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Alba sets production record in ’12

Keywords: Tags  Aluminium Bahrain, Alba, aluminum, aluminum production, Tim Murray, Jethro Wookey

LONDON — Aluminium Bahrain BSC (Alba) in 2012 surpassed the previous year’s production record by almost 9,000 tonnes, the company said Sunday.

Alba produced 890,217 tonnes of aluminum in 2012, an increase of 8,907 tonnes from 2011 levels, which also had been a record for the company (, Jan. 9).

But year-on-year production dipped slightly in the fourth quarter, with the company producing 227,003 tonnes vs. 227,042 tonnes in the corresponding 2011 period.

"2012 was a challenging year for the aluminum industry," Alba chief executive officer Tim Murray said in a statement. "However, Alba’s commitment to operational improvement resulted in achieving the record in metal production without incurring any significant additional capital expenditures."

A version of this article was first published by AMM sister publication Metal Bulletin.

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