Melting Furnaces and Twin Chamber Furnace to be Installed

Significant milestones have been obtained with the construction and installation of two 70 mt melting furnaces and the installation of a 105 mt twin chamber furnace. Air pollution control equipment is currently being installed and the pit is being prepared to accept all of the casting equipment which will be installed in 2017. This is all part of GARMCO’s remelt expansion project.

GARMCO designed the plant to meet stringent Bahraini safety and environmental regulations. The new plant will provide GARMCO with the capability to cast an additional 120,000 tonnes of aluminium slab products. Once the slabs are rolled, the finished products will exceed customer quality requirements, improve operational safety, and reduce production costs. The plant is to be fully operational by December 2017.

Fives, the turnkey construction contractor,achieved over 600,000 man hours without any lost time injuries. 2017 will be a challenging year for all personnel on this fast track project that commenced in March 2016 Commissioning of equipment is scheduled for April and the plant should be fully operational by December 2017.



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