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Alba is the first aluminium smelter to use the GE 9HA GT

Metal News - Published on Thu, 30 Nov 2017

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Aluminium Bahrain BSC. (Alba), home-base of the Line 6 Expansion Project, set the benchmark for sustainable power generation with the successful installation of the first H-class General Electric 9HA Gas Turbine at its Power Station 5. With this, Alba has become the first aluminium smelter in the world to use the largest and most efficient gas turbine produced by GE.

A ceremony was held to celebrate this occasion on 28 November 2017 under the Patronage of Alba’s Chairman of Board of Directors, Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa and was attended by Alba Board Directors -- Dr. Mohamed Kameshki and Mr. Yaser E. Humaidan from Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company and Ahmed Mohammad A. Al Jabr from Sabic Industrial Investments Co.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa Alba’s Chairman said that “Line 6 Expansion Project is our pride. This Project will be transformational as it will raise the bar for sustainability in the global aluminium industry by using cutting-edge technology, both for Potline 6 and the Power Expansion Project. The successful installation of the GE 9HA GT is a significant milestone for Alba and underlines our commitment to environment preservation and sustainable development. We thank GE-GAMA Consortium for their continuous support and look forward to successfully achieving all milestones together as per schedule.I thank Alba Executives for their support, and especially Amin Sultan and the PS 5 team for their diligent efforts towards this landmark achievement.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 30 Nov 2017
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