Pacific Aluminium is the largest shareholder in the Boyne Smelters Limited (BSL) joint venture.
BSL has been in operation since 1982 and over time has undergone extensive expansion. The smelter underwent a A$1 billion expansion in 1997 introducing a third reduction line which increased aluminium production from 260,000 to more than 558,000 tonnes per annum.
The company is once again undergoing significant modernisation with the re-building of Carbon Baking Furnace 3 and the construction of a new Carbon Baking Furnace 4 to upgrade technology. The new furnace will be more energy efficient and reduce onsite greenhouse gas emissions. A further project includes overhead crane replacement, a crane runway upgrade and an improved alumina transport system to the cells. These projects will modernise and extend the life of Boyne Smelters Limited and at investment of A$685 million.
For more information visit www.pacificaluminium.com.au or go straight to the BSL page.