Alba Chairman: Production continues at full run-rate, despite COVID-19

Al Khalifa added that Alba achieved safety milestone by marking more than 22 million safe working-hours without Lost Time Injury

Alba has marked operations continuity at full capacity despite COVID-19.
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Alba has marked operations continuity at full capacity despite COVID-19.

Bahrain Bourse-listed Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the world’s largest aluminium smelter outside of China, has marked operations continuity at full capacity despite COVID-19, according to chairman of the board of directors, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa.

During the second quarterly Board of Directors’ meeting held virtually on Wednesday10 June 2020, the chairman said: “As COVID-19 unfolds, we had to adapt quickly — finding our balance in the new normal. Our production facilities continue at full run rate while new safety measures were adapted across the plant to ensure that our workforce is safe at all times.

Al Khalifa added that Alba also marked another safety milestone by marking more than 22 million safe working-hours without Lost Time Injury (LTI). According to Al Khalifa the safety milestone was recorded for the “first time” in Alba’s history.

The Bahrain News Agency reported that during the meeting, the board approved the minutes of the previous meeting as well as reviewed reports of the Executive Committee, Board Audit Committee and the Nomination, Remuneration, and Corporate Governance Committee.

As part of the meeting, updates were also provided on safety and plant performance amidst COVID-19 as well as insights on the overall market conditions and Alba’s financial performance.

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