Alcoa World Alumina Australia has been operating in Australia for over 40 years and is now the world’s biggest producer of alumina and a leading producer of aluminium in Australia. The Port of Bunbury has grown with Alcoa and is crucial to Alcoa’s alumina operations in Western Australia. The world class port is one of Australia’s most efficient and a strategic asset for WA.
Bauxite mines at Huntly and Willowdale in the Darling Range supply raw material to alumina refineries at Kwinana, Pinjarra and Wagerup, which produce almost eight million tonnes of alumina every year. This alumina is then exported through the shipping terminals at Bunbury and Kwinana to Alcoa’s aluminium smelters in Victoria and overseas. The alumina industry accounts for around 75 per cent of the Port’s throughput.
Through the Port of Bunbury, Alcoa ships all of the alumina produced from its Wagerup Refinery and most of the alumina produced at Pinjarra Refinery. The alumina exported through Alcoa’s Bunbury Port equates to approximately 12% of world demand.