Top 10 Largest Aluminium Smelters In The World

Two from the UAE and one from Bahrain feature on the list of the world’s largest smelters by capacity.



The GCC is expected to account for 13 per cent of the world’s total aluminium production by the end of 2013, with total output estimated to reach five million tonnes per year by 2014.

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), Dubai Aluminium (Dubal), Emirates Aluminium (Emal), Qatar Aluminium (Qatalum) and Sohar in Oman collectively produced 3.73 million tonnes of primary aluminium in 2012, up seven per cent from 3.48 million tonnes in 2011, according to the Gulf Aluminium Council (GAC).

The region is ramping up production even as global demand for aluminium is anticipated to reach 70 million tonnes per year by 2020.

Abu Dhabi’s Emal plans to increase production capacity to 1.3 million tonnes by 2014 and the Ma’aden Aluminium Complex in Saudi Arabia’s Ras Al Khair, a $10.8 billion joint venture with Alcoa, will have a total output of 740,000 tonnes per year when complete.

Here are the top 10 operational primary aluminium smelters in the world by capacity, as of December 2012.

1. Name: Huomei Hongjun Aluminium Smelter

Country: China
City: Hongjun
Capacity in tonnes per year (tpy): 1,060,000

2. Name: Dubai Aluminium Co (Dubal)

Country: UAE
City: Jebel Ali, Dubai
Capacity (tpy): 1,040,000

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3. Name: Krasnoyarsk Aluminium Works (BrAZ)

Country: Russia
City: Krasnoyarsk
Capacity (tpy): 1,008,000

4. Name: Bratsk Aluminium Works (BrAZ)

Country: Russia
City: Bratsk
Capacity (tpy): 1,006,000

5. Name: Aluminium Bahrain (Alba)

Country: Bahrain
City: Askar
Capacity (tpy): 890,000

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6. Name: Xinjiang Easthope Coal Power & Aluminium

Country: China
City: Xinjiang
Capacity (tpy): 860,000

7. Name: Emirates Aluminium (Emal)

Country: UAE
City: Taweelah
Capacity (tpy): 800,000

8. Name: Dongfang Xiwang Aluminium Smelter Innermongolia

Country: China
City: Dongfang Xiwang
Capacity (tpy): 780,000

9. Name: Xinfa Group

Country: China
City: Wujiaqu
Capacity (tpy): 740,000

10. Name: Hillside Aluminium

Country: South Africa
City: Richards Bay, Hillside
Capacity (tpy): 720,000

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Source: Light Metal Age