VIDEO: Aerial footage of Alba's Line 6 Expansion project in Bahrain
WATCH: This is what the construction site of Line 6 Expansion, a $3-billion brownfield megaproject in Bahrain, looks like
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has released a video containing aerial footage of its Line 6 Expansion project’s construction site in the kingdom.
American contractor Bechtel is the engineering, procurement, and construction management contractor for Line 6, and is tasked with the design and construction of the potline, as well as the provision of support industrial services, as part of its contract.
A consortium of GE and Gama is delivering EPC services for Alba’s Power Station 5 (PS5), a crucial part of the wider Line 6 expansion project.
The Line 6 Expansion project, as Potline 6’s development is dubbed, is one of the GCC’s largest brownfield investments, and is due to increase Alba’s annual production by 540,000 tonnes.
This will raise its total production capacity to 1.5 million tonnes per year. Line 6’s commissioning precedes the gradual ramp-up of 424 of its pots, with the operation’s conclusion making Alba the world’s largest smelter.
Line 6’s capital expenditure totals $3bn (BHD1.1bn), and involved the construction of a sixth potline using UAE-based Emirates Global Aluminium’s (EGA) DX+ Ultra Technology, in addition to the 1,792 megawatt Power Station 5 (PS 5) and related industrial services.
EGA and Alba’s collaboration marked the first time an Emirati industrial company had internationally licensed its large-scale technology.