Primary Producers

COUNTRIES
Country City State Company Capacity (tpy) Idled Capacity (tpy)
Argentina Puerto Madryn Aluar (Aluminio Argentino) 470,000 60,000
Australia Portland Alcoa World Alumina Australia Ltd. – Portland Aluminium 358,000 126,000
Australia Boyne Island Boyne Smelters Ltd. (BSL) 585,000 87,000
Australia Tomago Tomago Aluminium Company Pty. Ltd. 590,000
Australia Bell Bay Rio Tinto (Bell Bay) Ltd. 190,000
Azerbaijan Ganja Ganja Aluminium 50,000
Bahrain Askar Alba (Aluminium Bahrain) 1,010,000
Bosnia Mostar Aluminij d.d. Mostar 130,000
Brazil Belem Albras (Aluminio Brasileiro S.A.) 460,000 25,000
Brazil São Luis Alumar (Consorcio de Aluminio do Maranhano SA) 465,000 465,000
Brazil Sorocaba CBA (Companhia Brasileira de Aluminio) 455,000 110,000
Cameroon Edéa Alucam (Compagnie Camerounaise de l’Aluminium) 100,000 50,000
Canada Arvida Rio Tinto – Usine Arvida 240,000
Canada Alma Rio Tinto – Usine Alma 470,000
Canada Grande Baie Rio Tinto – Usine Grande-Baie 230,000
Canada Kitimat Rio Tinto – Kitimat 435,000
Canada Laterrière Rio Tinto – Laterrière 250,000
Canada Bécancour A.B.I. (Aluminerie de Bécancour Incorporée) 455,000
Canada Sept-Îles Aluminerie Alouette Inc. 630,000
Canada Deschambault Alcoa Aluminerie de Deschambault 280,000
Canada Baie Comeau Alcoa Aluminerie de Baie-Comeau 300,000
Egypt Nag Hammadi Egyptalum (Aluminium Company of Egypt) 320,000
France Dunkerque Aluminium Dunkerque SA 285,000
France St. Jean de Maurienne Trimet France SAS – St.-Jean-de-Maurienne 145,000
Germany Hamburg Trimet Aluminium SE – Primary Products Hamburg 135,000
Germany Voerde Trimet Aluminium SE- Niederlassung Voerde 96,000
Germany Essen Trimet Aluminium SE – Niederlassung Essen 170,000
Germany Neuss Hydro Aluminium Deutschland GmbH -Neuss (Rheinwerk) 230,000 80,000
Ghana Tema Valco (Volta Aluminium Company) 200,000 200,000
Greece St. Nicolas Aluminium de Grèce SA (AdG) 170,000
Iceland Straumsvik Rio Tinto Alcan Iceland Co Ltd. (Isal) 210,000
Iceland Fjardaal Alcoa Fjardaal 346,000
Iceland Grundartangi Nordic Aluminum Co (Nordural) 300,000
India Jharsuguda Vedanta Resources 1,725,000 1,097,000
India Korba Bharat Aluminium Co. (Balco) 575,000 165,000
India Renukoot Hindustan Aluminium Co. (Hindalco Industries Ltd)) 345,000
India Hirakud Hindalco Industries Ltd. – Hirakud Smelter 213,000 21,000
India Bargwan Hindalco Mahan Aluminium Smelter 360,000
India Lapanga Hindalco Aditya Aluminium Smelter 360,000
India Angul National Aluminium Co. (Nalco) 475,000 70,000
Indonesia Kuala Tanjung PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) 300,000
Iran Arak Iranian Aluminium Co (Iralco) 60,000
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
Kazakhstan Pavlodar Kazakhstan Aluminium Works (KAZ) 250,000 50,000
Malaysia Mukah Press Metal Sarawak 120,000
Malaysia Samalaju Press Metal Samalaju 640,000
Montenegro Podgorica DP Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica (KAP) 75,000
Mozambique Maputo Mozal (Mozambique Aluminium Smelter) 570,000
Netherlands Delfzijl Aluminium Delfzijl BV (Aldel) 170,000 120,000
New Zealand Tiwai Point New Zealand Aluminium Smelters (NZAS) 340,000
Nigeria Ikot Abasi Alscon (Aluminium Smelter Co of Nigeria) 200,000 200,000
Norway Lista Alcoa Norway – Lista Works 127,000 33,000
Norway Mosjoen Alcoa Norway – Mosjoen Works 221,000 33,000
Norway Aardal Ardal Primary Production (Haas) 204,000
Norway Hoyanger Hoyanger Primary Production (Haas) 65,000
Norway Karmoy Karmoy Primary Production (Haas) 265,000
Norway Sunndalsora Sunndal Primary Production (Haas) 400,000 64,000
Norway Husnes Hydro Husnes 185,000 95,000
Oman Sohar Sohar Aluminium Company 390,000
PR China Aba Aba Aluminum Works 100,000
PR China Baise Yinhai Baise Yinhai Aluminium Co. 200,000
PR China Baotou Shi Baotou Aluminum Factory 950,000
PR China Baotou East Hope Baotou Oriental Hope Aluminium Co 860,000
PR China Chiping Xinfa Shandong Chiping Xinfa Aluminium Co. 1,350,000
PR China Chongqing Tiantai Chongqing Aluminium Co 372,000
PR China Chuangyuan Changyuan Aluminum Works 100,000
PR China Datong Xian Qinhai Aluminium Smelter 260,000
PR China Dongfang Xiwang Dongfang Xiwang Aluminium Smelter Innermongolia 780,000
PR China Donghai Shandong Donghai Aluminium Corp. 200,000
PR China Emei Sichuan Emei Aluminium Pant 350,000
PR China Emeishan Emeishan Aluminium Industry Clique Co. Ltd. 355,000
PR China Fukang Xinjian Tianlong Mineral Co. Aluminium Smelter 100,000
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 Gansu Longxi Gansu Longxi Dongxing Smelter 250,000
PR China Guangxi Baise Guangxi Baise Xinghe Smelter 320,000
PR China Guangyuan Qimingxing Qimingxing Aluminium Co. 114,000
PR China Guanlu (old) Shanxi Guanlu Aluminium Plant 110,000
PR China Guanlu (new) Shanxi Guanlu Co. Ltd. 220,000 220,000
PR China Guanxi Suyuan Guangxi Suyuan Aluminium Smelter 200,000
PR China Guanyuan Aostar Sichuan Aostar Guangyuan Aluminium Smelter 420,000
PR China Guiyang Shi Guiyang Aluminium Smelter 240,000
PR China Guizhou Guizhou Aluminum Plant 410,000 175,000
PR China Guizhou Denggao Guizhou Denggao Aluminium Plant 200,000
PR China Hejin Xian Long Men Aluminum Plant 120,000
PR China Henan Xi’an Henan Xi’an Aluminium Smelter 212,000
PR China Hongjun Huomei Hongjun Aluminium Smelter 806,000
PR China Honglu Aluminium Honglu Aluminium Co 150,000
PR China Huasheng Jiangquan Huasheng Jiangquan Aluminum Co. 112,000
PR China Huaxin Huaxin Aluminum Industries 160,000
PR China Huayu Huayu Aluminium Works 100,000
PR China Inner Mongolia Datang Inner Mongolia Datang International 163,000
PR China Jiaozuo Shi Jiaozuo Wanfang Aluminium Smelter 300,000 300,000
PR China Jinning Jinning Aluminium Co 350,000
PR China Jinxi Xinfa Group 160,000
PR China Jinning Jinning Aluminium Smelter 350,000
PR China Ke’ao Shandong Yankuang Ke-au Aluminium 135,000
PR China Laibin Yinhai Laibin Yinhai Aluminium Company 250,000
PR China Lanzhou Shi Lanzhou Aluminium Smelter 718,000
PR China Lanzhou Liancheng Lanzhou Liancheng Aluminium Plant 390,000
PR China Linfeng Linfeng Aluminium 250,000
PR China Linzhou Lifeng Aluminium Co. Ltd. 240,000
PR China Longquan Aluminium Longquan Aluminium Smelter 400,000
PR China Meishan Qimingxing Sichuan Meishan Qimingxin Aluminium Co 130,000
PR China Mianchi Aluminium Mianchi Aluminium Plant 125,000
PR China Nanshan Shandong Nanshan Aluminum Co., Ltd. 840,000
PR China Neimeng Neimeng Jinlian Aluminium 800,000
PR China Ningdong Ningdong Aluminium 300,000
PR China Ningxia Ningxia Jinjiang Group 370,000
PR China Ningxia Ningxia St. Dehua 50,000 50,000
PR China Nongbashi Nongbashi Aluminium 1,020,000
PR China Nongliushi Nongliushi Smelter Xinjiang 1,400,000
PR China Pingguo Xian Pingguo Aluminum Co. 140,000
PR China Qiaotou Qiatou Aluminium Works 350,000
PR China Qinao Qinao Aluminium Smelter 160,000
PR China Qinghai Qinghai Aluminium Plant 436,000
PR China Qinghai Huanghe Qinghai Huanghe Aluminium Company 500,000
PR China Qinghai Xinheng Qinghai Xinheng Aluminium Plant 1,195,000
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 Qingtongxia Shi Qingtongxia Aluminum Co. 685,000
PR China Qinyang Henan Qinyang Aluminium Power 500,000 70,000
PR China Sanmenxia Shi Sanmenxia Tianyuan Aluminum Co. 120,000 20,000
PR China Shandong Aluminium Shandong Aluminium Smelter 555,000
PR China Shangdian Shangdian Aluminium Co. Ltd. 125,000
PR China Shanxian Hengkang Shanxian Hengkang Smelter 240,000
PR China Shanxi-Huaze Shanxi-Huaze Aluminium & Power Co. 651,000
PR China Shenhuo (old) Henan Shenhuo Aluminium Company 160,000 32,000
PR China Shenhuo (new) Henan Shenhuo Orient Aluminium Company 460,000 110,000
PR China Sichuan Qiya Qiya Group 200,000
PR China Taiyuan Shi Taiyuan Aluminium Works 100,000
PR China Tianshan Tianshan Group 400,000
PR China Tianyuan Tianyuan Aluminium Group 130,000 40,000
PR China Tongshuan Xinguang Tongchuan Xinguang Aluminium Co. Ltd. 110,000
PR China Tongshuan Tongshuan Aluminium Smelter 1,900,000
PR China Henan Wanji Henan Wanji Aluminum Co. Ltd. 530,000
PR China Shandong Weiqiao Shandong Weiqiao Aluminium Smelter 900,000 250,000
PR China Shandong Xinfa Shandong Xinfa Aluminium Co 1,150,000
PR China Wujiaqu Xinfa Group 1,350,000
PR China Xibu Xibu Shuidian Aluminium 250,000
PR China Xichuan Xichuan Ferro-Alloy Works 100,000
PR China Xiezhou Xiezhou Aluminium Works 330,000
PR China Xinfa Xinfa Xiwang Al & Power 175,000
PR China Xinjiang Jiarun Xinjiang Jiarun Aluminium 453,000
PR China Xinjiang Qiya Xinjiang Qiya Aluminium and Power 450,000
PR China Xinjiang Shenhuo Xinjiang Shenhuo Aluminium 480,000
PR China Xinjiang Xinfa Group 370,000
PR China Xinjiang Xinjiang Easthope Coal Power & Aluminium 954,000 200,000
PR China Xinjang Yihe Xinjiang Yihe Aluminium Smelter 400,000
PR China Yangquan Shandong Yangquan Aluminium Co. Ltd. 140,000
PR China Yichuan Henan Hong KongYugang Longquan Aluminium Co., Ltd. 620,000 60,000
PR China Yingkou Zhongwang Yingkou Zhongwang Aluminium Co. 430,000
PR China Yinhai Yinhai Aluminium Co. 100,000
PR China Yongchen City Yongchen Aluminium 500,000
PR China Yugang Longquan Henan Yugang Longquan Aluminium Co. Ltd. 600,000
PR China Yulian Power Henan Yulian Power Group. 120,000
PR China Yulin Shanxi Non-Ferrous Yulin Smelter 630,000
PR China Yungcheng Shanhe Yungcheng Shanhe Aluminium Co. 110,000
PR China Yuncheng Shi Shanxi Huasheng Aluminium Works 220,000
PR China Yunnan Yunnan Aluminium Co. Ltd. 500,000
PR China Yunnan Dongyuan Yunnan Dongyuan Smelter 240,000
PR China Yunnan Yongxin Yunnan Yongxin Metals Processing Co. 300,000
PR China Yunnan Zexin Yunnan Zexin Aluminium 300,000
PR China Zheijiang Huadong Zhejiang Huadong Aluminium Co. Ltd. 70,000
PR China Zhengxing Zhenxing Aluminium Smelter 120,000 70,000
PR China Zhongning Zhongning Aluminium Smelter 370,000
PR China Zhengzhuo Shi Zhengzhuo Aluminium Smelter 520,000
PR China Zhongfu Zhongfu Industry Group 308,000
PR China Zhonghe Zhonghe Group 180,000
PR China Zhongwang Liaoning Zhongwang 840,000
PR China Zouping Zouping Aluminium Smelter 141,000
PR China Zunyi Xian Zunyi Aluminium Works 242,000
Qatar Mesaieed Qatalum (Qatar Aluminium Co) 645,000
Romania Slatina SC Alro SA Slatina 250,000 40,000
Russia Bratsk Bratsk Aluminium Works-BrAZ 1,020,000
Russia Boguchany Boguchany Aluminium Works -BoAZ 600,000 450,000
Russia Shelekhovo Irkutsk Aluminium Works -IrkAZ 420,000
Russia Kandalaksha Kandalaksha Aluminium Works 72,500
Russia Krasnoyarsk Krasnoyarsk Aluminium Works – KrAZ 1,025,000
Russia Nadvoitsy Nadvoitsy Aluminium Works 12,000
Russia Novokuznetsk Novokuznetsk Aluminim Works – NAZ 215,000
Russia Sayanogorsk Sayan Aluminium Works – SaAZ 542,000 10,000
Russia Khakas Khakas Aluminium Works – KhAZ 300,000
Saudi Arabia Ras Al Khair Ma’aden Aluminium 760,000
Slovenia Kidricevo Talum dd Kidricevo 85,000
Slovkia Ziar nad Hronom Slovak Aluminium Co – SLOVALCO 175,000
South Africa Richards Bay, Hillside Hillside Aluminium 800,000 75,000
Spain Aviles Alcoa Inespal- Aviles Works 93,000 27,000
Spain La Coruña Alcoa Inespal- La Coruna Works 87,000 26,000
Spain San Ciprian Alcoa Inespal -San Ciprian Works 250,000 22,000
Sweden Sundsvall Kubikenborg Aluminium AB (Kubal) 135,000 10,000
Tajikistan Regar Tajikistan Aluminium Company (Talco) 450,000 350,000
Turkey Seydisehir Eti Alüminyum Inc 105,000
U.S. Sebree KY Century Sebree Works 210,000
U.S. Mount Holly SC Century Mt Holly Works 231,000 115,000
U.S. Evansville IN Alcoa – Warrick Operations 161,000
U.S. Massena NY Alcoa – Massena Operations 135,000
U.S. Wenatchee WA Alcoa – Wenatchee Works 144,000 144,000
U.S. Ferndale WA Alcoa – Intalco Aluminum Corp. 279,000 49,000
U.S. Hawesville KY Century Aluminum of Kentucky LLC 250,000 150,000
U.S. New Madrid MO ARG International (formerly Noranda) 280,000 280,000
UAE Jebel Ali EGA – Emirates Global Aluminum (DUBAL) 1,160,000
UAE Taweelah, Abu Dhabi EGA – Emirates Global Aluminum (EMAL) 1,500,000
Ukraine Zaporozhye Zaporizhsky Alyuminievy Kombinat (Zalk) 115,000 115,000
United Kingdom Fort William SIMEC – Lochaber Smelter 50,000
Venezuela Puerto Ordaz Alcasa – (Aluminios del Caroni C.A.) 170,000 141,500
Venezuela Mantanzas CVG Venalum 448,000 357,000

Compiled by R. P. Pawlek (2 January 2018).
Of this worldwide aluminum smelter capacity, 45,923,000 tonnes are located in China, where 11 million tonnes of smelter capacity is said to be curtailed during winter months. Of the 78,717,000 tonnes of worldwide nameplate aluminum smelter capacity, 62,497,000 tonnes seem to be in operation.

This table also appears in the February 2018 issue of Light Metal Age alongside Rudolf Pawlek’s article, “Primary Aluminum Activities in the Year 2017,” which offers an overview of smelting activities throughout the year. Subscribe to receive a copy of the issue.

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