Alba achieves record production
Manama, January 5, 2014
* Output tops 900,000 tonnes for the first time in firm's history
* High safety performance praised
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), one of the world’s leading smelters, achieved a production record of 912,700 metric tonnes in 2013, a leap of 22,483 tonnes from the 890,217 tonnes produced in 2012.
A ceremony to mark this milestone was held at the HRH Princess Sabeeka Oasis on Sunday (January 5). It was attended by Alba’s chief executive Tim Murray, chief operations officer Isa Al Ansari, chief financial officer Ali Al Baqali, chief marketing officer Jean Baptiste Lucas, members of Alba’s Labour Union as well as management staff and company employees.
Tim Murray said: “Alba was able to exceed 900,000 metric tonnes per annum (mtpa) for the first time in its 40-year history, which is the result of the dedication of its hard working and loyal employees. We feel this increase in productivity is directly linked to the improvement in safety performance.
“As we look into 2014, we expect to go even higher in terms of operational improvements and plant reliability,” he said. – TradeArabia News Service