Alba team at the launch of Casthouse 4

Alba team at the launch of Casthouse 4

Alba makes history with biggest furnace

January 2019

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter, has started operations of Casthouse 4, the biggest furnace in its history, with the First Cold Charge of Furnace 3.

Alba chairman Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa witnessed the First Cold Charge at Casthouse 4, in the presence of deputy CEO Ali Al Baqali and members of the executive management team, as well as Bechtel representatives and other major contractors.

“We are pleased with this milestone, which is another turning point in Alba’s journey towards becoming the largest smelter in the world,” Shaikh Daij said.

Casthouse 4 is part of Alba’s ambitious Line 6 Expansion Project, from which the smelter expects to produce an additional 530,000 tonnes of aluminum a year. The First Cold Charge of Furnace 3 is a significant part of the process of commissioning Casthouse 4, which is set to produce soon.

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