Alba Announces Significant Milestone

by BTM

Thu, 09 May 2024

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) announced a significant milestone towards the commercial operation of its Power Station 5 (PS 5) Block 4 Project with the First Fire of the Mitsubishi Power M701JAC Gas Turbine (GT).

This achievement marks a key step towards the project’s on-schedule completion in Q4 2024. Notably, it also comes just six months after the GT unit’s delivery to site in October 2023.

A celebratory ceremony was held at the Block 4 Project site, attended by high-level officials from Alba, including the Chairman of the Board, Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive Officer, Ali Al Baqali, Chief Power Officer, Amin Sultan and Alba’s Executive Management team.

Alba’s Chairman, Khalid Al Rumaihi, comments: “This achievement marks the commencement of commissioning activities for Block 4 which upon completion, will set a new standard for sustainable and efficient power generation within the aluminium industry.”

Alba’s CEO, Ali Al Baqali, emphasised the project’s direct alignment with Alba’s ESG Roadmap: “With the successful First Fire of the advanced Gas Turbine, Alba is now closer to achieving its goals of reducing its environmental footprint and ensuring a sustainable future for the aluminium industry.