• Deschambault Smelter



  • The Deschambault Smelter was built at a cost of $1 billion and launched its operations in 1992.
  • It has a production capacity of 260,000 metric tons of aluminum ingots annually. It also produces liquid aluminum used in manufacturing aluminum sheet.
  • Its world-class laboratory provides analysis services for clients around the globe.
  • Its operational expertise has made the Deschambault Smelter the home of Alcoa’s Smelting Centre of Excellence.
  • The Deschambault Smelter was the first aluminum producer in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 certification and the first aluminum producer in Québec to receive the ISO 9002 certification. The Smelter is also ISO 17025 certified.
  • Its environmental performance is a worldwide benchmark in water management, thanks to its zero wastewater discharge system, as well as in fluoride collection and treatment processes.
  • 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 nearly $320 million in Québec.



  • The Deschambault Smelter, Alcoa, and Alcoa Foundation donated more than $280,000 in grants and sponsorships in 2015, and its employees performed over 7,800 hours of volunteer work.