Line 6 Expansion Project

Alba Concludes Yearly Town Hall Meetings in Manama

Alba Concludes Yearly Town Hall Meetings in Manama

Aluminium Bahrain wrapped up two weeks of town hall meetings in Manama Sunday. The meetings involved almost ninety percent of the company’s workforce in discussions between the firm’s management and its workforce. Beginning on January 15th, the meetings were held in nine...


Alba Increases Line 6 Loan Amount to US$1.5 Billion

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) announced on Thursday that it has garnered commitments in the amount of US$1.5 billion for the commercial loan facility needed to complete the firm’s Line 6 project. Alba is planning to become the owner of the world’s largest aluminium smelting complex, with Line 6 boosting the firm’s capacity from 540,000 metric […]

Alba Selects GE and GAMA Consortium for Line 6 Power Station EPC Contractor

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) has named GE and GAMA Consortium the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) for the former’s planned Power Station 5, the power station responsible for powering the planned Line 6. Alba made the announcement on Monday. According to the terms of the contract, GE and GAMA Consortium will design, engineer, procure, construct, […]

Alba to Seek More than Original Loan Amount of US$750 MM for Line 6

The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) is planning to increase the loan amount it seeks from its financial backers for the firm’s Line 6 project. According to its CEO, strong support from banks has prompted it to ask for more than the original US$750 million contemplated at the outset. Upon the completion of the […]

Alba Cuts US$500 MM from Line 6 Budget

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) announced last weekend that it has been forced to cut US$500 million out of the CAPEX associated with its Line 6 project. The Bahrain-based smelter laid the blame at the feet of the late drop in global crude oil prices. Alba’s initial Bankable Feasibility Study called for a CAPEX of US$3.5 […]

Bahrain’s Alba Names Bechtel Contractor for Line 6 Project

The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) recently named US construction company International Bechtel Co. Ltd. (Bechtel) the firm’s Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management (EPCM) contractor for its Line 6 Expansion Project. The Line 6 project will make Alba’s plant the world’s largest aluminium smelter, boosting the plant’s output by 540,000 metric tons per […]