Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), a leading aluminium smelter in the world, has signed up as strategic sponsor for the Aluminium Sector, at the Gulf Industry Fair 2018, the Northern Gulf’s only event dedicated to promoting industrialisation, thus reaffirming its strategic support for the expo.
The Gulf Industry Fair 2018 will take place from February 6 to 8 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, said the event organisers Hilal Conferences & Exhibitions (HCE).
Alba will promote the Aluminium Industry at Gulf Industry Fair 2018, which reflects both, the upstream and downstream growth of the aluminium sector in the GCC.
Alba’s CEO Tim Murray said: "Aluminium has become one of the pillars upon which Bahrain has built its economic diversification. As the GCC’s leading aluminium smelter, we believe that the Gulf Industry Fair is an important platform to promote Bahrain and the region’s Aluminium Industry."
The Gulf aluminium industry is set to boom with Alba’s brownfield project, Line 6 Expansion Project, which will further underline the GCC region as an emerging hub for aluminium production, stated Murray.
"Line 6 Expansion Project, is going to add 540,000 metric tonnes, bringing Alba’s total production to 1.5 million metric tonnes," he added.
Welcoming the Alba tieup, Jubran Abdulrahman, the managing director of HCE, said Alba’s presence has encouraged downstream participation from leading downstream aluminium companies based in Bahrain such as Midal Cables and Gulf Markets International who manufacture and market products from Aluminium supplied by Alba.
"The Aluminium Zone at Gulf Industry Fair promotes products and services from the growing aluminium sector in the GCC. Bahrain is an established global exporter of downstream aluminium products and services which are Made in Bahrain," he noted.
"This strong position is due, in no small part, to the role of Alba as a local and global aluminium producer," he added.
Gulf Industry Fair 2018 also carries the strategic sponsorship of the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) in association with the National Oil and Gas Authority.
The leading industry event is supported by Bahrain Industrial Association, PHD Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Bahrain.-TradeArabia News Service