Clients
RUSAL’s main products are primary aluminium, aluminium alloys, foil and alumina. The company has access to vast resources of raw materials and provides the entire production cycle. find out more

Sustainable development
In 2009 RUSAL completed a large-scale project to modernise the Krasnoyarsk smelter. The renovation resulted in in its production efficiency increasing considerably and a reduction in its emissions. find out more

WINDALCO

WINDALCO, a bauxite and alumina production complex, uses an opencast method to extract bauxites, which lie close to the surface in Jamaica. The facility infrastructure includes a shipping port and several farms.

  • Located on the Caribbean island of Jamaica
  • The facility infrastructure includes a commercial seaport and farms in Manchester and St Ann

Geography

Jamaica

Products

Alumina, alumina hydrate

Annual production capacity

0,6 million tonnes of alumina
5 million tonnes of bauxite

Capacities

Ewarton and Kirkvine alumina refineries, bauxite mines, Esquivel shipping port, farms in Manchester and St. Ann

Production technology

Alumina production - Bayer process
Bauxite mining - open pit

Development Amid the downturn in the global aluminum market, WINDALCO is continuing efforts to boost productivity. The Company also strives to improve efficiency and reduce operational costs in an effort to maintain sustainability. In addition to the Company’s mandate to operate in a safe environment while meeting its business and production plans, the ongoing overhaul and upgrade of the facility is also a key focus.
In 2015, WINDALCO made commendable achievements with the successful overhaul of kilns, and consistently met its alumina production targets. There are also ongoing efforts aimed at achieving steady performance in the precipitation, mud circuit and other process areas.
The Plant is also continuing to pursue projected plans for equipment operational reliability and reducing cash cost which will assure steady production output levels. The objective is to modernize WINDALCO’s facilities to secure long-term sustainability in 2016 and beyond.

Headcount

1040

Contacts

 

E-mail: Elizabeth.McLaren@rusal.com