• 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 […]

  • Pyrotek new plant in Dubai

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    Pyrotek Completing Construction on New Dubai Manufacturing Plant

    Pyrotek Inc. is scheduled to complete the construction of a new manufacturing facility the Jebel Ali Free Zone in western Dubai, United Arab Emirates in November. The facility is designed to enable the company to serve and supply the rapidly growing aluminum smelting operations of the Gulf region. “This plant will grow our footprint in […]

  • EGA Al Taweelah smelter

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    EGA’s Al Taweelah Smelter Certified to ASI Sustainability Standard — First in the Middle East

    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) achieved the internationally recognized ASI Performance Standard at its Al Taweelah smelter in the United Arab Emirates, demonstrating its commitment to environmental, social and governance performance. EGA is the first company in the Middle East to achieve a certification to the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) standard. “People around the world are rightly concerned […]

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    Arabal 2017: Advances in Primary Aluminum Technology and Sustainability

    By Andrew Hall, Alken. The 21st Arab International Aluminium Conference (Arabal 2017) took place at Shangri-La’s Barr Al Bandar hotel in Muscat, Oman over the period November 6-9, 2017. The event was hosted by Sohar Aluminium and held under the patronage of H.H. Sayyid Harib bin Thuwaini bin Shihab Al Said, assistant secretary general of […]

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    Ducab Inaugurates Aluminum Rod Production at KIZAD

    Ducab Aluminium Company (DAC), a factory that manufactures aluminum rod and overhead conductors, was officially inaugurated in the Khalifa Industrial Zone of Abu Dhabi (KIZAD). The AED 220 million (US$60 million) project is a joint venture between Ducab, a UAE manufacturer of high-quality cables and cabling products, and Senaat, one of the largest holding companies in the UAE’s industrial sector. The […]

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    EGA Delivers First Hot Metal To Ducab

    Ducab Aluminium Company (DAC), a new manufacturer of aluminum alloy rod, wire, and bare overhead conductors, received delivery of first hot metal at its facility in the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The new AED 220 million (US$60 million) facility is a joint venture between between Senaat (40%) and […]

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    World Primary Production in Review – Part II

    By Alton Tabereaux, Contributing Editor. A conspicuous transformation occurred in the world’s primary aluminum industry during the past five years with the construction of “Mega” aluminum smelters (>1 million tpy) in China, which have boosted aluminum production to levels not previously experienced by companies. Nine aluminum companies had an annual production greater than 2 million […]

  • 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 […]