Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), one of the world's leading aluminium smelters, has signed a MoU with Bechtel, a leading construction and civil engineering firm, to explore further opportunities of growth with Line 6 Expansion Project, which will result in Alba becoming the world’s largest single-site aluminium smelter.
Bechtel is currently the engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) contractor for Alba’s landmark Line 6 Expansion Project.
The agreement was signed in the presence of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister at a reception organised by the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with American Chamber of Commerce and the US-Bahrain Business Council recently in Washington DC.
Other cross-sector trade agreements were also signed between Bahrain and US companies during the reception.
Alba is one of the industrial cornerstones of Bahrain and we are deeply committed to the kingdom’s Economic Vision 2030 and proudly partake in the development of the society in which we operate," remarked CEO Tim Murray after signing the deal with Brendan P. Bechtel, the chairman and chief executive of Bechtel Group.
"Alba and Bechtel have a long-standing business partnership," he stated.
"We are excited at exploring further opportunities with Bechtel, which will consolidate Alba’s status as one of the most modern and largest single-site smelters in the world," he added.-TradeArabia News Service