Skip to content

Bechtel’s Impact Report

Bechtel Selected by Aluminium Bahrain for Major Project

  • 20 April 2016
    SANTIAGO, Chile
  • Engineering, Procurement & Construction, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Mining & Metals, Press Release

Line 6 Expansion project will increase Alba’s production capacity to 1,500,000 tonnes per annum upon project completion

Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement and construction, has been selected by Aluminium Bahrain, B.S.C. (Alba) as tne EPCM contractor for the sixth potline for their Alba aluminium smelter in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Upon completion, Alba will become the world’s largest single-site aluminium smelter.

Bechtel will be responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction management of the aluminum smelter’s sixth potline. Line 6, which is expected to begin production by early 2019, will increase Alba’s annual output by 540,000 tonnes, bringing total capacity to 1,500,000 tonnes. 

Bechtel has worked with Alba for more than 25 years, including previous work as EPCM contractor for the smelter’s Line 4 and 5 expansions.  

“We are pleased to be working with Alba again to add Line 6, which marks another world-class achievement for Bahrain, Alba and Bechtel,” said Shaun Kenny, president of Bechtel Mining & Metals global business unit. 

Bechtel’s global experience includes delivering 30 aluminum smelters around the world and other major projects in the mining and metals industry. 

Key Contact

About Bechtel

Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner to industry and government. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.  

Bechtel serves the Energy; Infrastructure; Manufacturing & Technology; Mining & Metals; and Nuclear, Security & Environmental markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.

RSS icon Add the Bechtel News Feed to my RSS reader.