Alba wins GCC Industrial Project of the Year Award

MANAMA: Alba’s line 6 expansion project has been named the ‘GCC industrial project of the year’ in the 2020 edition of the MEED Projects Awards.

Following a rigorous judging process based on a range of criteria, the project was also elected the national winner for both ‘Industrial project of the year’ and ‘Mega project of the year’.

The MEED awards recognise the best projects in the GCC across various sectors and promotes best practices in project delivery and operations, as well as innovation and sustainability.

Alba chairman Shaikh Daij bin Salman Al Khalifa said: “We are pleased that Alba line 6 expansion project has been the recipient of MEED Industrial Project of 2020 at the GCC level – this truly recognises Alba’s strategic importance as one of the industrial cornerstones of Bahrain as well as its commitment to the kingdom’s Economic Vision 2030.

Alba chief executive Ali Al Baqali said: “Alba will be closing 2020 as the world’s largest smelter outside China thanks to the line 6 expansion project. The landmark project is a pledge of value creation for all our stakeholders and Bahrain’s society for generations to come.”

With a capital expenditure of around $3 billion, Alba’s line 6 expansion is one of the largest brownfield projects in the region.





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