First coke calcining plant in Mideast to open next summer in Bahrain
The first coke calcining plant in the Middle East will be commissioned in Bahrain next summer, Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) reported in its monthly newsletter received Thursday.
The $400-million project on the Gulf archipelago will turn out 450,000 tonnes of coke and also includes a desalination plant and a jetty facility upgrade.
Alba, which lost its place in March as the Middle East's largest aluminium producer to Dubai Aluminium (Dubal), is 77-percent owned by the Bahraini government, 20 percent by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund and three percent by the German group Breton Investments. – (AFP)
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