US Acting Assistant State Secretary Says US Company Named Contractor for Alba’s sixth potline in $3.5bn Project

2017-03-16 - 3:03 p

Bahrain Mirror: The United States Acting Assistant State Secretary at the Bureau for Near Eastern Affairs, Stuart E. Jones, announced that the US leading company Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement and construction, has been selected as the EPCM contractor for the sixth potline for the Alba aluminium smelter in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The project is expected to cost $3.5 billion (around 1 billion and 320000 Bahraini dinars).

This came in his keynote address during the AmCham MENA Regional Council's Annual Forum opening ceremony on Wednesday (March 15, 2017), which was held in the Bahraini capital Manama.

For its part, the US Embassy in a statement said that Jones who visited Bahrain on March 14-15, 2017 met with the Crown Prince and other Bahraini officials, noting that one of the priorities of the new US administration is the US's commitment to economic participation across the region. The statement further read that Jones discussed with Bahraini officials the United States' commitment to stand by its allies in the region in the face of Iran.

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