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January 20, 2017 / Members News, News

Portland Aluminium Smelter in Victoria, Australia to Restart Capacity Lost After Power Outage

The Victorian and Australian governments and Alcoa Corporation announced the Portland Aluminium smelter will restart...
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Fast Facts

  1. Australia is the world's largest producer of bauxite.
  2. The industry contributes around $15B 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 14000 people and provides income for another 40,000 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.
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Australian Aluminium Industry

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

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