Alba held its third quarterly Board of Directors meeting for this year

Alba held its third quarterly Board of Directors meeting for this year

Alba to set up first spent pot lining plant

October 2019

Aluminium Bahrain, soon to be the world’s largest aluminium smelter with Line 6 expansion, has announced the establishment of the first-of-its-kind spent pot lining (SPL) treatment plant in the GCC.

A result of the co-operative efforts between Alba and Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Environment (SCE), the SPL treatment plant is in line with Bahrain’s National Waste Management Strategy led by Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa, personal representative of His Majesty King of Bahrain and President of the Supreme Council for Environment.


With the establishment of this plant, Alba will be developing a value-creating and sustainable solution for the treatment of SPL with zero-waste. The new plant will have a capacity to treat 30,000 tonnes to 35,000 tonnes of SPL a year, which after being processed, can be used in other industries.

Commenting on this initiative, Alba’s acting chief executive officer Ali Al Baqali said: “Through establishing SPL treatment plant, we get closer to meet our company-wide goals in key corporate responsibility areas – in line with Bahrain Economic Vision 2030. We also look forward to progress this project and have it operational by first quarter of 2021.”

Dr Mohamed Bin Daina, chief executive of the Supreme Council for Environment, Bahrain, said: “As one of the pillars of the economy, Alba has been at the forefront of environmental changes in the Kingdom of Bahrain. We are pleased that Alba will lead this transformation in the region with the establishment of the SPL Treatment plant, which will have environmental as well as economic benefits for Bahrain.”



Giving an update on its Line 6 expansion project, Alba chairman Shaikh Daij bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa said it is gearing up to become the world’s largest aluminium smelter as Line 6 nears completion.

Dr Daina: Alba is at the forefront

Dr Daina: Alba is at the forefront

In the statement, issued during Alba’s third quarterly board of directors meeting for this year at Alba, Shaikh Daij stated: “I congratulate all Alba employees and contractors as we have made history by achieving an outstanding safety milestone of more than 11 million working-hours without lost time injury (LTI). This safety score endorses our overarching objective of ‘Think Safety First and Always’.”

Meanwhile, the company has been successfully certified to the ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System standard. The ISO 27001 is an international standard that sets out the requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS).

In order to achieve this certification, a company must demonstrate that it has a systematic and ongoing approach to managing security risks to the company’s information systems.

Alba’s acting chief executive officer Ali Al Baqali said: “As we progress to become the world’s largest aluminium smelter, we want to assure our stakeholders – shareholders, clients, and suppliers – that we are fully committed to the security of our systems and information.”

“This highly recognised certification confirms that our internal processes and security controls are well-aligned with industry best practices, and we are continuously strengthening our resilience against growing cyber security threats,” he added.

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