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Alba scoops top Awards by the National Safety Council, USA

23 January 2017

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), the Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter, was the proud winner of the 2017 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award and the 2017 Significant Improvement Award by the National Safety Council (NSC) – USA. These wins endorse the Company’s long-standing commitment to Safety as well as its efforts in creating a safe working environment for its employees and contractors alike.

The NSC Occupational Excellence Achievement Award is granted to organisations that meet strict criterions based on the results in their safety performance in accordance with the OSHA requirements in the USA.

Commenting on winning this accolade, the Chief Executive Officer Tim Murray, said:

“Alba’s track record for promoting good health and Safety at the workplace has been truly phenomenal. We are proud to have cultivated a culture of Safety today for a better tomorrow where our employees are taking ownership of their behaviors.

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Winning the 2017 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award and the 2017 Significant Improvement Award by NSC is rewarding as it recognizes our efforts in our journey towards Safety Excellence, which in turn will boost employee productivity as well as the Company’s performance.”

Alba is reputed to be a champion of workplace safety and health; it has numerous awards for its efforts towards maintaining a safe and healthy work environment — 2016 Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA); Green World Award 2016 for Environmental Best Practice; 2015 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award by National Safety Council – USA; 2015 International Safety Award by British Safety Council; and Gulf Aluminium Council’s 2014 Health & Safety Award under the Smelters Category.

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About Alba:
Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) – one of the largest and modern aluminium smelters in the world – is renowned for its premium grade aluminium products, technological strength and innovative policies, strict environmental guidelines and high track record for safety. Established in 1971 as a 120,000 tonnes per annum smelter, Alba today produces more than 971,000 metric tonnes per annum of the highest grade aluminium, with products including standard and T-ingots, extrusion billets, rolling slab, properzi ingots, and molten aluminium.

Alba is listed on both the Bahrain Bourse and London Stock Exchange, and the Company’s shareholders are Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (69.38%), SABIC Industrial Investment Company (20.62%) and the General Public (10%).

About Line 6 Expansion Project:
Alba’s Line 6 Expansion Project is one of the largest brownfield developments in the region. Expected to begin production by early 2019, this Project will boost the smelter’s per-annum production by 540,000 metric tonnes, bringing its total production capacity to around 1.5 million metric tonnes per year.

With a CAPEX of approximately US$ 3 billion, the Line 6 Expansion Project involves the construction of a sixth pot line utilising EGA’s proprietary DX+ Ultra Technology, a 1,792 MW power station and other industrial services.

Bechtel is the EPCM contractor for the Line 6 Expansion Project smelter. For Power Station 5 (PS 5), GE and GAMA Consortium was awarded the EPC contract, while Siemens is the Power Distribution System contractor.  J.P. Morgan, Gulf International Bank (GIB) and National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) are the Financial Advisors for this Project.

The Bankable Feasibility Study was completed by Bechtel in December 2014. In June 2015, Alba Board approved the Line 6 Expansion Project and in November 2015, Alba secured the natural gas supply for this Project.

The Line 6 Expansion Project will make Alba the world’s largest single-site aluminium smelter and be a significant economic boost for the Kingdom of Bahrain due to the many co-investment opportunities through local and foreign aluminium investments.

For further details, please contact:
Shreedevi Menon
Public Relations Officer
Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba)
Tel:         (973) 1783 7357 
Fax:       (973) 1791 1105
E-mail:   [email protected]
Website: www.albasmelter.com.bh

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