History of Alcoa in Australia
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June: Alumina Refinery Agreement Act ratified by the Western Australian government and Alcoa is granted its bauxite lease.Dec: Construction began at the Kwinana Alumina Refinery and Point Henry Aluminium Smelter
Feb: Official opening of the Kwinana Alumina RefineryApril: First ingot is poured at Point Henry using US sourced aluminaJuly: Official opening of the Jarrahdale Bauxite Mine
Feb: First export shipment of Kwinana alumina to Japan on the Lake SorrellJuly: First export shipment of aluminium ingot from Point Henry
April: Point Henry Rolling Mill began operating
March: Anglesea Power Station officially opened to supply power to Point HenryDec: Began construction of the Pinjarra Alumina Refinery
Jan: Bauxite mining begins at Del ParkMay: Pinjarra Alumina Refinery is commissioned
Bauxite mining begins at Huntly Bauxite Mine Pinjarra Alumina Refinery expanded to five units
Jan: Began construction of the Wagerup Alumina Refinery
Construction of the Portland Aluminium Smelter begins but is postponed until 1982
Alcoa underwrites the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline and the Kwinana and Pinjarra refineries switch their powerhouses to clean and efficient gas
Feb: Wagerup Alumina Refinery is commissioned Bauxite mining begins at Willowdale Bauxite Mine
Feb: Alcoa ships 50 millionth tonne of aluminaOct: First aluminium produced at Portland Aluminium Smelter CITIC becomes Alcoa's partner in Portland, joined by the Marubeni Corporation in 1992
Oct: Began operations at Hedges Gold
June: Alcoa becomes the first mining company in the world to receive a United nations Award for Environmental Excellence
Mining ends at Del Park
July: Alcoa ships 100 millionth tonne of alumina
Dec: Alcoa Kaal Australia is formed (now known as Alcoa Australia Rolled Products)
April: Relocated corporate office from Melbourne to Perth
Dec: Mining ends at Jarrahdale Bauxite Mine and rehabilitation begins
Feb: Last gold pour at Hedge Gold MineJune: Completed expansion at Wagerup
April: Alcoa Inc listed on the Australian Stock Exchange
Rehabilitation of Jarrahdale Bauxite Mine is completed and site is officially closed
McCoy bauxite mine operations commissioned at Huntly Alcoa joined Alinta Ltd and DUET to purchase the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline
April: 1st cogeneration power plant at Pinjarra Alumina Refinery commissionedSept: Approval for expansion at the Wagerup Alumina Refinery
Pinjarra Efficiency Upgrade completed
Work suspended on the proposed expansion of the Wagerup Refinery (Wagerup 3) until market conditions improve Alcoa Anglesea Coal Mine celebrates its 40th birthday
Wagerup Refinery and Willowdale Mine celebrate 25 years of operation Anglesea Power Station celebrates 40th anniversary
Pinjarra Refinery celebrates 40 years of operation
Alcoa celebrates 30 year partnership with Greening Australia
Alcoa of Australia Ltd, Mining Operations, Kwinana Refinery and Point Henry Smelter celebrate 50 years of operation
August: Point Henry Smelter closes.
November: Wagerup Refinery celebrates 30 years of operations.
December: Alcoa Australia Rolled Products (AARP) closes Point Henry Rolling Mill and Yennora Rolling Mill and Recycling Facility.
August: Angelsea Coal Mine and Power Station closes.
September: Michael Parker named President Alcoa Refining and Australia Region; succeeds Alan Cransberg who retires.
October: Worm Farm celebrates 20 years Pinjarra.
February: One billion tonnes of bauxite mined following 53 years of operation in Western Australia.
April: Bunbury Port load facility celebrates 40 years of operation.