The Labour Fund (Tamkeen) has announced it will support the aluminium recycling and manufacturing company Alumicor in setting up its new operational base in Askar.
The partnership, it said, brings cutting-edge international technologies in aluminium dross processing to Bahrain, offering local manufacturers opportunities to enhance operational efficiency, minimse waste, and improve profitability.
Alumicor has operations spanning Bahrain, South Africa, Australia, and the Seychelles, and its technology has the capability to recycle over 48,500 tons of aluminium dross and waste annually
This, it shared, equates to approximately half of the aluminium waste generated from Bahrain’s manufacturing activities.
Alumicor’s recycling techniques conserve up to 90 per cent of the energy typically consumed in traditional aluminium remanufacturing, reducing emissions and allowing for the recycling of larger quantities of aluminium.
The upcoming facility is set to create upwards of 30 new job opportunities for Bahraini professionals, including ten in senior executive and administrative roles.
Tamkeen Chief Executive, Her Excellency Maha Abdulhameed Mofeez, said: “We are pleased to extend our support towards this ambitious project, which promises to accelerate Bahraini industrial growth, creating opportunities that will fuel the expansion of the national economy. Additionally, it aligns with the Kingdom’s aspirations towards carbon neutrality and establishing sustainable and eco-friendly practices as envisioned by the National Action Plan “Blueprint Bahrain”. This innovative approach towards aluminum waste recycling is a gamechanger within the recycling sector, that will help create enduring job prospects for Bahrain’s skilled workforce.”
Meanwhile, Alumicor spokesperson Ryan Macconaiche commented: “Our goal is to set a new benchmark for global eco-conscious recycling and to realize a circular economy within the aluminum industry by transforming aluminum dross and waste into valuable resources. This will span the entire production process through to the end of the material’s lifecycle, with a zero-waste commitment. To this end, we will work closely with Bahrain’s leading aluminum industry leaders to continually enhance waste recovery methods and innovate new waste management strategies.”