Alba Line 6 project in Bahrain
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Alba Line 6 project in Bahrain

June 2017

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter, said that construction has started on site on its landmark Line 6 Expansion Project following the completion of the FEED (front-end engineering design) study. The expansion project covers an area of approximately 60 hectares. As the required earthwork cut-and-fill volume is about 1.8 million cu m, the ‘surface mining’ technique was chosen as the preferred method to remove earthwork materials in order to meet the schedule and cost requirements of this project. The contracts for removal of bulk material for the sixth Potline have been awarded to local Bahraini contractors who are now working in conjunction with the surface miners. As of the first week of June, approximately 40 per cent of the material to be excavated from the potline has been removed. Earthworks at the Line 6 Expansion Project is expected to be complete by the end of September.   Strong of its 10 years' experience in Aluminium projects worldwide (UAE, Saudi Arabia, India, Mozambique...), MPH is all-set to start work on this landmark project. First consultants are expected to be mobilized in July 2017.   With: TradeArabia News Service Bahrain Pjt