Set in a unique costal heathland just south of the city of Portland, the Portland Aluminium smelter is a joint venture project between Alcoa 55% (which manages the operations of the smelter), CITIC 22.5% and Marubeni 22.5%.
Production began at Portland Aluminium in 1986 and today the smelter produces approximately 358,000 tonnes of aluminium a year. Alcoa is Victoria’s largest exporter and nearly all of the aluminium produced at Portland Aluminium is exported to the Asian market.
The Portland Aluminium smelter sits on more than 500 hectares of land. Around 400 hectares of this land has been transformed into wetlands and parklands, giving Portland Aluminium its status as the ‘Smelter in the Park’. The ‘Smelter in the Park’ is recognised worldwide as a benchmark for industrial and environmental harmony and has been used as a model for some of Alcoa’s other facilities around the world.
Portland Aluminium partners:
- Alcoa (55%)
- CITIC (22.5%)
- Marubeni (22.5%)