Line 6 Expansion Project

"​​Line 6 Expansion Project
will make Alba the world’s
largest single-site
aluminium smelter upon
its completion in early
2019"
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 Financing
July 9, 2017

Alba CEO visits major supplier of Line 6 Expansion Project
July 5, 2017

Alba lays the First Concrete in Potline 6 Foundation
July 2, 2017

Line 6 Construction Site-Works Underway
June 18, 2017

Alba Concludes Line 6 FEED Study
May 29, 2017

Alba continues to make solid progress on Line 6 Expansion Project
May 25, 2017

Alba secures c. US$ 700 million in Export Credit Financing for Line 6 Expansion Project
April 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