Alba successfully completes hiring for Line 6 Expansion Project

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Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), the Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter, announced that it has successfully completed the hiring process for its Line 6 Expansion Project.

In line with the Kingdom’s 2030 Economic Vision, the Line 6 Expansion Project has created around 500 permanent direct jobs in Alba and will boost the downstream cluster by creating indirectly a few thousand job opportunities.

Alba is proud to state that the new recruits have started to join the Company and the last batch is expected to join in June 2018.

Alba’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Baqali said:

“We are pleased to have successfully completed the hiring process for Line 6 Expansion Project, which will accelerate the various works associated with the pouring of the First Hot Metal on January 01, 2019.

Through this landmark Project, we have had the opportunity to further our commitment by bringing jobs to the people of Bahrain. As we progress with the construction of the Project, we are proactively training the new hires to get ready to carry-out respective responsibilities in Line 6 smelter and PS 5 facilities. By training our human capital, we are confident of turning challenges into opportunities and are strongly positioned to transform Line 6 Expansion Project from a blueprint into a bursting operation.”

One of the biggest brownfield expansions in the Region, the Line 6 Expansion Project bring Alba’s total production capacity to 1.5 million metric tonnes per year making it the world’s largest single-site aluminium smelter.