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GARMCO Remelt Expansion On Track

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Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill (GARMCO), Bahrain, announced that its new aluminum recycling plant continues to achieve significant milestones with erection of the building frame, installation of two 70 tonne melting furnaces, and commencement for the installation of a 105 tonne twin chamber furnace. The air pollution control equipment is currently being installed and the pit is being prepared to accept all of the casting equipment which will be installed during March 2017.

The $55 million project will enable the company to develop its metal recycling capability and lower the cost of metal casting. Once complete, the recycling facility will enable GARMCo to produce 120,000 tonnes of aluminum slabs. The company contracted with with Fives to build the new state-of-the-art casthouse at its facility. GARMCO designed the plant to meet stringent Bahraini safety and environmental regulations. The new plant will provide GARMCO with the capability to cast an additional 120,000 tonnes of 10 tonnes aluminum slab products. Once the slabs are rolled, the finished products will meet or exceed customer quality requirements while improving operational safety and reducing production costs.

“We are delighted to launch this important expansion project in collaboration with Fives,” said Mahmood Al Soufi, chairman of GARMCO. “This facility will have a number of advantages for GARMCO. Importantly, it will create 50 new jobs, further bolstering GARMCO’s position as one of the most sizable employers in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and will generate significant cost savings. This project, alongside one or two others, forms an integrated part of a three year strategy and will contribute to the profitability and growth of the company regionally and internationally.”

GARMCO would also like to congratulate Fives our turnkey construction contractor in achieving over 600,000 man hours without any lost time injuries. 2017 will be a challenging year for all personnel on this fast track project where construction piling commenced during March 2016, with commissioning of equipment to start in April and the plant to be fully operational by December 2017.

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