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Power and automation for Aluminerie Alouette aluminium smelter in Canada

Greater operational flexibility and productivity on both pot lines, and improved overall energy efficiency for the smelter

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ABB delivered power and automation solutions, total engineering capabilities along with long-term support to Aluminerie Alouette smelter in Quebec, Canada.

The largest aluminum smelter in the Americas

Aluminerie Alouette is the largest aluminum smelter in the Americas and the fifth largest in the world. It produces about 575,000 metric tons of primary aluminum ingots per year.


The Aluminerie Alouette consortium comprises five shareholders: Rio Tinto Alcan, Canada (40%), Austria Metall, Austria (20%), Hydro Aluminium, Norway (20%), la Société générale de financement du Québec (13.33%) et Marubeni, Japan (6.67%).

Integrated solutions for control and plant optimization

ABB supplied a turnkey rectifier / transformer package that includes a DC bus system, integration with existing controls / Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, as well as engineering, installation and commissioning services.

ABB’s solutions provide greater operational flexibility and productivity on both pot lines, and improved overall energy efficiency for the smelter.

Aluminium industry-specific application knowledge

The project was executed by ABB's Aluminium Execution Center. 

ABB's Aluminum Execution Center is strategically located in Montreal to serve its North American customers. Its turnkey solutions include integrated strategies, engineering, supply, construction, management, and service.

Main facts

Industry Aluminium
Customer Aluminerie Alouette
Country Canada
Solutions Electric power control system AC 800PEC
Engineering and turnkey project execution
Service support
Project execution
ABB Aluminium Industry Projects Execution Center