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Alba announces progress on $3bn Line 6 Bahrain project

Site preparation, earthworks, and concrete and precast activities are being carried out for the development, the chairman of Alba's board of directors revealed

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

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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