Alba’s Line 6 Expansion Project is one of the largest brownfield developments in the region. Expected to begin production by early 2019, this Project will boost the smelter’s per-annum production by 540,000 metric tonnes, bringing its total production capacity to around 1.5 million metric tonnes per year.
With a CAPEX of approximately US$ 3 billion, the Line 6 Expansion Project involves the construction of a sixth pot line utilising EGA’s proprietary DX+ Ultra Technology, a 1,792 MW power station and other industrial services.
Bechtel is the EPCM contractor for the Line 6 Expansion Project smelter. For Power Station 5 (PS 5), GE and GAMA Consortium was awarded the EPC contract, while Siemens is the Power Distribution System contractor. J.P. Morgan, Gulf International Bank (GIB) and National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) are the Financial Advisors for this Project.
The Bankable Feasibility Study was completed by Bechtel in December 2014. In June 2015, Alba Board approved the Line 6 Expansion Project and in November 2015, Alba secured the natural gas supply for this Project.
The Line 6 Expansion Project will make Alba the world’s largest single-site aluminium smelter and be a significant economic boost for the Kingdom of Bahrain due to the many co-investment opportunities through local and foreign aluminium investments. Line 6's Media Releases: Alba reaches the financial close of c. US$ 700 million in Export Credit FinancingJuly 9, 2017 Alba CEO visits major supplier of Line 6 Expansion ProjectJuly 5, 2017 Alba lays the First Concrete in Potline 6 FoundationJuly 2, 2017 Line 6 Construction Site-Works UnderwayJune 18, 2017 Alba Concludes Line 6 FEED StudyMay 29, 2017 Alba continues to make solid progress on Line 6 Expansion ProjectMay 25, 2017 Alba secures c. US$ 700 million in Export Credit Financing for Line 6 Expansion ProjectApril 16, 2017 Alba Successfully Closes $1.5 Billion Syndicated Loan October 16, 2016 Alba pleased with the progress of Line 6 Expansion Project September 28, 2016 Alba’s Line 6 Syndicated Loan Draws Huge Demand September 8, 2016 Alba Awards Line 6 Power Distribution System to Siemens August 29, 2016 Alba Awards GE and GAMA Consortium as Power Station 5 EPC Contractor August 1, 2016 Alba on schedule with its Line 6 Expansion Project June 1, 2016 Alba Line 6 CAPEX down to around US$ 3 billion May 29, 2016 Alba holds Line 6 Supplier and Contractor Forum May 23, 2016 Alba appoints Bechtel as EPCM Contractor for Line 6 Expansion Project April 17, 2016 Alba upgrades to EGA DX+ Ultra Technology for Line 6 February 23, 2016 Alba gears up for Line 6 December 9, 2015 Alba receives environmental permission for Line 6 September 6, 2015 Alba appoints financial advisors for Line 6 Expansion Project June 15, 2015 Alba approves Line 6 Expansion Project which will make it the world's largest single site smelter June 10, 2015 Alba Board of Directors Recommends the Approval of Line 6 Expansion Project at the Shareholders Extraordinary General Meeting June 10, 2015 Alba Chairman and CEO visit Emirates Global Aluminium December 4, 2014 Alba thanks Bahrain Cabinet for Line 6 Support July 2, 2014 Alba appoints Line 6 Smelter Project Director March 5, 2013 Alba awards Bechtel Canada a LOI to perform a Bankable Feasibility Study for the Line 6 expansion project December 12, 2012 Alba selects Dubal DX+ technology for Line 6 bankable feasibility study December 10, 2012 Alba launches Line 6 bankable feasibility study December 5, 2012