OREANDA-NEWS. Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), the Bahrain-based leading international aluminium smelter, has further strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Amin Sultan as the Acting Chief Operations (COO), effective immediately.

Welcoming Amin Sultan into the executive team, Alba’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim Murray said: “Amin is another great example of Alba developing people from within the company. Amin, with his two-decade long experience and MBA background has a proven track record. I look forward to challenging Amin and see him rise to the next level of leadership.”

Mr. Sultan joined Alba in 1997 as an Engineer in power station following which he was promoted to Superintendent in 2004, and from 2008 onwards, served as Manager and Senior Manager in power maintenance and projects. In 2014, Mr. Sultan was appointed as the Director for Power & Utilities, Alba.

Amin Sultan holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bahrain, and recently completed his Executive MBA from the French Arabian Business School & ESSEC, Bahrain.

About Alba:

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) - one of the largest and modern aluminium smelters in the world - is renowned for its premium grade aluminium products, technological strength and innovative policies, strict environmental guidelines and high track record for safety. Established in 1971 as a 120,000 tonnes per annum smelter, Alba today produces more than 960,000 metric tonnes per annum of the highest grade aluminium, with products including standard and T-ingots, extrusion billets, rolling slab, properzi ingots, and molten aluminium.

Alba is listed on both the Bahrain Bourse and London Stock Exchange, and the Company’s shareholders are Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (69.38%), SABIC Industrial Investment Company (20.62%) and the General Public (10%).

About Line 6 Expansion Project:

Line 6 Expansion Project, expected to begin production by early 2019, will boost the per-annum production by 514,000 metric tonnes, bringing the total production capacity of Alba to around 1.450 million metric tonnes per year.

Bechtel Canada completed the Bankable Feasibility study for the $3.5 billion Line 6 Expansion Project in December 2014. DX+ Technology is selected as the base for Line 6, while J.P. Morgan, Gulf International Bank (GIB) and National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) are the Financial Advisors of the Project.

The Line 6 Expansion Project will enhance the downstream industry by creating many co-investment opportunities through local and foreign aluminium investments. It will create hundreds of jobs, directly and indirectly, which will be a significant economic boost for the Kingdom of Bahrain.