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Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba)

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba)

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) - one of the largest and modern aluminium smelters in the world - is renowned for its premium grade aluminium products, technological strength and innovative policies, strict environmental guidelines and high track record for safety. Established in 1971 as a 120,000 tonnes per annum smelter, Alba today produces more than 981,000 metric tonnes per annum of the highest grade aluminium, with products including standard and T-ingots, extrusion billets, rolling slab, properzi ingots, and molten aluminium. 

Alba is listed on both the Bahrain Bourse and London Stock Exchange, and the Company’s shareholders are Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (69.38%), SABIC Industrial Investment Company (20.62%) and the General Public (10%).

Alba’s Line 6 Expansion Project is one of the largest brownfield developments in the region. Expected to begin production by January 1st 2019, this Project will boost the smelter’s per-annum production by 540,000 metric tonnes, bringing its total production capacity to 1.5 million metric tonnes per year. 
With a CAPEX of approximately US$ 3 billion, the Line 6 Expansion Project involves the construction of a sixth pot line utilising EGA’s proprietary DX+ Ultra Technology, a 1,792 MW Power Station (Power Station 5) and other industrial services. 

Silver Sponsors

London Metal Exchange

London Metal Exchange

The London Metal Exchange is the world centre for industrial metals trading. Most of the world’s global non-ferrous futures business is conducted on the LME’s three trading platforms totalling $10.3 trillion, 157 million lots and 3.5 billion tonnes in 2016.

Participants can transfer or take on price risk against aluminium, copper, nickel, tin, zinc, lead, molybdenum, cobalt, three ferrous, four regional aluminium premium, two regional aluminium alloy contracts and in 2017, gold and silver.

In December 2016, approximately 3.6 million tonnes of material were held on LME warrant in more than 600 storage facilities in 14 countries across 34 locations globally. 

The LME is a member of HKEx Group.



South Aluminum Corporation (Salco) is a joint-stock company incorporated in 2003 to promote development of the aluminium industry in Iran.  Establishment of Salco is part of the country strategy to leverage its massive natural gas reserve to develop energy-intensive industry supporting the county economic diversification and creating employment opportunities for its human capital.

With an initial amperage at 430 kA and capacity of 300,000 tonne per annum, Salco under-construction smelter will be completed with additional phases to reach above 1 million tonnes primary aluminium production and development of an alumina refinery along with several downstream transformation facilities.  Additionally, Salco operation will be supported by a dedicated gas fired power plant and a deep-water port located on the Persian Gulf.