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  • EGA potline extension project

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    Increasing Primary Aluminum Production Through Potline Extensions

    By Jean-Denis Carrier, Hatch, and Saif Alhashmi, EGA. Introduction Regardless of the market price, the aluminum industry has continuously been working to improve its cost position by optimizing the utilization of existing assets. This push for optimization has been especially true in the challenging market conditions prevailing since the global financial crisis of 2008. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • Rusal RA-550

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    Rusal Launches RA-550 Pilot Plant

    UC Rusal launched a pilot operation with eight new-generation RA-550 pots at its Sayanogorsk (SAZ) aluminum smelter. The US$30 million pilot is the result of three years of technology development within the company’s Technical Directorate. “The successful launch of the RA-550 technology is a true breakthrough event for Rusal,” said Victor Mann, technical director of […]

  • Alba upgrades to EGA DX+ Ultra Technology for Line 6

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    Alba Upgrades to EGA DX+ Ultra Technology for Line 6 Expansion

    Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), Bahrain, signed a contract with Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) to upgraded the technology for its Line 6 Expansion Project from EGA DX+ to the EGA DX+ Ultra. The upgrade to the DX+ Ultra technology will improve energy efficiency, which in turn will allow Alba to increase its metal production with no increase […]