LONDON Aluminium Bahrain
BSC (Alba) in 2012 surpassed the previous years
production record by almost 9,000 tonnes, the company said
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 (
amm.com, 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, Albas commitment to
operational improvement resulted in achieving the record in
metal production without incurring any significant additional
A version of this article was first published by AMM
sister publication Metal Bulletin.