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Alcoa World Alumina

AWAM is part of the world's largest network of alumina production facilities, Alcoa World Alumina. Find out more at Alcoa's global alumina web site.

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Alcoa World Alumina Minerals is the world's leading global source of aluminas for the chemicals industry. AWAM draws on a network of four global alumina refineries, located in Australia, Brazil, USA and Spain, to produce commodity-grade product to meet the needs of manufacturers worldwide.

AWAM serves customers in North America through Alcoa's alumina refinery in Point Comfort, Texas. Built in 1948, this ISO9002 and ISO 14001 facility supports up to 2.3 million tons per year of production. Point Comfort is a "double digest" six digester unit plant using the traditional Bayer process. Chemical products include aluminum fluoride and C-30 hydrate. Its strategic location and the Alcoa global network make it the ideal source for industrial minerals for customers in North America.
Alcoa World Alumina Signs MOU with Vinacomin for Bauxite, Alumina Refinery Joint Venture

April 24, 2006 PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 24, 2006--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today announced that its Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals affiliate has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Vietnam National Coal-Minerals Industries Group (VINACOMIN) where the parties will explore the feasibility of creating a joint venture to develop a bauxite mine and alumina refinery in the Dak Nong Province of Vietnam.