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message from alan cransberg, managing director, alcoa of australia

An exciting announcement in Victoria this month – Alcoa is helping facilitate the development of geothermal energy in Victoria by signing a Memorandum of Intent with Greenearth Energy. This is an important move towards the establishment of base load renewable energy in Victoria, and we are very pleased to be a part of it. Read more. 

We continue to play our part in striving towards a secure energy future for all, and this month appeared before the WA Parliamentary Inquiry into domestic gas prices. There are some key policy changes which are needed to further stimulate domestic gas supply and competition, without prejudicing LNG exports.  Access to competitively priced gas has become a strategic risk to many sectors in the State, which is certain to negatively impact the whole Australian economy if the right balance isn’t struck between export and domestic gas supply.

Great news last week, with our global refining R&D team, based at Kwinana Refinery in WA, winning the ‘Australian Government Engineering Innovation Award’ at the national Engineering Excellence Awards in Canberra. Congratulations to the very clever Alcoans involved in what is leading-edge technology for the alumina industry. Read more. 

Our fifth global volunteering month in October was a big success, with 35%-40% employee involvement – benchmark for corporate volunteering participation in Australia. During Month of Service, our people gave more than 7500 hours to community projects, helped over 600 community groups and planted over 4000 native seedlings – I’m sure you’ll agree, a fantastic effort.

This is the final edition for 2010. As always we welcome your feedback on this newsletter and our business. And if there’s anything you’d like to hear about next year, please drop us a line. 


part of our everyday lives

ferrari and alcoa

Light weight Alcoa alum-
inium wheels will be a main feature on the new and critically acclaimed Ferrari 458 Italia.
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our business

recycling video

Alcoa releases a comedic video about the importance of recycling, following the launch of our first iPhone app.
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part of the solution

renewable energy generation
Working in partnership towards base load renewable energy generation in Victoria.
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partnering stronger communities

keeping kids injury free

KIDS Found-
ation and Alcoa Foundation continue education on injury prevent-
ion, while employees dig deep for community.
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our people

best mine manager & engineers

Alcoa’s Bill Knight takes out top honours at the annual Australian Mining Pros-
pect Awards, while our Pinjarra engineers receive a ‘highly commended’.
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