Worsley Alumina is a joint venture operation between South32 (86 per cent), Japan Alumina Associates (Australia) Pty Ltd (10 per cent) and Sojitz Alumina Pty Ltd (four per cent). Located in Western Australia, operations include a bauxite mine, alumina refinery and port facility.
The Worsley Alumina Refinery takes its name from the historic timber settlement of Worsley, near Collie in the south west corner of Western Australia. The history of the Worsley Project dates back to the early 1960s when a group of local business people formed a company to explore, develop and sell deposits of bauxite ore on the eastern side of the Darling Range, near Boddington.
Construction of a mine site and refinery began in 1980 and the first alumina was produced in April 1984. Worsley most recent expansion completed in 2012 increased production capacity to 4.6 million tonnes per annum.
More than 1,800 people are employed across Worsley’s operations. Many more jobs have been created through the employment of sub-contractors and through the support of local businesses and suppliers.
Visit the South32 Worsley Alumina webpage for further information.