Sept-Iles Quebec Canada based Aluminerie Alouette’s year-end results are conclusive. The company allocated 620,706 tonnes of aluminium to its shareholders during a year that was unprecedented in every way. The previous record, set in 2016, was 608,964 tonnes. Alouette employees and partners pulled out all the stops to achieve this operational performance, made possible above all by a committed team.
Shipments at the Sept-Iles port facilities also set a record. Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of aluminium were dispatched around the world, mainly to the United States, for ultimate use in areas like transportation, packaging products and infrastructure.
Launched in 2019, construction of a forced air system to cool the smelter’s AP40 reduction cells was completed in November, enabling Alouette to increase pot amperage and maximize energy use. The CAD 100 million project, the biggest investment since Phase 2 of the smelter, was finished on budget and ahead of schedule.