List of alumina refineries

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This is a list of alumina refineries in the world. The list is incomplete and missing some data.

Smelter-grade alumina refineries[edit]

Country Location Coordinates Total Annual Capacity (kt) Ownership
Australia Gove, Northern Territory 12°11′17″S 136°41′11″E / 12.18806°S 136.68639°E / -12.18806; 136.68639 (Alcan Gove alumina refinery) 3,700 (suspended in 2013)[1] 100% Rio Tinto Alcan (Alcan 2006)
Australia Gladstone, Queensland 23°52′1″S 151°17′25″E / 23.86694°S 151.29028°E / -23.86694; 151.29028 (QAL alumina refinery) 3,954 80% Queensland Alumina Limited [2]
Australia Yarwun, Queensland 23°49′36″S 151°9′13″E / 23.82667°S 151.15361°E / -23.82667; 151.15361 (Rio Tinto Yarwun alumina refinery) 1,400 100% Rio Tinto Alcan[3]
Australia Kwinana 32°11′40″S 115°46′38″E / 32.19444°S 115.77722°E / -32.19444; 115.77722 (Alcoa Kwinana alumina refinery) 2,150 100% Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals [4]
Australia Pinjarra, Western Australia 32°38′40″S 115°56′58″E / 32.64444°S 115.94944°E / -32.64444; 115.94944 (Alcoa Pinjarra alumina refinery) 4,200 100% Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals [4]
Australia Wagerup, Western Australia 32°55′2″S 115°54′50″E / 32.91722°S 115.91389°E / -32.91722; 115.91389 (Alcoa Wagerup alumina refinery) 2,400 100% Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals [4]
Australia Worsley, Western Australia 33°13′57″S 116°4′6″E / 33.23250°S 116.06833°E / -33.23250; 116.06833 (BHP Biliton Worsley alumina refinery) 4,600 86% BHP Billiton, 10% Japan Alumina Associates, 4% Sojitz Alumina [5]
Azerbaijan Ganja 450 DET.Al Holding
Azerbaijan Gyandzha Alumina peak of 410 in 1988, closed as of 1997 due to energy issues Azeralyuminii [6] (Levine, 1996)
Bosnia Herzegovina Birac 600 Energoinvest Alumina, (United Nations 2000),[6]
Bosnia Herzegovina Mostar Alumina 43°16′30″N 17°49′14″E / 43.27500°N 17.82056°E / 43.27500; 17.82056 (Mostar alumina refinery) Energoinvest Alumina [6]
Brazil Alumar, Sao Luis, Maranhao 2°42′32″S 44°20′49″W / 2.70889°S 44.34694°W / -2.70889; -44.34694 (Alumar alumina refinery) 3,500 19% Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals, 35% Alcoa, 36% BHP Billiton, 10% Rio Tinto Alcan [4]
Brazil Pocos De Caldas, Alcominas 21°50′30″S 46°35′24″W / 21.84167°S 46.59000°W / -21.84167; -46.59000 (Pocos De Caldas alumina refinery) 390 100% Alcoa [6]
Brazil Belem, Alunorte, Barcarena, Pará 1°32′43″S 48°44′4″W / 1.54528°S 48.73444°W / -1.54528; -48.73444 (Alunorte alumina refinery) 6,200, expansion to 6,400 concluded in 2008. 86.0% Norsk Hydro, 3.6% CBA, 1.2% Japan Alunorte Investment, 0.1% Mitsubishi Corp., 0.2% Mitsui & Co, 3.8% NAAC [7] (Hydro Aluminium 2004)
Brazil Alumínio 23°31′53″S 47°15′59″W / 23.53139°S 47.26639°W / -23.53139; -47.26639 (Alumínio refinery) 940 100% Cia Brasileira de Aluminio [6]
Brazil Alumina Rondon 4°46′40″S 48°04′02″W / 4.77778°S 48.06722°W / -4.77778; -48.06722 (Alumina Rondon refinery) 3,000 in 2019 100% Cia Brasileira de Aluminio [6]
Brazil Ouro Preto 150 66.67% Hindustan Aluminium, 33.33% Novelis
Canada Saguenay, Quebec 48°25′37″N 71°9′44″W / 48.42694°N 71.16222°W / 48.42694; -71.16222 (Alcan Vaudreuil refinery) 1,400 100% Rio Tinto Alcan (Alcan 2006)
China Guizhou Alumina 1,100 100% Chinalco,[6] (United Nations 2000)
China Pingguo Alumina 23°20′12″N 107°29′43″E / 23.33667°N 107.49528°E / 23.33667; 107.49528 (Pingguo Al Plant) 955 100% Chinalco,[6] (United Nations 2000)
China Shandong Alumina 1,650 100% Chinalco,[6] (United Nations 2000)
China Shanxi Alumina 2,250 100% Chinalco,[6] (United Nations 2000)
China Dingtai Tuoyuan 150
China East Hope (Sanmenxia) 34°44′35″N 111°14′18″E / 34.74306°N 111.23833°E / 34.74306; 111.23833 (Sanmenxia Al Plant) 650
China Guixi Huayin 200
China Jiaokou 50
China Kaiman 1100
China Lubei 320
China Luneng Jinbei 975
China Nanchuan 0
China Nanshan 400
China Pingdingshan 375
China Shanxi Tongde 0
China Luneng Jinbei 975
China Wanji Xiangjiang 34°45′14″N 112°4′20″E / 34.75389°N 112.07222°E / 34.75389; 112.07222 (Wanji Al Plant) 400
China Weiqiao 2500
China Wusheng (Pinglu) 200
China Xinfa Huayu (Chiping Xinfa) 2300
China Yangquan 400
China Yimei 150
China Yunnan 0
China Zhengzhou 2490
China Zhongmei 83
China Zhongzhou 2000
China Zunyi 0
France Gardanne 43°27′9″N 5°27′41″E / 43.45250°N 5.46139°E / 43.45250; 5.46139 (Alteo Gardanne alumina refinery) 650 100% Rio Tinto Alcan (Alcan 2006)
Germany Martinswerk Alumina 0 100% Albemarle Corporation [6]
Germany Stade Alumina 650 Dadco Alumina and Chemicals Ltd, VAW aluminium AG,[6] (United Nations 2000)
Greece Distomon Alumina 830 100% Mytilineos Holdings through Rio Tinto Alcan through Pechiney
Guinea Friguia 755 100% Alumina Company of Guinea [2]
Guinea Sangaredi - currently in Feasibility Study 11°5′26″N 13°59′38″W / 11.09056°N 13.99389°W / 11.09056; -13.99389 (Sangaredi alumina refinery) 0 33% Global Alumina, 33% BHP Billiton, 25% Dubai Aluminium Company Limited, 8.3% Mubadala Development Company PJSC [8]
Hungary Ajka 47°5′17″N 17°29′50″E / 47.08806°N 17.49722°E / 47.08806; 17.49722 (Ajka alumina refinery) 300 100% Hungalu,[6] (United Nations 2000)
Hungary Aloxid Alumina 100% Hungalu,[6]
Hungary MOTIM-Magyarovar Alumina 75 United Company of Rusal,[6] (United Nations 2000)
India Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 17°35′34″N 82°45′8″E / 17.59278°N 82.75222°E / 17.59278; 82.75222 (AAL Makavarapalem) 1500 Anrak Aluminium Ltd,
India Belgaum, Karnataka 390 Indal, Hindalco,[6] (United Nations 2000)
India Damanjodi, Orissa 18°46′26″N 82°53′37″E / 18.77389°N 82.89361°E / 18.77389; 82.89361 (Nalco Damanjodi Alumina Refinery) 1,600 NALCO,[6] (United Nations 2000)
India Gujarat Alumina Project [6]
India Korba Alumina, Chhattisgarh 22°23′39″N 82°43′53″E / 22.39417°N 82.73139°E / 22.39417; 82.73139 (Balco Korba Aluminium Complex) 205 BALCO, Sterlite Industries,[6] (United Nations 2000)
India Vedanta Alumina, Lanjigarh, Orissa ( Worly Technology ) 19°42′24″N 83°22′00″E / 19.70667°N 83.36667°E / 19.70667; 83.36667 (Vedanta Alumina Lanjigarh) 1000 (to be 1400 in 2011) Vedanta Resources
India Mettur Alumina, Tamil Nadu 11°48′32″N 77°49′44″E / 11.80889°N 77.82889°E / 11.80889; 77.82889 100 Malco, Sterlite Industries,[6] (United Nations 2000)
India Muri Alumina 120 Indal, Hindalco,[6] (United Nations 2000)
India Renukoot Alumina, Uttar Pradesh 700 Hindalco,[6] (United Nations 2000)
India Utkal Alumina Project, Kashipur, Orissa 19°11′23″N 83°1′43″E / 19.18972°N 83.02861°E / 19.18972; 83.02861 (Utkal Alumina Refinery) 1500 Hindalco [6]
Iran Jajarm Alumina 280 100% Iran Alumia co,[6] (United Nations 2000)
Ireland Aughinish 52°37′35″N 9°3′53″W / 52.62639°N 9.06472°W / 52.62639; -9.06472 (Aughinish alumina refinery) 1,900 United Company of Rusal 100%,[9] (Rusal 2007)
Italy Eurallumina 39°12′26″N 8°23′50″E / 39.20722°N 8.39722°E / 39.20722; 8.39722 (Euralumina alumina refinery) 1,100 United Company of Rusal 100%,[10] (Rusal 2007)
Jamaica Clarendon 1,400 50% Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals, 50% Jamaican Government [4]
Jamaica Ewarton Alumina 675 Jamaican Government, United Company of Rusal [6]
Jamaica Nain St. Elizabeth (Alpart) 1,700 65% United Company of Rusal, 35% Hydro Aluminium [6]
Jamaica Kirkvine Alumina 625 Jamaican Government, United Company of Rusal
Japan Ehime 0 100% Sumitomo Chemical,[6]
Japan SAL Yokohama Alumina 0 100% Showa Denko KK,[6]
Japan Shimizu Alumina 0 100% Nippon Light Metals,[6] (United Nations 2000)
Kazakhstan Pavlodar Alumina 1,540 100% Alkaz,[6] (United Nations 2000)
Romania Oradea 400 100% Russky Alyuminy,[6]
Romania Tulcea 600 (idled in Feb 2007) 100% Alro SA, Slatina,[6]
Russia Achinsk Alumina Refinery 1,100 100% United Company of Rusal [2]
Russia Bauxitogorsk 186 100% United Company of Rusal [2]
Russia Bogoslovsk 59°46′42″N 60°10′12″E / 59.77833°N 60.17000°E / 59.77833; 60.17000 (Bogoslovsk alumina refinery) 1100 100% United Company of Rusal [2]
Russia Komi Aluminium Project, Sosnogorsk, Komi Republic 1,400 (Under Construction) United Company of Rusal [11]
Russia Ural Aluminium Smelter, Kamensk-Uralsky, Sverdlovsk Region 56°22′17″N 61°58′14″E / 56.37139°N 61.97056°E / 56.37139; 61.97056 (Ural Aluminium Smelter) 750 United Company of Rusal,[11] (United Nations 2000)
Russia Pikalevo Alumina Refinery, Leningrad region 268 100% United Company of Rusal,[11] (United Nations 2000)
Russia Volkhov Alumina 400 100% North-West Aluminium,[6] (United Nations 2000)
Spain San Ciprian 1,530 100% Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals [4]
Slovakia Slovalco 180 100% Zavod SNP,[6] (United Nations 2000)
Slovenia Talum Alumina 0 100% Eti Holding S.A.[6]
Suriname Paranam 5°35′35.91″N 55°6′11.11″W / 5.5933083°N 55.1030861°W / 5.5933083; -55.1030861 (Paranam alumina refinery) 2,200 100% Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals [4]
Turkey Seydisehir Alumina 200 100% Eti Holding S.A.,[6] (United Nations 2000)
Ukraine Zaporozhye Aluminium Combine, Zaporozhye City 47°53′27″N 35°12′14″E / 47.89083°N 35.20389°E / 47.89083; 35.20389 (Zaporozhye Aluminium Combine refinery) 270 United Company of Rusal,[11]
Ukraine Nikolaev Alumina Refinery 1421 100% United Company of Rusal [2]
United Kingdom Burntisland 120 (closed 2002) 100% Rio Tinto Alcan,[6] (United Nations 2000)
US Virgin Islands St. Croix 0,600 (closed since 2000) 100% Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals (Plunkert 1997),[12]
USA Burnside 30°8′17″N 90°55′23″W / 30.13806°N 90.92306°W / 30.13806; -90.92306 (Almatis Burnside alumina refinery) 0,560 100% Almatis
USA Baton Rouge 0 100% LaRoche Chemical Co,[6]
USA Gramercy, Louisiana 30°2′19.5″N 90°49′47.6″W / 30.038750°N 90.829889°W / 30.038750; -90.829889 (Gramercy alumina refinery) 1,215 United Company of Rusal [13][14]
USA Point Comfort, Texas 28°39′3″N 96°33′45″W / 28.65083°N 96.56250°W / 28.65083; -96.56250 (Point Comfort alumina refinery) 2,330 100% Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals [4]
USA Corpus Christi 27°53′0″N 97°15′32″W / 27.88333°N 97.25889°W / 27.88333; -97.25889 (Sherwin Corpus Christi alumina refinery) 1,610 Sherwin Alumina Company [15]
Venezuela Bauxilum 2,000 Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana [16]
Venezuela Venalum 0 Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana
Vietnam Lam Dong Project 0 Pechiney, CAV [6]
Vietnam Tan Rai Alumina Project 0 [6]
Yugoslavia Podgorica Alumina 0 Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica, CAV,[6] (United Nations 2000)

Specialty alumina plants[edit]

Country Location Total Annual Capacity (kt) Ownership
Canada Brockville, Ontario 20 100% Rio Tinto Alcan (Alcan 2006)
Canada Saguenay, Quebec 180 100% Rio Tinto Alcan (Alcan 2006)
France Gardanne 435 100% Rio Tinto Alcan (Alcan 2006)
France Beyrede 28 100% Rio Tinto Alcan (Alcan 2006)
France La Bathie 31 100% Rio Tinto Alcan (Alcan 2006)
Germany Teutschenthal 28 100% Rio Tinto Alcan (Alcan 2006)
Russia Boksitogorsk Alumina Refinery 100% United Company of Rusal [2]
USA Sherwin 300 Sherwin Alumina Company [15]
Korea Mopko 180 South Korea General Chemical Corporation

See also[edit]


References[edit]

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