• Bécancour Smelter (ABI)



  • The Bécancour Smelter (ABI) was built at a cost of $1.65 billion, $73 million of which was allocated to environmental protection. ABI launched its operations on April 20, 1986.
  • It has an annual production capacity of 413,000 metric tons of billet, T-ingot, and slab.
  • Raw materials are received at the Port of Bécancour.
  • ABI is ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 17025 certified.
  • Alcoa, which operates the plant, owns 74.95%, and Rio Tinto owns 25.05%
  • It is a Distinction member, the highest level, of Hydro-Québec’s Energy Saver’s Circle, a network of industrial energy efficiency leaders.


Economic impact

  • In 2015, its activities generated economic spin-offs of more than $618 million in Québec.



  • In 2015, ABI, Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation invested nearly $284,000 in regional grants and sponsorships.