ALBA Board of directors Chairman Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa, revealed that Line 6 Expansion Project will make Alba the world’s largest aluminium smelter and upon completion the Expansion Project will boost Alba’s per-annum production by 540,000 metric tonnes, bringing Alba’s total production capacity to 1.5 million metric tonnes per year, which will increase the contribution of the aluminum industry in the Kingdom's annual GDP from about 12% to 15%.
He added that the company exports aluminum, as well as supplying existing local manufacturing industries, by 40 to 60%, pointing out that with the establishment of new manufacturing industries in Bahrain, quantities of aluminum are available to supply these companies, in addition to the availability of quantities for companies wishing to expand.
He pointed out that Alba has become the world's largest single-site smelter with a production capacity of 1.54 million metric tons.
He added that the competition in the world today makes us more keen on applying the highest international standards and obtaining the most important international certifications. In this regard, Alba has been able to join the “Aluminum Stewardship Initiative”- one of the most important sustainability initiatives- at the level of the global aluminum industry.