Alba adds new rectiformer to Line 5

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), a leading aluminium smelter in the world, successfully completed the integration of an additional Line 5 Rectiformer (R50).

The Rectiformer is a critical piece of power equipment used in the smelting process. The addition of R50 will further enhance Alba’s ability to meet future creep capacity objectives as well as provide added backup protection.

The entire project – managed by Alba Power Department — was achieved with a remarkable 223,000 man-hours of work without a single LTI, thus strengthening Alba’s reputation one of the leaders of workplace safety. The project was successful executed in 22 months without impacting metal production.

“Alba is committed to remain a globally competitive smelter, and continually focusses on lean management and operational efficiency. Completion of this project is a very good example of coordinated efforts of interdepartmental teams and I applaud their efforts for the emphasis placed on safety,” Alba’s Director for Power, Amin Sultan, said.

Aluminium Bahrain successfully completes integration of rectiformer R50 at Line 5.

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