Alcoa Corporation Plans Partial Restart of Aluminum Smelter at Warrick Operations
Alcoa Corporation announced in July the plans to restart three of five potlines at its Warrick Operations aluminum smelter near Evansville, Ind., an action that will further improve the competitiveness of the onsite rolling mill.
The process to restart the three lines, with 161 400 t of annual capacity, began immediately and is expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2018. The three potlines directly supply the Warrick rolling mill, which serves the North American market with flatrolled aluminum for the food and beverage can packaging industry. The smelter’s molten metal supplements purchased scrap metal and other raw materials that the Warrick site continues to procure.