Steel works for Alba's Line 5 Project installed
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) 's Line 5 Project recently installed the first steel works for the new gas turbine building of Power Station 4 (PS4).
PS4's new gas turbine building will house Gas Turbine No. 51 along with three other similar gas turbines and the steam turbine building will house the two steam turbines which will together help supply 660 mega watts of electric power to Alba's 5th Pot line.
The Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for PS4 was awarded to Alstom on a Turnkey Basis in l 2003 and was subcontracted to local contractor Ahmed Mansoor Al A'Ali (AMA) who will undertake the steelwork fabrication, mechanical, electrical and civil site installation work for PS4.
Alba, established in 1971, is one of the largest aluminium smelters in the world, with a production capacity exceeding 500,000 tons per year. The company has a carbon department and a 1,500 mega watt power plant. A 450,000 tons per annum coke calcining plant is also in operation at the company's marine terminal.
Alba's Line 5 Expansion, due for completion in February 2005 will expand the company’s annual production by a further 307,000 tons per annum. At a total cost of $ 1.7 billion, the expansion will create an estimated 500 jobs and will include a new power station, carbon, casthouse and other facilities. — (menareport.com)
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