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RIO TINTO ALCAN

Expansion of the Rio Tinto Alcan Alma smelter

Alma II project
Alma (Quebec) Canada


The project aimed at increasing the capacity of the existing smelter by expanding the electrolysis pot rooms and performing expansions and adjustments to the Carbon plant and the Cast House. The pre-feasibility phase of the project covered all required expansions and retrofit work to the plant to increase production from 430K MT to over 570K MT of primary aluminum production with a capital investment of over 1 billion dollars.

Project description:

Year of realization: 2008
Project Value: USD 1 Billion

Services offered by Progesys within owner team:

  • Project controls management and supervision
  • Overall planning of project activities and implementation
  • Overall review, analysis and management of the ±20% project estimate
  • Risk management – identification, assessment and mitigation of risks
  • Review and analysis of constructability study
  • Supervision and management of EPCM contractor work
  • Plan and execute Technical Evaluations and Business Evaluation (audits) by corporate client teams