Industry: Construction & Industry
Company: Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C.
Alba is one of the world’s leading aluminium smelters, renowned for its technical strength and innovative practices, and considered a cornerstone of Bahrain’s industrial sector.
At the helm is Ahmed Al Noaimi, who has been particularly vociferous in his assertion that large companies should embrace their corporate social responsibilities. He has firmly supported the nationalisation of the workforce, and as a result Alba is a major contributor to the social, industrial and economic development of the kingdom, employing over 3,000 people, of whom around 90 percent are Bahrainis.
Alba today produces more than 870,000 metric tonnes per annum (MTPA) of the highest grade aluminium. Around 45 percent of output is supplied to Bahrain’s downstream aluminium industry, with the rest exported to regional and international customers in the Middle East, Europe, Far East, South East Asia, Africa, and North America.
The Alba plant comprises five reduction lines, three cast houses, a dedicated carbon plant, a 600,000 (MTPA) coke calcining plant, a water desalination plant, 11 fume treatment plants, a marine terminal, and a 2,200 MW power plant, consisting of four power stations. The plant also features a 10 hectare ‘green oasis’, with more than 4,000 trees and shrubs, a fruit and vegetable garden, and an artificial lake.