Ali Al Baqali

Ali Al Baqali

Alba selects EtaPRO to boost its power stations

01 May 2022

As part of its efforts to accelerate digital transformation, Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the world’s largest Aluminium smelter ex-China, has selected EtaPRO to improve the thermal performance of its power stations.

The EtaPRO system will provide a plant performance digital dashboard and measure plant degradation by using digital Industry 4.0 and artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance Alba’s asset reliability.

Richard DesJardins

Richard DesJardins

Speaking on this occasion, Alba’s Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Baqali said: “We believe that digital transformation is a discipline rather than a project. As part of our Industry 4.0 revolution, we identified the need to have an online Performance Management System (PMS), based on an industry-leading digital solution utilising Artificial Intelligence (AI), which would provide us with the flexibility to host the PMS in the cloud.” 



“We are excited to partner with EtaPRO as we carve our way to meet our company’s objectives in terms of efficiency and optimisation.”

EtaPRO Chief Operating Officer Richard DesJardins added: “Digital Transformation, coupled with process knowledge, enables organisations to innovate new ways to manage and transform their business.  As a market leader in Asset Performance and Condition Monitoring technology with three decades of global experience, EtaPRO is pleased to support Alba and Bahrain in reaching their ambitious Industry 4.0 goals.”

Meanwhile, Alba has won the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Medal Award for the ninth consecutive year for being outstanding in health and safety in 2021.

Al Baqali stated: “Alba’s strong safety culture has been nurtured over 50+ years of dedication, and by empowering our employees and contractors’ personnel at every level of the organisation.

“Capitalising on our motto ‘Safety First, Safety Always, Safety At All Times’, has led us to achieve to-date more than 24 million safe working hours.

“And going into the 10th year in a row, we aspire to raise the bar to land the RoSPA’s President Award which is presented to organisations that have achieved 10-14 consecutive Gold Awards.” 


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