Alba Unveils Its First Green Building

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Alba unveiled its first-ever green building, catering mainly to Power Station 3 & 4 employees, which effectively incorporates many green technologies as compared to conventional factors.

The amenity building, catering mainly to Power Station 3&4 employees, effectively incorporates many green technologies as compared to conventional factors.

Highly efficient solar panel, LED lights and passive engineering methods are some of the techniques that have been incorporated

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. ( Alba ), one of the world’s leading smelters, made a big step towards a greener environment with the inauguration of it’s first-ever “green “amenity building. The single story amenity building, catering mainly to Power Station 3 & 4 employees, incorporates many green technologies such as solar panels and energy efficient appliances as compared to conventional factors.

The building makes use of highly efficient solar water heating facility for the showers, as well as energy saving “LED” light fittings throughout the building. These two initiatives alone reduce the building power consumption by 40 kW, which is equivalent to the power required for around 23 tonnes of aluminium per annum.

Passive engineering construction techniques — insulated-type brick walls and double glazed high U/V filter windows – have been incorporated, which substantially reduce the load on the air conditioning system. The compact power loading has considerably reduced the capital requirements for power installation supply with average current consumption being reduced to c.100A, as opposed to c.300A expected if constructed as per the older building standards.

Commenting on this initiative, Alba ‘s Director for Power, Amin Sultan said:

“As one of the world’s largest smelters, and a leading company in Bahrain, Alba ‘s leadership and decisions play a huge role in influencing the society. This green initiative clearly exemplifies our environmental values and I thank all the teams for an excellent job. We remain committed to achieve sustainability and reduce the carbon foot print for a better future.”

The green amenity building project was managed and executed by Alba ‘s Engineering & Infrastructure Department, which will also incorporate the new energy efficiency standards in all future building projects in Alba .

About Alba

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. ( Alba ) – one of the world’s leading aluminium producers – is renowned for its premium grade aluminium products, technological strength and innovative policies, strict environmental guidelines and high track record for safety. Established in 1971 as a 120,000 tonnes per annum smelter, Alba today produces more than 912,000 metric tonnes per annum of the highest grade aluminium, with products including standard and T-ingots, extrusion billets, rolling slab, properzi ingots, and molten aluminium.

Alba is listed on both the Bahrain Bourse and London Stock Exchange, and the company’s shareholders are Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (69.38%), SABIC Industrial Investment Company (20.62%) and the General Public (10%).

About Arabal

The Arab International Aluminium Conference (ARABAL) is the premium trade event for the Middle East’s aluminium industry and the only conference in the world attended by every single primary aluminium manufacturer in the region. Therefore, it is the conference of choice for anyone interested in the Middle East aluminium industry.

ARABAL first began in 1983 with Kuwait Aluminium Co. bringing together the leading figures in Middle East Aluminium to strengthen ties and discuss the issues of the day to provide an overview about the entire aluminium industry. Over the past 29 years, it has become an event of international repute, bringing together leaders from the aluminium industry across the world to attend, speak, and exhibit, at the event.

For further details, please contact:
Shreedevi Menon
Senior Assistant – PR
HR & PR Department
Tel: (973) 1783 7357
Fax: (973) 1791 1105
E-mail: shreedevi@alba.com.bh
Website: www.albasmelter.com.bh

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