Alcoa restarts aluminium smelter at Warrick Operations
Alcoa Corporation is restarting three of five potlines at its Warrick Operations aluminium smelter near Evansville, Indiana – a step that will further improve the competitiveness of the on-site rolling mill. The process to restart the three lines, with 161,400 tonnes of annual capacity, is expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2018. The three potlines will directly supply the Warrick rolling mill, which serves the North American market with flat-rolled aluminium for the food and beverage can packaging industry. The smelter’s molten metal will supplement purchased scrap metal and other raw materials that the Warrick site will continue to procure.