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November 8, 2021 / Members News, News

Alcoa Plans to Restart Curtailed Aluminum Smelting Capacity at Portland Aluminium in Australia

Alcoa Corporation has announced that the Portland Aluminium joint venture plans to restart 35,000 metric...
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Fast Facts

  1. Australia is the world's largest producer of bauxite.
  2. The industry contributes around $13B in exports to the economy every year.
  3. Australia is the world’s second largest producer of alumina.
  4. The industry provides direct employment for more than 15000 people and provides income for another 60,000 families.
  5. Reduction cells (or pot) in a smelter is replaced every 5-6 years. So, while the smelter may be decades old, the components are not.
Read this Factsheet for more information.

Australian Aluminium Industry

Click through this interactive flow chart to see more details about the phases of the aluminium industry in Australia.

Flowchart