Who owns Worsley Alumina?

Who owns Worsley Alumina?

History and location. South32 holds an 86 per cent interest in Worsley Alumina, while Japan Alumina Associates (Australia) Pty Ltd owns 10 per cent and Sojitz Alumina Pty Ltd owns four per cent. Bauxite is mined near the town of Boddington, 130 kilometres south-east of Perth.

How many people work at Worsley Alumina?

Worsley Alumina is a key contributor to the Western Australian economy. We are one of the largest private sector employers in the Peel and South West regions, with approximately 1,500 permanent employees and more than 500 contractors.

What is an alumina refinery?

Alumina refineries are generally located on or near the coastline to facilitate shipping of alumina to aluminum smelters.

Where is Bauxite mined?

Bauxite is typically found in topsoil located in various tropical and subtropical regions. The ore is acquired through environmentally responsible strip-mining operations. Bauxite reserves are most plentiful in Africa, Oceania and South America. Reserves are projected to last for centuries.

Who owns South 32?

South32 is a mining and metals company headquartered in Perth, Western Australia. It was spun out of BHP Billiton on 25 May 2015. The company is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange with secondary listings on the Johannesburg and London Stock Exchanges.

What is the use of alumina?

Alumina (Aluminium Oxide) is the most widely used oxide ceramic material. Its applications are widespread, and include spark plugs, tap washers, abrasion resistant tiles, and cutting tools. Very large tonnages are also used in the manufacture of monolithic and brick refractories.

How many alumina refineries are there in the world?

six refineries
We are the world’s leading producer of alumina. With installed refinery capacity of 17 million metric tons per year, we currently operate six refineries in Australia, Brazil and Spain, and have a 25 percent share in the refinery that is part of our Ma’aden joint venture in Saudi Arabia.

Where is the world’s largest bauxite mine?

Guinea – 64 million metric tonnes It has the largest bauxite reserve count in the world at 40 billion tonnes. The Sangaredi mine in the Boke region is its biggest bauxite producer. It is owned by Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG), as part of a joint venture between the Guinean Government and Halco Mining.

Where is the largest bauxite mine?

* PRODUCTION AND RESERVES: — Guinea has the world’s largest bauxite reserves and is the biggest exporter of the ore while Australia tops the world in mine production. — The Huntly mine in Australia, owned by Alcoa World Alumina, is the world’s largest, producing 18 million tonnes in 2006.

Where is the Worsley Alumina refinery in Australia?

Worsley Alumina is an integrated bauxite mining and alumina refining operation in the South West of West Australia. Beginning operations in 1984, it is today recognised as one of the largest alumina refineries in the world.

Who is the Vice President Operations at Worsley Alumina?

In 2018, Noel returned to Australia to take up the role of Vice President Operations at Worsley Alumina.

How is bauxite transported to Worsley Alumina refinery?

The bauxite is crushed and carried 51km by a two-flight cable belt conveyor system to the refinery site at Worsley. It is then processed, and the separated alumina is carted by rail and exported through the Port of Bunbury.

How much did it cost to build Worsley Alumina mine?

At the time, building the mine, conveyor belt and processing plant was Australia’s most expensive capital project, costing AUD$1.2 billion and employing 3500 people. Over the past three decades our production has increased four-fold, making Worsley Alumina one of the largest and lowest-cost alumina producers in the world.