Alba's production growth under spotlight in key international conferences
- Bahrain: Tuesday, March 12 - 2013 at 11:50
- PRESS RELEASE
Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba)'s participation in two of North America's leading trade fairs for the metals industry highlights the company's commitment to raise its profile globally, to establish firmer links with industry peers, to share its experiences, and to learn of new trends, developments and innovations.
The first conference was the 12th Annual Petcoke Conference that was organised under the theme "Stepping out of the Shadows" and took place on March 1 and 2, 2013.
At The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibition that was held from March 3 to 7, "Production Growth and Future Challenges in Alba" was the title of a paper presentation by Chief Operations Officer, Isa Al Ansari, Senior Manager for Process Control & Development, Avinash C. Mittal and Manager of Reduction Lines 1 -3, Abdulla Habib.
The paper highlighted some of the milestone expansion projects in Alba's 40 year history, discussed production growth and capacity increase, focused on some of the major modifications and performance enhancement initiatives taken at the plant, and lastly, looked at some of the challenges facing the company in the immediate future.
Commenting on Alba's participation in the two conferences, the company's Chief Operations Officer, Isa Al Ansari said: "Alba is poised for further growth and measures have already been put into place to exponentially increase its capacity and set the company on the road towards increased profitability. The paper presentation provided an insight into Alba's experiences in meeting this goal and also highlighted the challenges the company will face in the future. Participation in such international events provides Alba with the opportunity to share and learn from others and also contribute to the knowledge curve."
Each year the TMS Conference brings together materials and engineering professionals from more than 100 countries to network, presents research papers, shares industrial applications and introduce innovation.
The 12th Annual Petcoke Conference was organised by Jacobs Consultancy's Carbon Group. With a 30 year legacy behind it, the Carbon Group focuses primarily on studies and research involving petcoke, coal tar pitch, and other carbon products that address key issues that are important to clients in the cement, power, paper, aluminium, chemical, calcining, refining, lime, steel, trading, banking, and terminaling industries.
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