INTL AL CONF: Alba’s Al-Baqali talks green aluminium, upstream investment plans in Covid-19 landscape

Ali Al Baqali, chief executive of Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), told delegates at Fastmarkets International Aluminium Conference Wednesday September 23. about the need for being “rational” as the market begins to embrace 'green aluminium'.

Alba, which uses a gas-powered smelter and has a goal of producing 1.54 million tonnes of liquid metal material in 2020, faces competition from rival producers creating low-carbon aluminium products using smelters powered by hydropower.  

“We are supporting the green aluminium initiative but to me we also must be rational,” Al Baqali said. “No matter what we do, we will not be able to rely on hydropower like other producers, let’s be frank. [Being] positioned in the [Gulf], which is in the Middle East, we don’t have such natural resources to rely on; our area...


Justin Yang

September 23, 2020

09:30 GMT