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Despite Ban’s Lapse, Permits For Bauxite Mining In Pahang Unavailable Until Certain Conditions Are Met

Despite Ban’s Lapse, Permits For Bauxite Mining In Pahang Unavailable Until Certain Conditions Are Met

Though the moratorium on bauxite mining in Pahang is set to expire at the end of the month, government authorities again declared that permits are not likely soon to be issued. In comments to domestic media on Wednesday, Water, Land and Natural...

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Alba’s Line 6 Aluminium Potline Reaches 50 Percent Capacity

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. announced over the weekend another milestone in its Line 6 Expansion Project with the handover of over 14 dozen new pots, allowing the firm to begin commissioning over half the line’s new capacity. “We are pleased to announce that Potline 6 is now in full ramp-up mode with the handover of the […]

Kuantan PM Fuziah Pumps Brakes On Resumption Of Bauxite Mining In Pahang

An announcement to the contrary last month notwithstanding, it appears that legal bauxite mining will not return to Pahang at month’s end. Such was the sentiment expressed by Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh late last week. Per Fuziah’s office, the new delay is the product of a lack of clarity on bauxite mining standard operating procedures […]

Alba Joins Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. became the newest member of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative last week, entering the body as a Production and Transformation member. Alba joins the ASI as its 81st member after achieving full compliance with the most recent ISO certification, implementation of International Finance Corporation protocols, its substantial reported track record of safety and […]

Malaysian Mines Ministry To Hold Public Hearings On New Bauxite Regulations

In an effort at easing the transition to bauxite production, Malaysia’s Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry announced on Saturday that it will conduct hearings to discuss the new set of standard operating procedures (SOPs) by which bauxite miners will be expected to abide upon resumption of production at the end of next month. Per […]