Line 6 Expansion Project

"​​Line 6 Expansion Project
will make Alba the world’s
largest single-site
aluminium smelter upon
its completion"
Alba’s Line 6 Expansion Project is one of the largest brownfield developments in the region. Expected to begin production on Jan 1, 2019, this Project will boost the smelter’s per-annum production by 540,000 metric tonnes, bringing its total production capacity to 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.
 
In June 2015, Alba Board approved the Line 6 Expansion Project and in November 2015, Alba secured the natural gas supply for this Project.
 
Alba successfully closed a US$ 1.5 Billion syndicated term-loan facility in October 2016, comprising two tranches: Conventional Facility & and Islamic Facility. Alba also secured commitments of c. US$ 700 million from Export Credit Agency (ECA) supported facilities in April 2017. The Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for the Project was completed in the first quarter of 2017 while the construction site-works have started in the second quarter of 2017 and will be completed by September 2017.
 
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:
 
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