Alba chairman Shaikh Daij chairing the third quarterly board of directors meeting

Alba chairman Shaikh Daij chairing the third quarterly board of directors meeting

Alba Line 6 `a turning point for Bahrain’

October 2018

Aluminium Bahrain’s  (Alba) Line 6 Expansion Project is a turning point for Bahrain and the aluminium industry in the region, Alba chairman Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa said.

“We now look forward to the next phase of the project, which will make the company the world’s largest site aluminium smelter,” Shaikh Daij said in a statement.

He made the remarks during the third quarterly board of directors meeting for this year held late last month at Alba.

Shaikh Daij continued: “We are pleased to have safely progressed our roadmap for future growth as we aim to pour Line 6 first hot metal by January 1.”

During the meeting, the board approved the minutes of the previous meeting, which was held on May 9, it said and also reviewed reports of the executive committee, board audit committee and nomination and remuneration committee.

Updates were also given on safety, financial performance to-date, Line 6 Expansion Project overall progress, Project Titan – Phase III as well as insights on the overall market conditions: London Metal Exchange (LME) and alumina prices.

In addition to the Shaikh Daij, the Alba board of directors includes six directors appointed by Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company. These are: Yousif Abdulla Taqi, Osama Mohammed Al Arrayedh, Yaser E Humaidan, Dr Mohamed Kameshki and Suha Karzoon as well as two directors appointed by Sabic Industrial Investments Co (SIIC) are Ahmed Mohammad A Al Jabr and Ali Al Shamrani; and two elected directors, Uwaidh Al Harethi and Mutlaq Al-Morished. 



Earlier, the company held a one-day workshop titled ‘Extreme Ownership’ in preparation for its Line 6 expansion project’s safe start-up and delivery of first hot metal on January 1.

The workshop was based on the best-selling book written by ex-US Navy seals Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, said a statement from the company.

The workshop was tailored for Alba Line 6 start-up, Bechtel, GE-GAMA and Siemens teams, and was delivered by Alba’s chief executive officer Tim Murray on September 22, at the Alba Club, it said.

Alba’s executives and directors also attended this workshop, it added.

Murray said: “The Extreme Ownership workshop represents another step in the evolution of our company becoming the largest smelter in the world.

“By creating our own in-house designed workshops, we achieve maximum buy-in as we prepare for Line 6 Safe Start-up on January 1,” he said.

The ‘Extreme Ownership’ workshops will also be presented to the executive management and employees across various departments in line with preparing them for the Safe Start-Up of Alba’s Line 6 Expansion Project, it said.

As Alba begins the countdown of Line 6 start-up, the company’s CEO has been frequently meeting the teams of Line 6 owners, start-ups, EPCM and EPC contractors and motivating them by distributing orange tee shirts, which are symbolic of strength and endurance, to emphasise the rise of a new future for Alba with the start-up of Line 6, it stated.



Meanwhile, Alba, one of the leading employers in Bahrain, has won the coveted 2018 Brandon Hall Human Capital Management Excellence Silver Award in the category “Best Advance in Competencies and Skills Development”.

Alba was recognised for its remarkable work and advancement in employees’ competencies and skills development through engagement, evaluation, gap analysis and training, said a company statement.

Alba, a leading aluminium smelter globally, is well-known in the region for its employee training and development programmes that are specifically designed to provide nationals with meaningful careers and opportunities to grow within the company, it said.

Murray said: “We believe that nothing is more valuable than education and our success is closely linked to the success of our people. From the very beginning, Alba has invested in the education and training of its human assets to yield the best results. We are pleased to win this prestigious award, which underscores our philosophy of providing opportunities of continuous learning and development for our employees to be effective leaders tomorrow.”

Alba will be felicitated along with other award winners during the Human Capital Management Excellence Conference 2019 from January 22 to 25, 2019 in Florida, US.

Florida-based Brandon Hall’s Excellence Awards recognise the best organisations that have successfully deployed programmes, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results for the company.

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