Primary Aluminum Producers

COUNTRIES
Country City State Company Capacity (tpy) Shutdown Capacity (tpy)
Argentina Puerto Madryn Aluar (Aluminio Argentino) 470,000 141,000
Australia Bell Bay Rio Tinto (Bell Bay) Ltd. 192,000
Australia Boyne Island Boyne Smelters Ltd. (BSL) 585,000 85,000
Australia Portland Alcoa World Alumina Australia Ltd. (Portland Aluminium) 358,000 18,000
Australia Tomago Tomago Aluminium Company Pty. Ltd. 600,000
Azerbaijan Ganja Ganja Aluminium 50,000
Bahrain Askar Alba (Aluminium Bahrain) 1,650,000
Bosnia Mostar Aluminij d.d. Mostar 130,000 130,000
Brazil Belem Albras (Aluminio Brasileiro S.A.) 460,000
Brazil São Luis Alumar (Consorcio de Aluminio do Maranhano SA) 465,000 465,000
Brazil Sorocaba CBA (Companhia Brasileira de Aluminio) 480,000 185,000
Cameroon Edéa Alucam (Compagnie Camerounaise de l’Aluminium) 100,000 50,000
Canada Alma Rio Tinto – Usine Alma 480,000
Canada Arvida Rio Tinto – Usine Arvida 240,000 8,000
Canada Baie Comeau Alcoa Aluminerie de Baie-Comeau 300,000
Canada Bécancour A.B.I. (Aluminerie de Bécancour Incorporée) 460,000
Canada Deschambault Alcoa Aluminerie de Deschambault 280,000
Canada Grande Baie Rio Tinto – Usine Grande-Baie 236,000
Canada Kitimat Rio Tinto – Kitimat 435,000
Canada Laterrière Rio Tinto – Laterrière 260,000
Canada Sept-Îles Aluminerie Alouette Inc. 630,000
Egypt Nag Hammadi Egyptalum (Aluminium Company of Egypt) 320,000
France Dunkerque Alvance Aluminium – Aluminium Dunkerque SA 285,000
France St. Jean de Maurienne Trimet France SAS – St.-Jean-de-Maurienne 145,000
Germany Essen Trimet Aluminium SE – Niederlassung Essen 170,000
Germany Hamburg Trimet Aluminium SE – Primary Products Hamburg 135,000
Germany Neuss Hydro Aluminium Deutschland GmbH -Neuss (Rheinwerk) 230,000 80,000
Germany Voerde Trimet Aluminium SE- Niederlassung Voerde 96,000
Ghana Tema Valco (Volta Aluminium Company) 200,000 160,000
Greece St. Nicolas Aluminium de Grèce SA (AdG) 190,000
Iceland Fjardaal Alcoa Fjardaal 345,000
Iceland Grundartangi Nordic Aluminum Co (Nordural) 320,000
Iceland Straumsvik Rio Tinto Alcan Iceland Co Ltd. (Isal) 220,000 20,000
India Angul National Aluminium Co. (Nalco) 485,000 70,000
India Bargwan Hindalco Mahan Aluminium Smelter 360,000
India Hirakud Hindalco Industries Ltd. – Hirakud Smelter 213,000 21,000
India Jharsuguda Vedanta Resources 1,725,000
India Korba Bharat Aluminium Co. (Balco) 575,000 165,000
India Lapanga Hindalco Aditya Aluminium Smelter 360,000
India Renukoot Hindustan Aluminium Co. (Hindalco Industries Ltd) 345,000
Indonesia Kuala Tanjung PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) 300,000
Iran Arak Iranian Aluminium Co (Iralco) 60,000
PR China Guanyuan Aostar Sichuan Aostar Guangyuan Aluminium Smelter 420,000
Iran Arak (2) Iranian Aluminium Co (Iralco) 120,000 15,000
Iran Bandar Abbas Al-Mahdi Aluminium Corp. (AAC) 110,000 50,000
Iran Bandar Abbas (2) Hormozgan Aluminium (Hormozal) 147,000 43,000
Iran Lamerd City South Aluminium Co (Salco) 310,000 238,000
Kazakhstan Pavlodar Kazakhstan Aluminium Works (KAZ) 265,000
Malaysia Mukah Press Metal Sarawak 120,000
Malaysia Samalaju Press Metal Samalaju 960,000
Montenegro Podgorica Uniprom KAP 75,000 75,000
Mozambique Maputo Mozal (Mozambique Aluminium Smelter) 575,000
Netherlands Delfzijl Aloft Holdings 150,000 150,000
New Zealand Tiwai Point New Zealand Aluminium Smelters (NZAS) 370,000 40,000
Nigeria Ikot Abasi Alscon (Aluminium Smelter Co of Nigeria) 200,000 200,000
Norway Aardal Ardal Primary Production (Haas) 204,000
Norway Hoyanger Hoyanger Primary Production (Haas) 65,000
Norway Husnes Hydro Husnes 200,000
Norway Karmoy Karmoy Primary Production (Haas) 271,000
Norway Lista Alcoa Norway – Lista Works 95,000
Norway Mosjoen Alcoa Norway – Mosjoen Works 190,000
Norway Sunndalsora Sunndal Primary Production (Haas) 450,000
Oman Sohar Sohar Aluminium Company 400,000
PR China Baise Guangxi Guangxi Baise Mining Aluminium Co. Ltd. 320,000
PR China Baotou Shi Baotou Aluminum Factory 1,350,000
PR China Baotou, Inner Mongolia Baotou Oriental Hope Aluminium Co 860,000
PR China Chiping Shandong Shandong Chiping Xinfa Aluminium Co. (Xinjiang Province) 1,350,000
PR China Chongqing Sechuan Chongqing Qi’neng Power and Aluminium Co. Ltd. 372,000
PR China Chongqing Tiantai Chongqing Aluminium Co 372,000
PR China Datong Xian, Qinghai Qinhai Qiatou Aluminium and Power Co. Ltd. 436,000
PR China Dongfang Xiwang Dongfang Xiwang Aluminium Smelter Innermongolia 780,000
PR China Emei Sichuan Emei Aluminium Pant 350,000
PR China Emeishan Emeishan Aluminium Industry Clique Co. Ltd. 355,000
PR China Fukang, Xinjiang Nongliushi Smelter Xinjiang 1,900,000
PR China Fushun Shi Fushun Aluminium Reduction Plant 355,000 355,000
PR China Gansu Dongxing Jiujia Gansu Dongxing Jiujia Smelter 1,359,000
PR China Gongyi City; Henan Zhongfu Industry Group 520,000 250,000
PR China Guizhou Guizhou Aluminum Plant 410,000 175,000
PR China Huolinghe, Inner Mongolia Huomei Hongjun Aluminium Smelter 806,000
PR China Jiamusi Xinjiang Xinjiang Easthope Coal Power and Aluminium 842,000
PR China Jiaozuo Shi, Henan Jiaozuowanfang Aluminium Co. Ltd. 440,000
PR China Jinning Jinning Aluminium Co 350,000
PR China Jinxi Xian, Guangxi Guangxi Xinfa Aluminium 320,000
PR China Lanzhou, Gansu Lanzhou Aluminium Smelter 430,000
PR China Linzhou, Henan Linfeng Aluminium Co. Ltd. 350,000
PR China Longquan Aluminium Longquan Aluminium Smelter 400,000
PR China Luoyang, Henan Henan Wanji Aluminum Co. Ltd. 530,000
PR China Nanshan Shandong Nanshan Aluminum Co. Ltd. 840,000
PR China Yunnan Qujing Yunnan Dongyuan Qujing Aluminium Co. Ltd. 380,000
PR China Neimeng Neimeng Jinlian Aluminium 800,000
PR China Ningxia Ningxia Jinjiang Group 370,000
PR China Nongbashi Nongbashi Aluminium 1,020,000
PR China Qinghai Huanghe Qinghai Huanghe Hydro Power Recycling Aluminium Co. 500,000
PR China Qinghai Minhe Xian Qinghai Western Hydro Power Co. Ltd. 450,000
PR China Qinghai Xining Qinghai Xinheng Hydro Power Development Co. Ltd. 675,000
PR China Qinghai Xinye Qinghai Xinye Aluminium Smelter 550,000
PR China Qinghai Xiwang Qinghai Xiwang Aluminium 900,000
PR China Qingtongxia Maike Qingtongxia Maike Aluminum Co. of CPI 312,000
PR China Shandong Aluminium Shandong Aluminium Smelter 555,000
PR China Shandong Xinfa Liaocheng Aluminium Smelter 1,150,000
PR China Shanxi Tongchuan Shanxi Tongchuan Aluminium Co. Ltd. 600,000
PR China Shanxi-Hejin Shanxi-Huaze Aluminium & Power Co. 420,000
PR China Shenhuo Henan Shenhuo Orient Aluminium Company 460,000 110,000
PR China Shihezi, Xinjiang Tianshan Aluminium Co. 1,100,000
PR China Tongshuan Tongshuan Aluminium Smelter 1,900,000
PR China Wujiaqu Xinfa Group 1,350,000
PR China Xiezhou Xiezhou Aluminium Works 330,000
PR China Xining, Qinghai Qinghai Aluminium Plant 400,000
PR China Xinjiang Xinjiang Agriculture Division No. 6 Aluminium Co. 1,714,000
PR China Xinjiang Xinfa Group 370,000 370,000
PR China Xinjiang Jiamusi Xinjiang Qiya Energy Aluminium Electric Co. Ltd. 954,000
PR China Xinjiang Jiarun Xinjiang Jiarun Aluminium 453,000
PR China Xinjiang Yihe Xinjiang Yihe Aluminium Smelter 400,000
PR China Yangzonghai, Yunnan Yunnan Aluminium Co. Ltd. 305,000
PR China Yichuan Henan Hong KongYugang Longquan Aluminium Co., Ltd. 620,000 60,000
PR China Yingchuan, Ningxia Qingtongxia Aluminum Co. Ltd. 570,000
PR China Yingkou Zhongwang Yingkou Zhongwang Aluminium Co. 430,000
PR China Yongchen City Yongchen Aluminium 500,000
PR China Yongcheng, Henan Henan Qinyang Aluminium Power 500,000
PR China Yongdeng, Gansu Lanzhou Liancheng Aluminium Plant 520,000
PR China Yugang Longquan Henan Yugang Longquan Aluminium Co. Ltd. 600,000
PR China Yulin, Shanxi Shanxi Non-Ferrous Yulin Smelter 630,000
PR China Zhengzhuo Shi Zhengzhuo Aluminium Smelter 520,000
PR China Zhongwang Liaoning Zhongwang 840,000 430,000
PR China Zouping, Shandong Shandong Weiqiao Aluminium Smelter 6,400,000
Qatar Mesaieed Qatalum (Qatar Aluminium Co) 662,000
Romania Slatina SC Alro SA Slatina 282,000 169,000
Russia Boguchany Boguchany Aluminium Works (BoAZ) 300,000
Russia Bratsk Bratsk Aluminium Works (BrAZ) 1,020,000
Russia Kandalaksha Kandalaksha Aluminium Works 72,000
Russia Khakas Khakas Aluminium Works (KhAZ) 320,000
Russia Krasnoyarsk Krasnoyarsk Aluminium Works (KrAZ) 1,030,000
Russia Novokuznetsk Novokuznetsk Aluminim Works (NAZ) 215,000
Russia Sayanogorsk Sayan Aluminium Works (SaAZ) 545,000
Russia Shelekhovo Irkutsk Aluminium Works (IrkAZ) 430,000
Russia Taishet Taishet Aluminium Works (TaAZ) 430,000
Russia Volgograd Volgograd Aluminium Smelter (VgAZ) 70,000
Saudi Arabia Ras Al Khair Ma’aden Aluminium 796,000
Saudi Arabia Ras Al Khair Ma’aden Aluminium 796,000
Slovakia Ziar nad Hronom Slovak Aluminium Co. (SLOVALCO) 175,000 105,000
Slovenia Kidricevo Talum dd Kidricevo 85,000 35,000
South Africa Richards Bay, Hillside Hillside Aluminium 724,000
Spain Aviles Alu Iberia- Aviles Works 93,000 93,000
Spain La Coruña Alu Iberia- La Coruña Works 87,000 87,000
Spain San Ciprian Alcoa Inespal -San Ciprian Works 250,000 250,000
Sweden Sundsvall Kubikenborg Aluminium AB (Kubal) 132,000
Tajikistan Regar Tajikistan Aluminium Company (Talco) 450,000 350,000
Turkey Seydisehir Eti Alüminyum Inc 75,000
Turkey Seydisehir Eti Alüminyum Inc 75,000
UAE Jebel Ali Dubal (Dubai Aluminium Co) – EGA 1,160,000
UAE Taweelah-Abu Dhabi Emal (Emirates Aluminium) – EGA 1,628,000
Ukraine Zaporozhye Zaporizhsky Alyuminievy Kombinat (Zalk) 115,000 115,000
United Kingdom Fort William Alvance British Aluminium (Lochaber Smelter) 50,000 12,000
USA Evansville IN Alcoa – Warrick Operations 269,000 108,000
USA Hawesville KY Century Aluminum of Kentucky LLC 250,000
USA Sebree KY Century Sebree Works 220,000
USA New Madrid MO New Day Aluminium Holding 280,000 93,000
USA Massena NY Alcoa – Massena Operations 135,000
USA Mount Holly SC Century Mt Holly Works 230,000 46,000
Venezuela Mantanzas CVG Venalum 448,000 448,000
Venezuela Puerto Ordaz Alcasa – (Aluminios del Caroni C.A.) 170,000 170,000

Compiled by R. P. Pawlek (5 January 2022).

In China, smelters with a capacity smaller than 300,000 tpy have been closed or replaced with more modern technology. As a result, some 20 smelters in China have been shut down, bringing Chinese aluminum capacity closer to a little bit more than 53 million tpy. 

This table also appears in the February 2022 issue of Light Metal Age alongside Rudolf Pawlek’s article, “Primary Aluminum Activities in the Year 2021,” which offers an overview of smelting activities throughout the year. Subscribe to receive a copy of the issue.

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