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Alba gets go-ahead for new plant

August 2015

Construction work on a sixth potline at Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has been given the go-ahead.

A major bulk of the $2.5 billion will be allotted to build the smelter and the remaining $1 billion will be pumped in to build the fifth Alba energy plant.

Work on the 1.4-km smelter in Bahrain is expected to start in the first half of next year and become operational by late 2018. The mega project will boost Alba’s annual production by an additional 514,000 tonnes per year.

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