Line 6 Expansion Project

"​​Line 6 Expansion Project
has made Alba the world’s
largest smelter ex-China"
Alba’s Line 6 Expansion Project was inaugurated by His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain on 24 November 2019. Line 6 Expansion Project has made Alba the world’s largest smelter ex-China. Potline 6 will boost Alba’s per-annum production by 540,000 metric tonnes, bringing Alba’s total production capacity to 1.54 million metric tonnes per year.

With a CAPEX of approximately US$3 billion, the Line 6 Expansion Project was the largest brownfield expansion in the region. The Project comprised: construction of sixth pot line utilising EGA’s proprietary DX+ Ultra Technology, a 1,792 MW Power Station (Power Station 5) and other industrial services.

Bechtel was the EPCM contractor for the Line 6 Expansion Project smelter. For Power Station 5 (PS5), GE and GAMA Consortium was awarded the EPC contract, while Siemens was the Power Distribution System contractor.

Alba started 106 pots in Line 6 on 26 March 2019 followed by another 106 pots on 18 April 2019. Alba Potline 6 was commissioned on 13 December 2018 with the delivery of the First Hot Metal ahead of its schedule. Alba also announced an achieved savings of more than US$370 million in the execution of Potline 6 – corresponding to 16% savings of its allotted budget.

The Line 6 Expansion Project achieved a total of 60,893,000 working-hours without Lost Time Injury as on 21 November 2019.

One of Bahrain’s flagship asset, the Line 6 Expansion Project will be transformational to Bahrain and its people. Alba will continue to focus on the local and regional downstream cluster and seek opportunities to contribute further to the economic diversification of the Kingdom.
 
 
Line 6's Media Releases:
 
 
December 1, 2019
 
November 24, 2019
 
July 21, 2019
 
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February 16, 2019
 
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May 13, 2018
 
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May 7, 2018
 
April 30, 2018
 
April 25, 2018
 
April 18, 2018
 
February 5, 2018
 
January 21, 2018
 
January 2, 2018
 
December 26, 2017
 
December 14, 2017
 
December 11, 2017
 
December 5, 2017
 
November 28, 2017
 
October 3, 2017
 
September 18, 2017
 
September 11, 2017
 
August 22, 2017
 
July 10, 2017
 
July 9, 2017
 
July 5, 2017
 
July 2, 2017
 
June 18, 2017
 
May 29, 2017
 
May 25, 2017
 
April 16, 2017
 
October 16, 2016
 
September 28, 2016
 
September 8, 2016
 
August 29, 2016
 
August 1, 2016
 
June 1, 2016
 
May 29, 2016
 
May 23, 2016
 
April 17, 2016
 
February 23, 2016
 
December 9, 2015
 
September 6, 2015
 
June 15, 2015
 
June 10, 2015
 
June 10, 2015
 
December 4, 2014
 
July 2, 2014
 
March 5, 2013
 
December 12, 2012
 
December 10, 2012
 
December 5, 2012
 
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