Bahrain’s Alba sets new record with its 1st ever achieved safety performance

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Aluminum Bahrain (Alba), the world’s largest aluminum smelter ex-China, has set new records in Safety as it surpassed 25 million Safe working hours without Lost Time Injury (LTI) for the first time in the history of its commercial operations.

This milestone came alongside exceeding 25 million metric tons (MT) in overall production since the Company began its operations in 1971.

The Safety and Production are mutually inclusive, and these numbers reflect the strong Safety culture behind the productivity performance. All our endeavors, Safety Campaigns, Hours, Visits, Lectures, etc., embody our belief that Safety comes first, no matter what.

Ali Al Baqali,
Ali Al Baqali,
CEO – Alba

“Alba is the author of its own destiny. Achieving 25 million-milestone, in both Safety and Production, allowed us to sign up in history books for our Golden Jubilee of Operations. I thank our people, employees and contractors’ personnel, for going above and beyond to deliver first-class results amidst the COVID-19 crisis.”

Recently, Alba became the first Bahraini company to have successfully achieved sustainability-linked refinancing for its $1.247 billion Syndicated Loan Facility in connection with the Line 6 Expansion Project.

The Company has also rolled out Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Roadmap to underline the Company’s strong commitment to Bahrain’s objective of ‘Net Zero Emissions by 2060’ under the leadership of HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Bahrain as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Starting as a 120,000 tons per annum smelter in 1971, Alba, today, is rising with a production of more than 1.561 million metric tons per annum, as of 2021. Its diverse product portfolio of Standard and Value-Added Products (VAP)s are exported to more than 240 global customers through its sales offices in Europe, Asia and subsidiary office in the U.S.

Related: Bahrain’s Alba refinances its existing syndicated loan of $1.247bn