About Aluminium Smelting

Alcoa in Victoria
Alcoa’s two Victorian aluminium smelters produce approximately 30% of Australia’s total aluminium production.
 
At Point Henry near Geelong, Alcoa owns and operates a smelter that has a capacity of 190,000 tonnes of aluminium a year. And in Portland, a joint venture smelter managed by Alcoa is capable of producing approximately 358,000 tonnes of aluminium a year.

Alcoa is Victoria’s largest exporter with overseas sales worth $1.2 billion a year. This equates to about 4% of the State’s exports.

Every year Alcoa injects around $800 million into the Victorian economy.
 
Alcoa has been a major contributor to the infrastructure of Victoria since it started operations in 1963.

• The Portland Aluminium smelter was the catalyst for the construction of a high voltage line from Geelong to Portland, thus providing an interstate interconnector between Victoria and South Australia
• Connecting South Australia to the Victorian grid has enabled South Australians to access a more stable and reliable power supply.
 
Alcoa employs around 1,500 people at its aluminium smelting and rolling operations in Victoria and in excess of 400 contractors. 

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Alcoa is Victoria's largest exporter



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Portland Aluminium



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Point Henry