Alba, Saudi group discuss safety standards
Manama, November 13, 2012
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) recently hosted a delegation from Saudi Iron and Steel Company (Hadeed), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saudi Basic Industries Limited (Sabic), and held key discussions on promoting safety standards across the organisation.
The Saudi team's visit comes as part of Alba's commitment to strengthen ties with regional companies and bolster areas of co-operation.
Alba’s chief executive Tim Murray welcomed the Hadeed delegation led by the chairman and Alba’s Board member Abdulaziz Sulaiman Al-Humaid as well as the president Hasan Al-Gannam.
The Hadeed delegation gave a presentation on steps taken by both Hadeed and Sabic in promoting safety standards across the organisation, in inculcating safe behaviour amongst employees, and in ensuring safety targets are consistently achieved.
It was attended by Alba chief operations officer, Isa Al Ansari, Chief Marketing Officer, Jean Baptiste Lucas, Chief Support Functions Officer, Bassem Al Sharqi, Acting Chief Finance & Supply Officer, Ali Al Baqali besides managers from different departments.
Commenting on the visit, Murray said, "Alba and Sabic have a long and fruitful association not only because they own a stake in Alba but also because this partnership exemplifies a tangible demonstration of the close ties between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia."
"Hadeed, a subsidiary of Sabic, has done immense work in promoting safety and it was a privilege to learn of their experience and also share with them the processes in use at Alba," he added.
A film on safety was also shown during the presentation. This film was shot at the Alba plant by Hadeed employees and produced in co-operation with Alba’s health, safety and environment department.
The Hadeed delegation was later taken on a tour of the Alba plant and was briefed on the aluminium production process as well as on the positive impact Alba has made on the economic, industrial and community life in Bahrain.-TradeArabia News Service