Alba inching towards its ESG goals with new SPL plant ops

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the world’s largest aluminium smelter ex-China, is getting closer to realise the full potential of its ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) goals,  especially when it comes to waste management, with the Spent Pot Lining (SPL) Treatment Plant in full operational swing to produce HiCal, said a top official.


A first-of-its kind in the region, the SPL plant has been built over 26,000 sq m with an annual capacity to treat 30,000 to 35,000 tonnes. 


Alba has relied on the Australian-based Regain as the technology provider for this facility. 

Now that SPL Treatment Plant is in operations, Alba will ensure to fully destruct the hazardous waste present in SPL, generated from smelting operations, following which the final product could be used in the construction and cement industries. 


"This project represents a tangible and a real progress, not only in addressing our commitment as well as stakeholders’ interests to reduce and recycle waste but also in transforming SPL into a value-added product and creating sustainable value in a circular economy," stated Alba Chairman Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa. 


"Our ESG roadmap, to be published in February 2022, will further address Alba’s needs and must-do-initiatives in its pursuit to embrace our nation’s Environmental & Carbon reduction’s objectives under the leadership of HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister to reach net zero by 2060," he added.-TradeArabia News Service





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