23 January 2009

Rumours about the future of Alcoa's Kwinana refinery

An atmosphere of gloom hangs over Alcoa's Kwinana refinery as rumours spread about the future of its alumina operations. The refinery has been in operation since 1963 and employs about a thousand personnel. The Western Australian refinery, located about 22 km south of Perth, produces about 2 million tonnes of alumina annually.

Alcoa previously announced that it will shed 15,000 jobs globally but there will be no cuts to its workforce in WA.

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