Alba has successfully started additional 106 pots in Line 6 bringing by that 212 pots into life which is equivalent to 50% of Line 6 capacity.
Commenting on this occasion, the chairman of Alba’s board of directors, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa, said: “We are excited to have progressed the ramp-up of Line 6 pots ahead of plan by 12 days. With 50% of Line 6 operational, we look forward to advance the safe commissioning of the remaining 212 pots on schedule and to move closer to full production by Q3 2019.
Alba Potline 6 was commissioned on 13 December 2018, ahead of schedule, with the delivery of the first hot metal. Since then, there has been a gradual ramp-up of Line 6 with the successful start of 106 pots in March. Alba is now looking at the full completion of Line 6 by early Q3 2019.