Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the world’s largest aluminium smelter ex-China, ended 2020 by beating its production target of 1,540,000 metric tonnes per annum (mtpa) to top a breakthrough record of 1,548,500 metric tonnes, the highest-ever achieved in 50-years of commercial operations [up by 13% year-over-year versus 1,365,005 mtpa in 2019].
Commenting on this production-record, CEO Ali Al Baqali said: "2020 was a year like no other with world-shifting challenges. But for Alba and despite all odds, we have raised the bar and finished 2020 strong by achieving the highest-ever record in our operational performance."
He was speaking at a ceremony held on 6 January to celebrate the achievement. It was attended by the Executive Management team along with many employees from across the plant following all Covid safety measures.
"This achievement was only made possible thanks to our dedicated workforce, employees and contractors’ employees who rose to such challenges while remaining fully committed to our motto of ‘Safety First, Safety Always’," he added.