• December 21, 2015

    Alcoa goes bush with GPS technology

    Alcoa’s clearing operators at Huntly mine have taken technology into the bush, using GPS enabled tablets to improve the quality and efficiency of the forest clearing process. Initiated by self-confessed technology geek, Cameron Richardson, Environmental Research Scientist, and Andrew Bahnsen, GIS Analyst, the technology has replaced the need to interpret...

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  • December 07, 2015

    Alcoa launches Point Henry 575: The Next Generation

    Alcoa would like to hear your views on the future of Point Henry 575 Alcoa of Australia today launched a community engagement process to help shape Alcoa’s Master Plan for its 575 hectare site at Point Henry: Point Henry 575, the next generation. Alcoa Director of Asset Planning and Eastern...

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  • November 29, 2015

    New Alcoa diversity champion for gay and lesbian equality

    Alcoa’s Wagerup Refinery Manager Mark Hodgson has been announced as the new Australian lead for the company’s diversity support and network group Employees at Alcoa for Gay and Lesbian Equality (EAGLE).

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  • November 25, 2015

    Fatality at Kwinana alumina refinery

    Alcoa of Australia is deeply saddened to report that at approximately 12.30pm on Wednesday 25 November 2015 a contractor was fatally injured in a fall at its Kwinana alumina refinery. No other employees or contractors were injured in the accident. The entire Alcoa workforce has been affected by the tragic...

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  • November 13, 2015

    Alcoa attracts mums back to work every time

    Alcoa offers women 16 weeks of fully paid maternity leave and a part-time return to work option of a minimum 14 hours per week - which makes the issue of childcare an easier one for mums to navigate. Through the Alcoa Women’s Network, a ‘Mums n Bubs’ support group has also been initiated, which keeps women on maternity leave connected to the workplace.

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  • November 11, 2015

    Portland Aluminium injects US$36,000 into the local community through ACTION grants

    Fifteen groups and organisations were successful in receiving an ACTION grant from Portland Aluminium.

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  • October 26, 2015

    $10,000 for Mandurah Wildlife Rescue

    Alcoa Huntly Mine Manager Brett Hodges volunteered at the animal rescue shelter on the weekend and said that it was an honour to present the cheque.

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  • October 22, 2015

    Alcoa welcomes Western Trade Coast Protection Area legislation proposal

    Alcoa welcomes the State Government’s proposed legislation to formalise a Protection Area around the Western Trade Coast industrial area. The legislation is an important planning tool that will help protect the state’s valuable Kwinana industrial assets that provide employment for thousands of Western Australians, and avoid future land-use conflicts. Alcoa...

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  • October 22, 2015

    New Alcoa chief transforms Silver Chain garden in 110th anniversary year

    Alcoa of Australia’s new chief, Michael Parker, was among thousands of Alcoa employees who rolled up their sleeves at 100-plus projects across Australia to support non-profit organisations during the company’s 10th annual global Month of Service.

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  • October 22, 2015

    Pinjarra Worm Farm celebrates 20 years

    Pinjarra Refinery Manager Simon Pascoe said recycling and material re-use had been part of Alcoa’s business practices for many years.

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  • September 30, 2015

    'World’s most influential alumina refining scientist'

    As a teenager he tinkered with chemistry sets and made his own electronic gadgets. Now some 40 years on, Dr Ian Harrison, Director Research and Development at Alcoa’s Global Refining Technology Delivery Group (TDG), is arguably one of the world’s most influential alumina refining scientists.

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  • September 28, 2015

    Alcoa to Separate into Two Industry-Leading Public Companies, Completing Successful Multi-Year Transformation

    For further information please see the Alcoa Inc. media release. Australian media enquiries should be directed to Alcoa of Australia Director Corporate Affairs Brian Doy via brian.doy@alcoa.com.au or 0404 800 690.

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  • September 15, 2015

    Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry

    On 31 August the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry Board delivered the Governor of Victoria its findings into opportunities to minimise fire risk at the Anglesea Mine for the 2015/16 summer season.

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  • September 14, 2015

    Alcoa-Western Shield partnership out-foxes predators

    This cute baby Western Pygmy Possum is expected to thrive in its native jarrah forest habitat, but a number of its cousins are still on the endangered species list. Garrett Dixon, President Alcoa Mining said, "Our support for the Western Shield program follows Alcoa’s previous support for Operation Foxglove from...

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  • August 31, 2015

    Anglesea power station closes

    Today, after 46 years, Alcoa will officially close its Anglesea power station and mine operations. Last week Anglesea Power Station Manager Warren Sharp paid tribute to the employees at what is a very sad time for them and their families. “For 46 years this has been a very well run...

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  • August 28, 2015

    Anglesea community groups share in Alcoa grants

    Alcoa yesterday announced $225,000 in grants to its long term community partners in Anglesea to help them transition to a future without Alcoa.

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  • August 22, 2015

    Anglesea station powers down

    Last night Alcoa powered down the Anglesea Power Station for the final time, after 46 years of operation. At 8:48pm, long term employees joined Power Station supervisor Bryce Hutton to shut down the station’s boiler, which produces steam to drive the turbine and produce power. “We were planning to power...

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  • July 31, 2015

    Alcoa launches workplace diversity initiative

    Incoming President Alcoa Refining and Australia Region Michael Parker and Western Australian of the Year Community Award winner Dr Ros Worthington pledge to be a Catalyst for Change. Employees from across Alcoa’s Western Australian operations made a pledge to support the advancement of women in the workplace at the launch...

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  • July 30, 2015

    Termination of gas sales agreement with Buru Energy

    Alcoa of Australia’s $40 million gas sales agreement with Buru Energy (formerly ARC Energy) has been terminated following discussions between the companies and after Alcoa secured alternative gas supplies to power its Western Australian refineries.

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  • July 23, 2015

    Alcoa apprentice graduates awarded

    The Apprentice of the Year is selected based on a range of criteria including safety and work ethics, workplace achievements and feedback from qualified tradespeople.

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  • June 30, 2015

    Alcoa leader named as one of Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Engineers

    Alan Cransberg, President of Alcoa Refining and Chairman and Managing Director of Alcoa of Australia, has been named by Engineers Australia for the eighth time in Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Engineers.

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  • June 24, 2015

    Michael Parker named President Alcoa Refining and Australia Region; succeeds Alan Cransberg who will retire

    Alan Cransberg, an iconic leader and respected employee of 35 years. Alcoa today announced that Michael Parker will become President Alcoa Refining and Australia Region effective 25 September. He succeeds Alan Cransberg who will retire from Alcoa after 35 years of distinguished service. Parker will be responsible for Alcoa's refineries...

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  • June 15, 2015

    Alcoa Foundation awards seven sought-after scholarships

    Proud parents Mark and Beth Butler with daughter Chloe, Stuart Humble with son Michael and Ray Howell with daughter Cassie. The Alcoa Foundation has awarded seven Australian high school students with a US$4,000 scholarship to support their tertiary education in 2016. The competitive Alcoa Foundation Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program...

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  • May 12, 2015

    Alcoa to Close the Anglesea Power Station

    NEW YORK, May 11 and Geelong, AUSTRALIA, May 12, 2015 – Lightweight metals leader Alcoa (NYSE: AA) today announced that Alcoa of Australia will permanently close the Anglesea coal mine and power station on August 31, 2015. The Anglesea power station previously supplied approximately 40 percent of the power needs...

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  • April 09, 2015

    Alcoa secures new gas supply agreement to power its alumina refineries in Western Australia

    Alcoa of Australia Limited has secured a new 12-year gas supply agreement to power its alumina refineries in Western Australia.

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  • April 01, 2015

    Determined Donna takes out top trainee award

    The mother of four began her traineeship with Alcoa in November 2013 after 10 years working in the retail industry and is described by her supervisor as a ‘determined and motivated individual who thrives on a challenge’.

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  • March 24, 2015

    Alcoa pleased to support establishment of Kimberley National Park

    Alcoa has joined its joint venture partner Rio Tinto in supporting establishment of a Kimberley National Park by terminating the Alumina Refinery (Mitchell Plateau) Agreement Act 1971. The joint venture partners have agreed to terminate the State Agreement with the Western Australia government for the development of bauxite mining and...

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  • March 09, 2015

    Santos agreement will meet 18 per cent of WA gas requirements

    Alcoa today welcomed the announcement of a new gas supply agreement with Santos.

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  • March 06, 2015

    Aluminium a stand out at Sculpture by the Sea

    Tim Macfarlane Reid with his sculpture 'One Door Opens', which is made of aluminium and steel. It is stylish, strong, lightweight, non-corrosive and shines brilliantly in daylight; all reasons why nine artists used aluminium in their Sculpture by the Sea artworks this year. 2015 marks the 11th year founding partner...

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  • February 26, 2015

    Alcoa celebrates environmental heroes

    SALP program volunteers at Kings Park. The funds will target revegetation of priority waterways, bush land restoration, dieback management, the installation of fencing, weed control and the removal and management of feral pests. A joint initiative of Perth Region Natural Resource Management, the Swan River Trust and Alcoa of Australia,...

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