Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), one of the world’s largest Aluminium smelters, had a virtual meeting with Bechtel’s officials to discuss various topics of mutual interest on Monday 05 December 2022. During the virtual meeting, Alba has awarded International Bechtel Co. Ltd. (Bechtel) to conduct Line 7 Project’s Feasibility Study.
The virtual meeting was attended by Alba’s Chairman of the Board Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa, Alba’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Ali Al Baqali, Bechtel’s Chief Operations Officer Mr. Craig Albert and Bechtel’s Mining & Metals President Ms. Ailie MacAdam.
Commenting on this occasion, Alba’s Chairman Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa stated:
“We are delighted of the partnership we have developed with Bechtel throughout the years, which has translated into awarding them Line 7 Project’s Feasibility Study.
This proposed project underlines our ambition to grow organically and will further cement our position as one of the largest environment-friendly smelters in the world.”
Adding further, Bechtel’s Mining & Metals President Ms. Ailie MacAdam said:
“We are excited to continue to support Alba on developing new Aluminium capacity in Bahrain. It is a great honour to continue our 30-year relationship with Alba, innovating Aluminium production and providing jobs and training opportunities.”
Expected to be completed in about 9 months by September 2023, the Feasibility Study will provide a comprehensive evaluation of all factors to determine the viability of the Line 7 Project. It’s estimated that Line 7 Project will have a similar production capacity as Line 6 Expansion Project – within the range of 540,000 metric tonnes per annum.