Alba’s Line 6 Smelter Achieves First Sealed Cathode

233

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), the Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter, announced that its Line 6 Smelter, of the iconic Expansion Project, achieved a significant milestone – the First Cathode Sealing Operation – on Wednesday January 31, 2018.

The first cathode is an integral part of the pot lining activities for the new Line 6 pots based on the Dubal DX Ultra Technology that is being employed at the Line 6 Smelter.

Commenting on this achievement, Alba’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim Murray, said:

“We are very much pleased with the overall progress we have made on Line 6 Smelter. The focused-approach adopted by our team has yielded nicely on the progress of Engineering (79%), Procurement (83%), Contracts (97%) and Construction (17%) simultaneously.

We look forward to the on-schedule completion of Line 6 Expansion Project and have everything checked to be ready for commercial operations.