Production of First Green Anode
The Line 5 Carbon Operations Team celebrated the production of the First Green Anode from the newly completed Paste Plant, marking a significant landmark in the project’s overall commissioning phase. Both the production of the first Green Anode and the commissioning of the Paste Plant were successfully completed on time and with safety as one of the main priorities.
The production of the first Green Anode is one of the three main steps in the manufacturing process of anodes which are essential in the production of aluminium. The Carbon Plant‘s new Paste Plant will produce the Anode quantities required to meet the Line 5 operational demands. An average of 190,000 tonnes of Green Anodes are produced per year.
“We are extremely happy to have produced the first Green Anode as this feat signifies the formal commissioning of Carbon’s new Paste Plant which is an integral element to the project’s overall aluminium production process” stated Line 5’s Carbon Operations and Maintenance Manager, Wajd Almadani. “The Line 5 Carbon Team is also commemorating the safety aspect of this achievement which stands testimony that even under tremendous pressure and activities involving live equipment, project schedules can be achieved in a safe manner.”
“We are now working towards the Carbon Plant’s second major milestone which is the production of the first Baked Anode.” Solios Carbon is the main contractor for the Carbon Plant and all construction work has been sub-contracted to local contractors.