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Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), soon to be the largest aluminium smelter in the world, announced that it has successfully started 106 pots in Line 6 on Tuesday 26 March 2019. Line 6 comprises 424 pots which leaves 318 pots left to start-up in the coming months.
Speaking on this occasion, the Chairman of Alba’s Board of Directors, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa, said:
“We are pleased to have safely started 106 pots which equates to 25% of Line 6 capacity. Our next milestone is to reach 50% by the end of April and we expect full completion of Line 6 in early Q3 2019.
I would like to thank all of our employees and contractors for taking Extreme Ownership on Safety during the Line 6 start-up.”
Alba had announced in February 2019 the successful testing and operation of 40 pots at Line 6 Smelter.