Almatis Completes Acquisition of Ormet’s Burnside Alumina Refinery
The acquisition marks an important strategic step for Almatis as it will provide the Group with its own feedstock for the production of
premium alumina products, supplementing external sources. The Burnside alumina refinery has an annual capacity of about 500000 t/a. Though the refinery was established as a smelter grade alumina producer, it has proven its capability to produce high quality feedstocks needed to fulfill Almatis’ Premium Alumina standards. In addition to the internal supply, Almatis now will also serve the specialty alumina and hydrate markets with designed products directly from the refinery. Almatis will continue to maintain close relationships with the existing alumina suppliers. The combination of external sources and internal production will strengthen the Group’s global supply and manufacturing network and will bring greater flexibility to safeguard the feedstock supply, both in volume and in diversification of specialty qualities.