Tim Murray

Mideast Aluminium Mavens Believe U.S. Duties on Imported Aluminium Will Do More Harm Than Good

Mideast Aluminium Mavens Believe U.S. Duties on Imported Aluminium Will Do More Harm Than Good

Though the Section 232 investigation into aluminium imports launched by the United States government is largely aimed at producers in and of the People’s Republic of China, Mideastern producers believe that any duties imposed as a result will do naught but harm...


Despite Line 5 Damage, Alba Turns In Strong Second Quarter and First Half Numbers

Boosted in part by a rebound in aluminium prices, Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) posted better financial numbers for the just-ended quarter and half. Alba turned in total sales of US$476.9 million in the second quarter, up year-on-year from last year’s Q2 total of 441 million. Net income for the quarter came to US$47.1 million, up […]

Alba Reopens Damaged Aluminium Reduction Line 5

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. announced yesterday that repair operations to its Reduction Line 5 have been successfully completed. The line suffered damage on April 5 when a power station supplying energy to the line failed. As a result, Line 5 was without power for around three hours. Though production was halted and the line sustained damage, […]

Aluminium Bahrain Appoints New Director of Casthouse

Mideast aluminium smelter Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. announced the appointment of Abdul Rasool Ahmed Abdul Rasool to the position of Director of Casthouse. An Alba veteran of over three decades, Rasool joined the company in 1985 as an Operator. He was promoted to Supervisor after a dozen years of experience in the casthouse, then was promoted […]

Alba Posts Gains Across the Board in 2017’s First Quarter

Aluminium Bahrain recently released financial results for the first quarter, boasting significant to exceptional gains in several major categories. Alba reported a sales volume of 242,932 metric tons, up 4.9% year-on-year. Total sales for the quarter came in at US$506 million, a 22% increase year-on-year from last year’s Q1 total of US$416 million. Net income […]

Jump in Sales and Production During Q1 for Aluminium Bahrain

Middle Eastern aluminium producer Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. announced last week a significant uptick in sales and production over the course of the first three months of this year. For the year through March the firm sold 242,932 metric tons of aluminium, good for a 4.9% increase year-on-year over last year’s first-quarter sales volume of 231,538 […]