Middle East Economic Survey
Albas 2004 Aluminium Output Steady At 530,000 Tons
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) on 15 February reported that it produced 530,000 tons of aluminium in 2004, little changed from 527,000 tons in 2003. Production in 2005 is slated to reach 750,000 tons after the plants Pot Line 5 comes into operation in March (MEES, 7 February). The new pot line will eventually bring Albas capacity to 827,000 tons/year.