Alcoa's Energy Project

Alcoa's Energy Project

Alcoa completes energy infrastructure project at its Deschambault smelter in Canada to boost aluminium production, improve stability.

Alcoa Corporation has announced it has officially marked the completion of a capital project that is expected to improve stability, increase efficiency, and boost production at its Deschambault aluminium smelter in Quebec, Canada.

The smelter has finished the installation of upgraded electrical infrastructure, the result of a $47 million capital project to help the site continue to improve operations. The work included the addition of a third electrical transformer to provide more amperage to the smelting pots and enable increased metal production. In addition, upgraded environmental equipment will allow the plant to maintain environmental compliance as it works to increase aluminium production in the coming years.

In 2019, the Canadian government, through its Strategic Innovation Fund, announced a CA$10 million contribution toward the project at Deschambault.

“Through continuous improvement, we have been able to economically increase the capabilities of many of our assets, and this capital project at Deschambault should help us meet the strong demand we’re seeing for sustainably produced aluminium,” says

John Slaven, Alcoa’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.

“We appreciate the dedication of our employees and the strong support from our stakeholders, including the investment from the Government of Canada.” He continued.

Image: Teams celebrated the recently inaugurated energy infrastructure project at the Deschambault aluminium smelter.


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