Alcoa Approves Next Phase of Quebec Investment Plan
In addition, the preliminary engineering phase of the Deschambault smelter’s amperage increase project will be launched as early as the end of this year. The investments will allow Alcoa to optimize every megawatt-hour of power used in the Quebec smelters. Through technology advancements made at Alcoa’s global Smelting Center of Excellence, the plan will also allow Deschambault to increase its capacity by 25,000 metric tons per year. Roughly 6,800 job-years will be sustained during the construction phase of the Baie-Comeau modernization, generating about $500 million in economic spinoffs.