ALBAhttp://www.aluminiumbahrain.com©2011 ALBAALBA News Feedssomeone@alba.com.bhsomeone@alba.com.bhAlba Partners with BTI for customised-training programmeshttp://www.albasmelter.com/mc/News/Pages/2019/Alba-Partners-with-BTI-for-customised-training-programmes.aspx<!<div>​​</div> <p><img alt="View Arabic Version" src="/mc/News/PublishingImages/pdficon.gif" /> <a href="/mc/News/PublishingImages/2019_all/191105.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="black">View Arabic version (PDF)</font></a></p> <div style="text-align:justify"> Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), in line with its philosophy of developing and training its employees, signed an agreement with one of the leading educational institutes - Bahrain Training Institute (BTI) to develop Bahraini employees through Extended Diploma and Higher National programmes. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> A signing ceremony was held between Alba’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Baqali and BTI’s Director General Dr. Samah Al-Ajjawi on 22 October 2019. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> The BTI programmes – focussed on Mechanical and Electrical/Electronic Engineering disciplines - have been custom-made to suit Alba’s requirements and will further enhance the national employees’ technical knowledge and skills. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> Commenting on this occasion Alba’s Acting CEO Ali Al Baqali said: </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> “As we prepare today for our transformation to become the world’s largest smelter, we also want to develop our workforce - through training and skills’ enhancement – to work more effectively and perform better.” </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> Director General of Bahrain Training Institute, Dr. Samah Ajjawi added: </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> “We are delighted at BTI to renew our partnership with ALBA. It is part of BTI’s vision to strengthen relationship with our national industrial companies and we look forward for more collaboration on various levels.” </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> Alba had recently announced the launch of its Master Training Plan for its employees, which comprises a customised training plan that will meet the needs of every job and employee in the Company.</div>Alba unveils new custom-made Fire Truckhttp://www.albasmelter.com/mc/News/Pages/2019/Alba-unveils-new-custom-made-Fire-Truck.aspx<!<p><img alt="View Arabic Version" src="/mc/News/PublishingImages/pdficon.gif" /> <a href="/mc/News/PublishingImages/2019_all/191103.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="black">View Arabic version (PDF)</font> </a></p> <div style="text-align:justify">In line with its philosophy of ‘Think Safety First and Always’, Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) added a state-of-the-art, custom-made Fire Truck to its existing fleet of emergency vehicles in order to enhance the effectiveness of response to emergencies within Alba. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">Designed and manufactured in the US, the Fire Truck was built in compliance with international fire safety standards as well as Bahrain’s requirements to serve Alba’s operational plants. Alba’s Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) and Fire team played a key role in the design, construction and commissioning of this Fire Truck. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">A ceremony to inaugurate the new Fire Truck was held in Alba on 21 October 2019, which was attended by Alba’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Baqali, Director for SHE Moh’d Khalil and Sr. Superintendent Fire &amp; Security Hamad Janahi and Deputy Director of Operations - Bahrain Civil Defence Colonel Mohammed Ahmed Al Ghadeer along with other key officials. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">Speaking on this occasion, Alba’s Acting CEO Ali Al Baqali said: </div> <div style="text-align:justify">“While policies and procedures are key to maintaining Safety on the job, the right Safety equipment enables us to keep our people and plant safe. An ultramodern Fire Truck is not just the need-of-the-hour but a long-term investment to meet the current and future Safety demands of a production facility as big as Alba.” </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">Deputy Director of Operation Department at Civil Defence, Colonel Mohammed Ahmed Al Ghadeer, added: </div> <div style="text-align:justify">“As one of the leaders in Public Safety, Vocational Health, Safety and Fire Prevention, Alba has identified the potential direct and indirect risks to employees’ health in its plant and taken the necessary steps to protect its facilities and environment through prevention and readiness for any emergencies. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">The new Fire Truck will certainly enhance the Company’s preparedness and effective response to different incidents, especially electric fires, as it is equipped to remotely handle electric fire incidents, which would help control the fire at early stages.” </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">The new Fire Truck is equipped with new fire appliances and modern technology which will enable the team to carry-out emergency operations more effectively. </div>Alba announces Gulf Air as the Official Airline Partner for ARABAL 2019http://www.albasmelter.com/mc/News/Pages/2019/Alba-announces-Gulf-Air-as-the-Official-Airline-Partner-for-ARABAL-2019.aspx<!<p><img alt="View Arabic Version" src="/mc/News/PublishingImages/pdficon.gif" /> <a href="/mc/News/PublishingImages/2019_all/191028.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="black">View Arabic version (PDF)</font> </a></p> <div style="text-align:justify">Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), host of the 23rd Arab International Aluminium Conference (ARABAL 2019) being held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announced today 28 October 2019 Gulf Air as the Official Airline Partner for ARABAL 2019. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">Commenting on this occasion, Alba’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Ali Al Baqali said: </div> <div style="text-align:justify">“We are pleased to welcome Gulf Air - the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain - as the Official Airline Partner of ARABAL 2019. As two of Bahrain’s national companies, we are proud to come together to raise Bahrain higher at this international platform.” </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer, Krešimir Kučko added: </div> <div style="text-align:justify">“It is our pleasure to partner once again with Alba for the prestigious ARABAL 2019 conference. As the Official Airline Partner, Gulf Air looks forward to representing the Kingdom of Bahrain and its warm culture to all guests flying to the island to attend the event.” </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">ARABAL 2019 is being held from 19 to 21 November 2019 at Gulf Hotel, Bahrain. ‘Shaping the Future of Aluminium in the Arab Region’ is the theme for ARABAL 2019 and will witness more than 35 renowned speakers, who will address substantial topics such as ‘Impact of current economic challenges on the aluminium industry’, ‘Environment, sustainability and recycling’ and ‘Bahrain post Line 6’. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">For more information on ARABAL 2019, please visit www.arabal.com </div>Alba Reports its Financial Results for Q3 and Nine-Months of 2019http://www.albasmelter.com/mc/News/Pages/2019/Alba-Reports-its-Financial-Results-for-Q3-and-Nine-Months-of-2019.aspx<!​​<p><img alt="View Arabic Version" src="/mc/News/PublishingImages/pdficon.gif" /> <a href="/mc/News/PublishingImages/2019_all/191027.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="black">View Arabic version (PDF)</font> </a></p> <br /><strong>Q3 2019 and Nine Months 2019 Financial Performance</strong><br /><br /> Alba’s top-line and bottom-line for the Third Quarter and Nine-Months of 2019 were primarily impacted by lower LME price [US$1,761/MT vs. US$2,056/MT - a drop of 14% Year-over-Year (YoY) in Q3; US$1,804/MT vs. US$2,158/MT - a drop of 16% YoY for the Nine-Months], lower premiums - and offset by higher Sales’ volume. <br /><br /> The Company generated a Profit and Total Comprehensive Income of BD10.7 million (US$28.5 million) in Q3 2019 versus BD14.3 million (US$38.1 million) for the same period in 2018, down by 25% YoY. The Company posted a Gross Profit of BD29.2 million (US$77.6 million) versus BD19.0 million (US$50.6 million) in Q3 2018, up by 53% YoY. With regards to Total Sales/Revenues, Alba reported BD287.1million (US$763.6 million) in Q3 2019, up by 22% YoY, compared to BD234.5 million (US$623.8 million) in Q3 2018. Earnings per share (EPS) in this quarter were fils 8 versus fils 10 for the same period in 2018. <br /><br /> With regards to the Nine-Months of 2019, Alba reported a Loss and Total Comprehensive Loss of BD8.4 million (US$22.4 million), down by 111% YoY, compared to a Profit and Total Comprehensive Income of BD77.2 million (US$205.6 million) for the same period in 2018. The Company posted a Gross Profit of BD45.4 million (US$120.9 million) versus BD93.3 million (US$248.3 million) for the Nine-Months of 2018, down by 51% YoY. Total Sales/Revenues reached BD735.7 million (US$1,956.6 million), up by 5% YoY, compared to BD699.7 million (US$1,861.1 million) for the Nine-Months of 2018. Earnings/ (Loss) per share were fils (6) versus fils 55 for the same period in 2018. <br /><br /> Alba’s Total Assets as at 30 September 2019 stood at BD2,425.1 million (US$6,449.7 million) versus BD2,208.7 million (US$5,874.3 million) as at 31 December 2018, up by 10% YoY. Total Shareholders’ Equity as at 30 September 2019 stood at BD1,065.4 million (US$2,833.5 million), down by 1% YoY, versus BD1,073.5 million (US$2,855 million) as at December 31, 2018. <br /><br /> <b>Q3 2019 Industry Highlights</b><br /><br /> <ul> <li> Aluminium demand has lost momentum in most global markets: world-market consumption almost flat, first decline since 2009, due to weak economic conditions, slow global manufacturing and increased use of scrap metal. A slowdown in the US market has led to a drop of 3% YoY in aluminium consumption, while Europe consumption was down by 1% YoY owing to lower vehicle demand. Consumption in MENA rose by 4% YoY driven by infrastructure spending in UAE and Saudi Arabia. </li> <li> World production inched down by 1% YoY despite the supply-growth in North American market. Asian supply was down by 1% YoY supported by Chinese supply disruptions [a drop of 3% YoY], while production in North America continued to gain momentum post 2018 lacklustre (+7% YoY supported by smelters’ restarts). </li> <li> World market in deficit with China (-467 Kt) &amp; (-61 Kt) without China. </li> <li> LME-Cash averaged US$1,761/t - down by 14% YoY and physical premium prices remain under pressure. </li> <li> LME inventories below 1-million Metric Tonne (MT) [0.936 million MT in September] while Alumina Price remains relatively high - close to 17% of LME price. </li> </ul> <br /> <b>Q3 2019 Alba Highlights</b><ul> <li> Plus 11 million working-hours w/o LTI on 30 September 2019 [12.5 million working-hours on October 24] </li> <li> A double-digit growth for Alba Sales’ volume &amp; Production in Q3 2019: Sales’ volume reached 376,025 MT - up by 51% YoY while Production topped 385,396 MT - up by 53% YoY </li> <li> Achieved benefits of Titan – Phase IV are US$15 million </li> <li> Line 6 Expansion Project almost complete: </li> <ul> <li>Line 6 Smelter [overall progress &gt; 98%]; and</li> <li>Power Expansion Project [PS 5 &amp; PDS overall progress: 97% &amp; 99%]</li> </ul> </ul> <br /> <b>2019 Alba Priorities</b> <br /> <ul> <li>Continued Focus on ‘Think Safety First &amp; Always’ Initiative</li> <li>Deliver on Project Titan Phase IV [Projected Savings of US$ 40 Million by 2019-end]</li> <li>Focus on Future Upstream Opportunities</li> <li>Value Added Sales’ Product Qualification Associated with Line 6 commissioning into commercial operations</li> <li>Roll-out Alba’s New Vision, Mission and Values</li> <li>Preparation ongoing for Line 6 Inauguration on 24 November 2019</li> </ul> <br /> <font color="black"> Commenting on Alba’s Financial Performance for Q3 and Nine-Months of 2019, the Chairman of Alba’s Board of Directors, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa, said: <br /><br /> “Despite downbeat economic and market sentiments, we were able to lock-in positive profitability in Q3 thanks to the progressive ramp-up of Line 6. <br /><br /> We look positively into the future as we stand at the threshold of becoming the world’s largest aluminium smelter with Line 6 fully going on-stream soon.” <br /><br /> Alba’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Ali Al Baqali added: <br /><br /> “2019, no doubt, has been a difficult year for the aluminium market due to depressed LME prices and overall industry outlook. However, we aim to finish 2019 strong by achieving for the first-time a production of 1.35 million metric tonnes and exceeding 15 million working-hours without LTI – another first in Alba’s history.” <br /><br /> Alba's Management will be holding a Conference Call on Tuesday 29 October 2019 to discuss Alba's financial performance for the Third Quarter &amp; Nine-Months of 2019 as well as outline the Company's priorities for the remainder of this year. </font>​Alba Scoops Prestigious MEIRA Awards for 2019http://www.albasmelter.com/mc/News/Pages/2019/Alba-Scoops-Prestigious-MEIRA-Awards-for-2019.aspx<!<p><img alt="View Arabic Version" src="/mc/News/PublishingImages/pdficon.gif" /> <a href="/mc/News/PublishingImages/2019_all/191020.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="black">View Arabic version (PDF)</font> </a></p> <div style="text-align:justify">Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), on course to become the world’s largest aluminium smelter, is proud to be the recipient of the Leading Corporate for Investor Relations in Bahrain at the 11th Middle East Investor Relations Association (MEIRA) Awards’ Ceremony which was recently held in Dubai, UAE. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">The MEIRA Awards is a prestigious event in collaboration with Thomson Reuters Extel which recognises the efforts of regionally listed companies and Investor Relations (IR) professionals who play a critical role in advancing the IR landscape. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">Commenting on this occasion, Alba’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Baqali said: </div> <div style="text-align:justify">“We are pleased to have been recognised again by the 2019 MEIRA Annual Conference and Awards -- which is a vote of confidence from Alba’s various stakeholders amidst changes to market dynamics. </div> <div style="text-align:justify">We take pride in our approach with the transparent disclosure and two-way communication with investors and stakeholders. We also aim to raise the benchmark for excellence in Investor Relations in Bahrain and the region. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">The MEIRA Awards Ceremony recognised the achievements of winners in three-main categories including the best IR teams, Annual Reports and IR websites in the Middle East.</div>‘1 Team: 2-Way Communication’ Workshop by Alba’s Acting CEOhttp://www.albasmelter.com/mc/News/Pages/2019/1-Team-2-Way-Communication-Workshop.aspx<!<div>​​</div> <p><img alt="View Arabic Version" src="/mc/News/PublishingImages/pdficon.gif" /> <a href="/mc/News/PublishingImages/2019_all/191016.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="black">View Arabic version (PDF)</font></a></p> <div style="text-align:justify"> In preparation to Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba’s) transformation into the world’s largest smelter, the Acting Chief Executive Officer, Ali Al Baqali conducted the ‘1-Team: 2 Way Communication’ Workshop for the Executive and Management teams on 10 October 2019 at Alba Club. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> This Workshop, the first since Ali’s appointment as the Acting CEO in August 2019, focussed on the 2-way communication process. Commenting on this workshop, Alba’s ACEO Ali Al Baqali said: </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> “It is a momentous time for Alba as we just stand at the threshold of history to become the largest smelter in the world with the Line 6 Expansion Project. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> 2-way communication is key to connect amongst each other in order to achieve our common goals and transform challenges into opportunities. Such communication workshop allow for a 2-way channel between Alba’s different management layers to go above and beyond the Company’s targets.&quot; </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> In line with its principle of employee training and development, Alba will continue to hold workshops and presentations throughout the year.</div>Alba Holds Press Conference on ARABAL 2019http://www.albasmelter.com/mc/News/Pages/2019/Alba-Holds-Press-Conference-on-ARABAL-2019.aspx<!<div>​​</div> <p><img alt="View Arabic Version" src="/mc/News/PublishingImages/pdficon.gif" /> <a href="/mc/News/PublishingImages/2019_all/191015.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="black">View Arabic version (PDF)</font></a></p> <div> Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C (Alba) host of the 23rd Arab International Aluminium Conference (ARABAL 2019), that will be held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, held a Press Conference on Tuesday, 15 October 2019 at the Gulf Hotel, Kingdom of Bahrain to announce more details of ARABAL 2019. </div> <div> </div> <div> Led by Chairman of the Arabal Organising Committee Mohammed Al-Naki, the Press Conference was attended by the founding members: Mohammed Yahya, EGA (Arabal Vice Chairman); Khalifa Al-Mazrouei, EGA; Jameel Shakeel, Sohar Aluminium; Mahmoud Fawzy Sharaf, Egyptalum; Ghannam Al Ghannam, Maa’aden; and Abdulla Seyadee, Alba. Alba’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Baqali along with Alba’s Executive Management team were present at the Press Conference. </div> <div> </div> <div> On the occasion of the Press Conference, Alba’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa said: </div> <div> “ARABAL has become one of the much-thought events in the global aluminium industry with a major focus on the challenges and future opportunities that affect the business. Alba is proud to host ARABAL 2019 and we look forward to welcoming everyone in Bahrain – our industry peers, delegates and sponsors. We also thank the ARABAL Organising Committee and our partners for their constant support towards ARABAL.” </div> <div> </div> <div> Adding Further, the Acting Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Baqali stated: </div> <div> “ARABAL is one of the most unique events as it is a platform that attracts not only delegates but also exhibitors from all around the world. ARABAL, this year, coincides with Alba’s transformation into the world’s largest smelter with Line 6 Expansion Project.” </div> <div> </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> ARABAL 2019 is being held from 19 to 21 November 2019 at Gulf Hotel, Bahrain. ‘Shaping the Future of Aluminium in the Arab Region’ is the theme for ARABAL 2019 and will witness more than 35 renowned speakers, who will address substantial topics such as ‘Impact of current economic challenges on the aluminium industry’, ‘Environment, sustainability and recycling’ and ‘Bahrain post Line 6’. For more information on ARABAL 2019, please visit <a href="https://www.arabal.com/">www.arabal.com​​</a></div>Alba Posts Highest-Ever Quarterly Production & Sales’ Volumehttp://www.albasmelter.com/mc/News/Pages/2019/Alba-Posts-Highest-Ever-Quarterly-Production-Sales-Volume.aspx<!<p><img alt="View Arabic Version" src="/mc/News/PublishingImages/pdficon.gif" /> <a href="/mc/News/PublishingImages/2019_all/191013.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="black">View Arabic version (PDF)</font> </a></p> <div style="text-align:justify">On course to become the world’s largest aluminium smelter with Line 6, Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba’s) Acting CEO Ali Al Baqali commented on Q3 2019 operational performance: </div> <div style="text-align:justify">“With the double-digit growth in our Production and Sales’ Volume, we are set for a strong finish to 2019. This year is proving to be transformational for Alba as we will produce 1,350,000 mt for the first-time in history and deliver Line 6 into commercial operations.” </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">For the third quarter of 2019, Alba Sales’ volume reached 376,025 metric tonnes (mt), versus 248,970 mt for the same period in 2018, an increase of 51% Year-over-Year (YoY) while Production topped 385,396 mt, up by 53% YoY, versus 251,472 mt in Q3 2018. </div> <div style="text-align:justify">For the nine months of 2019, Alba reported Sales’ volume of 945,067 mt, up by 26%, compared to 750,202 mt for the same period in 2018, while Production rose by 26% YoY to finish at 963,830 mt for the nine months of 2019 versus 762,952 mt for the same period in 2018. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) will release its Third Quarter and Nine-Month 2019 Financial Results to the public on 27 October 2019 as well as upload the IR presentation on its Investor Relations section at www.albasmelter.com </div>Alba launches Master Training Plan for all its employeeshttp://www.albasmelter.com/mc/News/Pages/2019/Alba-launches-Master-Training-Plan-for-all-its-employees.aspx<!<div>​​​</div> <p><img alt="View Arabic Version" src="/mc/News/PublishingImages/pdficon.gif" /> <a href="/mc/News/PublishingImages/2019_all/191007.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="black">View Arabic version (PDF)</font></a></p> <div> Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), on course to become the world’s largest aluminium smelter, is proud to announce the launch of its Master Training Plan for its employees. Led by the Acting Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Baqali, this initiative aims to create a customised training plan that will meet the needs of every job and employee in the Company. </div> <div> </div> <div> Held on 06 October 2019, the Acting Chief Executive Officer said during the launch of this initiative: </div> <div> “We are not only in the business to make money but also in the people’s business and Alba future lies in investing in its people. </div> <div> The Master Training Plan - in line with the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030 - is one-of-a-kind opportunity for our employees, both management and non-management as it is tailored to bring us closer to fulfil our vision of being the world’s largest smelter.” </div> <div> </div> <div> The trainings will be delivered by Alba’s Training Faculty, specialists from departments as well as external vendors/consultants. These trainings will also be extended to Alba contractors, especially in the areas of Safety, Health and Environment. </div> <div> </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> Employee Training and Development has been one of the founding principles of Alba. With a Bahrainisation rate of more than 83%, Alba - through the Master Training Plan – will further emphasize its position as a leading employer of choice in Bahrain. It’s worth noting that Alba has completed 1.7 million hours on the training activities for Line 6 Expansion Project.​</div>Alba participates in Global HSE Conference & Exhibition 2019http://www.albasmelter.com/mc/News/Pages/2019/Alba-participates-in-Global-HSE-Conference-Exhibition-2019.aspx<!<p><img alt="View Arabic Version" src="/mc/News/PublishingImages/pdficon.gif" /> <a href="/mc/News/PublishingImages/2019_all/191001.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="black">View Arabic version (PDF)</font></a></p> <br />Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), one of Bahrain’s leading champions on Safety, was a key participant of the 7th edition of Global HSE Conference &amp; Exhibition 2019 being held from 30 September to 3 October 2019 at the Gulf Hotel, Bahrain. <br /><br /> Held under the “Efficiency, Resilience and Sustainability” theme, His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil for the Kingdom of Bahrain, inaugurated the Global HSE Conference &amp; Exhibition and was welcomed by Alba’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Baqali and the Director of Safety, Health &amp; Environment, Moh’d Khalil Saeed at the Alba stand in the Exhibition. Alba also received a token of appreciation for its support of this forum. <br /><br /> The Conference is hosting plenary discussions and workshops on a variety of subjects that are critical to HSE Management globally and regionally while the Exhibition is showcasing latest technologies and solutions from HSE manufacturers. <br /><br /> Commenting on this occasion, Ali Al Baqali said: <br /><br /> “Alba has come a long way in its Safety transformational journey. Today, we stand proud of our Safety culture. We have been able to ’Think Safety First and Always’ through the collective commitment of both - our employees and contractors. By endorsing this event, we are able to share our SHE systems and policies, which are aligned to some of the best international practices and standards.” <br /><br /> Alba’s Chief Operations Officer Abdulla Habib Ahmed Ali will be on the panel for “Operational Efficiency - How to Achieve it through HSE?” which will be held on Day 2 of the Conference.​