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Bechtel wins contract for $3.5bn Bahrain aluminium plant expansion

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has awarded Bechtel with the contract for the planned $3.5bn expansion of its production facilities.

The US firm will be the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) management contractor for Alba’s Line 6 expansion project, Alba said in a bourse statement on Sunday.

The project will boost the company’s annual output by 50% to 1.5 million tonnes per year from 540,000 tonnes/year.

Bechtel will also be responsible for the design and construction of Line 6, said Alba. The company had previously carried out a feasibility study into the expansion project.

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