• Figure 2. Demolition and removal of SPL from an aluminum cell cathode.

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    The SPL Waste Management Challenge in Primary Aluminum

    By Alton Tabereaux, Contributing Editor. Spent potlining (SPL) disposal is one of the largest environmental waste management challenges confronting worldwide primary aluminum smelters due to its toxicity. The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) asserts that 1.6 million tons of SPL were generated from primary aluminum production in 2019,1 making it the second largest waste volume produced […]

  • Ali Al Baqali, CEO of Alba (left), and Prof. Riyad Yousif Hamzah, president of the University of Bahrain (right), sign an MOU at the Alba premises. aluminum research

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    Alba Signs MOU to Enhance Cooperation on Scientific Aluminum Research

    Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) signed an MOU with the University of Bahrain to boost cooperation between the two entities in various areas of aluminum research and academic programs. “This MOU is an extension of the collective initiatives over the years between Alba and University of Bahrain in different fields,” said Ali Al Baqali, CEO of […]

  • First cast at GARMCO's new aluminum remelt facility was achieved in August 2017.

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    GARMCO Embarks on Its Green Initiative

    Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill (GARMCO) in the Kingdom of Bahrain is initiating a new vision for a sustainable future. The GARMCO Green Initiative provides a tangible template for the company’s new strategic direction. Drawing on years of best practices, the company aims to actively implement eco-friendly processes throughout its value chain and achieve high sustainability standards. As […]

  • Albal Potline 6

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    The Aluminum Cell Technology in Alba’s Potline 6 Performs Above Expectations

    Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) announced that select pots in its new Potline 6 have passed the final performance tests with results exceeding the guarantees under the technology transfer agreement between Alba and Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA). The company officially inaugurated its new potline in November 2019, following its initial commissioning in December 2018. Completed in […]

  • Arabal 2018

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    Alba to host ARABAL 2019

    Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) will host the Arab International Aluminium Conference (ARABAL) 2019 from November19-21, 2019 at the Gulf Hotel, Bahrain. “ARABAL is reputed as one of the premium platforms for the aluminum industry in the Arab world that brings together the who’s who of the aluminum industry across the globe,” said Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin […]

  • Alba - Casthouse 4

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    Alba Starts Up Casthouse 4 with Largest Furnace in Its History

    Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) started up the biggest furnace in its company history with the first cold charge of Furnace 3 in its newly constructed Casthouse 4. The casthouse, which will have a total design capacity of 530,000 tonnes of value-added aluminum per year, is part of the recently commissioned Potline 6. “We are pleased […]

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    Alba Commissions Potline 6, Becomes Largest Single Site Aluminum Smelter

    Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) officially announced the commissioning of its sixth potline on December 13th. The $3.5 billion Line 6 Expansion Project precedes the gradual ramp-up of 424 pots, which will make the company the largest single-site aluminum smelter in the world upon completion. The commissioning of Line 6 was completed ahead of its first hot metal […]

  • Alba holds Line 6 Supplier and Contractor Forum

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    Alba Selects an EPCM Contractor for its Line 6 Expansion

    Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) selected Bechtel as the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contractor for its Line 6 Expansion Project. Under the terms of the contract, Bechtel will be responsible to design and construct the sixth potline as well as support industrial services. Bechtel has worked with Alba for more than 25 years, including previous work as […]

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    Alba to Host ARABAL 2014 in Bahrain

    Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) will host the 18th International Arab Aluminium (Arabal) Conference in November 2014, under the theme “GCC: An Aluminium Power House.” This is the fourth time Arabal will be hosted in the Kingdom of Bahrain. This year, the event is expected to attract more than 700 delegates including key decision makers and […]