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Alba’s $3.5b expansion OK

Construction is expected to start in 2016 and production to begin in 2019.



Published: Fri 12 Jun 2015, 1:15 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:47 PM

Aluminium Bahrain, or Alba, has won government approval for a larger than originally planned $3.5 billion expansion that will boost its output by more than 50 per cent.

The Line 6 expansion project is expected to boost Alba’s annual output by 514,000 tonnes to 1.45 million tonnes a year, the company said on Wednesday. Construction is expected to start in 2016 and production to begin in 2019.


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