Jamalco is a joint venture between General Alumina Jamaica Limited and Clarendon Alumina Production Limited (CAP) with a focus on bauxite mining and alumina production. The entity started as a bauxite mining venture by Alcoa in 1959 and exported its first shipment of bauxite in 1963. The venture began alumina production at a new refinery in Halse Hall, Clarendon in 1972 with a production capacity of 500,000 metric tonnes per year (mtpy), which it exported from its port facility at Rocky Point.
The refinery’s capacity was upgraded to 1 million mtpy in 1999 and then to 1.25 million mtpy in 2003. The completion of a further upgrade in March 2007 lifted the production capacity of the refinery to [1,416,700] million metric tonnes per year.
Jamalco is committed to being “The Best Alumina Producer”
This means that Jamalco will relentlessly pursue continual improvement to: