Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), the Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter, received a high-level delegation from the Russian Federation headed by HE Mr. Sergey Tsyb, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation on 21 February 2017.

The delegation included Mr Sergei Grishaev, Head of Development of Non-Ferrous Metallurgy, Mr Alexander Pankratov, Assistant to Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade and Anton Bazulev, Director of International Project of UC Rusal.

Alba’s Chief Operations Officer, Amin Sultan and Chief Marketing Officer Khalid A. Latif welcomed the Russian delegation. Also present were Alba’s Administration Director Waleed Tamimi, Manager Legal, Stephanus Grobler and Acting Manager Public Relations, Fatema Al-Mohri.

Commenting on the visit of the Russian delegation, Alba’s Chief Marketing Officer, Khalid A. Latif said:

“We express thanks to the Russian delegation for their visit during which we were able to demonstrate Alba’s pioneering role as the first smelter in the Middle East as well as its significant contribution towards supporting the national economy. We look forward to further strengthening business relations between Bahrain and Russia in the future.”

The delegation was given a tour of the smelter and shown the state-of-the art production facilities that have enabled Alba to maintain its status as one of the world’s leading aluminium smelters. The delegation was also briefed on Alba’s Line 6 Expansion Project and its growth trajectory.