• Baie-Comeau Smelter



  • The Baie-Comeau Smelter was built at a cost of $1.65 billion and launched its operations in December 1957.
  • Its two series of prebake technology cells have an annual production capacity of 280,000 metric tons of T-ingot and slab.
  • It operates its own port facilities for receiving alumina.
  • It holds the following certifications: ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 17025.
  • 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 $363 million in Québec.



  • The smelter is Baie-Comeau’s largest employer and its employees are highly involved in the community. It supports a number of organizations, including the Manicouagan-Uapishka World Biosphere Reserve.
  • The Baie-Comeau Smelter, Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation invested $292,000 in various community support programs in 2015.