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Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), on course to become the largest aluminium smelter in the world, announced that it has successfully started additional 106 pots in Line 6 bringing by that 212 pots into life which is equivalent to 50% of Line 6 capacity on Thursday 18 April 2019.
Alba’s Chairman of the Board of Directors Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa attended the ceremony to mark this milestone, which was held on Tuesday 30 April, in the presence of Alba CEO Mr. Tim Murray, Alba Executive Management Team, Line 6 Start-up Team along with senior Bechtel officials.
Commenting on this occasion, the Chairman of Alba’s Board of Directors, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa, said:
“We are excited to have progressed the ramp-up of Line 6 pots ahead of plan by 12 days. With 50% of Line 6 operational, we look forward to advance the safe commissioning of the remaining 212 pots on schedule and to move closer to full production by Q3 2019.
Alba Potline 6 was commissioned on 13 December 2018, ahead of schedule, with the delivery of the First Hot Metal. Since then, there has been a gradual ramp-up of Potline 6 with the successful start of 106 pots achieved on 26 March 2019.
Alba is now looking at the full completion of Line 6 by early Q3 2019.