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Bahrain's Alba sets production record with 1.36 million MT in 2019

Alba’s production in 2019 marked a 35% increase compared to production of 1.011 million metric tonnes in 2018

Bahrain's Alba sets production record with 1.36 million MT in 2019
Bahrain's Alba sets production record with 1.36 million MT in 2019

The world’s largest aluminium smelter outside of China, Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), has set a record by exceeding production of 1.36 million metric tonnes (MT) in 2019, up 35% compared to the previous year.

The company also topped off 2019 with a safety record showing zero Lost Time Injuries (LTIs) and zero fatalities.

Commenting on the new production record, Alba’s chairman of the Board of Directors, Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa, said: “I am proud to say that Alba has finished 2019 strong by setting benchmarks in the aluminium industry -- from exceeding the 1.36 million MT mark to successfully inaugurating and delivering Line 6 into commercial operations.”

Al Khalifa added: “We look forward to a successful 2020 with the transformation that Line 6 will bring to the Kingdom’s economy as well as to Alba’s bottom-line.”

 Sharing his thoughts on 2019, Alba’s acting chief executive officer, Ali Al Baqali, said: “2019, no doubt, has been a difficult year for the aluminium market; however, Alba has had an unparalleled performance with a never-before production and safety records.”

Construction Week reported in December 2019 that Alba, which recently inaugurated its Line 6 Expansion project, crossed 15 million working hours without Lost Time Injury (LTI) for the first time since its commercial operation started in 1971.

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