recorded in terms of procurement and contracts. 

The development's first structural steel will be erected in the new pot room this month. 

These details were revealed in a statement issued by Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa, the chairman of Alba's board of directors. 

Commenting on the project, he said: "We are delighted to see that the Line 6 Expansion Project continues to progress on schedule as that will accelerate our position to be the largest single-site smelter in the world.

"I thank our EPCM [engineering, procurement, and construction management] contractor, Bechtel, Alba CEO, Tim Murray, and the Alba Line 6 owner’s team for their commitment to deliver our project in a timely and safe manner." 

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Paige Wilson, Bechtel's president for mining and metals, added: "We are thrilled to be breaking ground on Alba’s historic project.

"We also look forward to continuing to work with the Alba Line 6 owner’s team as the project targets first hot metal (FHM) by 1 January 2019." 

 



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