Construction progresses ‘as per schedule’ on Alba’s SPL plant

Construction is progressing as per schedule on Aluminium Bahrain (Alba)‘s Spent Pot Lining (SPL) Treatment Plant, which is the region’s first SPL treatment plant, Alba’s chief executive officer, Ali Al Baqali stated during a site visit.

The project aims to provide a sustainable solution to treat SPL with ensuring zero-waste, and is in line with Bahrain’s National Waste Management Strategy.

Speaking about the project, Al Baqali, said: “Being one of the blue-chip assets of the Kingdom of Bahrain, our aim is to lead the fields in sustainability – in line with the kingdom’s Economic Vision 2030 – and set the benchmark to transform SPL into value-added products. I also take the opportunity to thank Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Environment for their continuous support.”

The project’s overall progress advanced by more than 21% and achieved over 35,078 working hours without lost-time-injury by May 2020.

The SPL treatment plant, which is expected to be operational by Q1 2021, will have the capacity to treat 30,000 to 35,000 tonnes of SPL a year, which, after being processed, can be used in other industries.

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